Submitted by Steven Kaszab
Election 2021 has arrived. Our leading political parties are vying for Canadians trust and votes. Many promises, with limited explanation’s no how they can be accomplished financially abound. an election , short lived and bitterly fought. Enjoy 🙂
Green Party: Their message grabs at our hearts and souls, our very hope to survive. Will our planet survive the effects of Global Warming? Every day we witness and see strange weather events, catastrophic global events such as hurricanes, twisters, flooding, mud slides, earth quakes and the list can go on. All have happened in the past but are now so very significant to us all. They seem to be happening at the same time. So The Greens have our attention, but do they have the answers to our problems? They often speak about changing the way we do business and live our lives. We must change our personal and national expectations if we are to pass a future onto our children. Economic policies are poor. Their vision of Green Economics is still being worked on, the details limited, promising us hope that governments & corporations will figure it out, and bring about the Green Industry we will need to employ the millions who have lost their jobs in the Energy, Plastics, Fisheries and Natural Recourse Industries. They give us hope but nothing concrete to hold on except our Fear of The Possible.
Libertarian Party: Good People just not living in the right era. While the rest of the world requires governments to do more, these pioneers try to lead us away from dependency upon the public domain. Canadians need a few of their number to be elected into our parliament, as opposites to the political status quo.
New Democratic Party: My son sees The NDP as a sound alternative to the status quo. During these last few years Jagmeet Singh and The NDP have truly been The Liberals social conscience. When the Liberals forget about the little guy, suddenly Jagmeet appears to remind them who holds the balance of power in this past government. While the NDP has promised much, and explained that the rich will pay for it, we all know its nice to have stuff like dental care, pharma care too, but the middle class and the small guy will have to pay in the long run. The wealthy have always minimized their tax burden and we don’t have the clout to do so.
Conservative Party: If there were a party that needed to reinvent itself it is this party. I was a member for far to many years, and have witnessed its chaos, infighting, lack of leadership. The Conservative Party is not “Progressive ” in any way. If given a chance to pick a word that best describes its policy making it is “Fearful”. Fearful of change, fearful of going off their mission. This party represents the wealthy Canadian,Business people beholding to Bay Street and the NYSE. Big Energy oozes from the very pores of its leader and back room boys. I say boys cause when they had a chance to elect a Black Woman to be their leader they declined to do so. Leslyn Lewis brought energy, youth and a broad perspective to a man centric party. Ask Rona Ambrose how their party deals with women in the leadership role. They have great people like Scot Davidson, someone who cares for the environment and does something about it, but most members have to rely upon a lack luster leader like Erin O’toole to set policy directives.
The Bloc Quebecois: All for One, and one for all. Quebec separation as a dream, Quebec independence a reality. Quebec rules its own roost, and the rest of Canada must still stand by and observe. This party has spunk but little imagination. Achieving independence is doable so long as the right people in leadership exist. Thankful they presently do not. I think the members of this party are very sound and competent parliamentarians. Party unity is their strength.
Liberal Party: In power and showing it. Their leadership has jumped the gun and thrown its hat into the political ring by declaring an election. After seeing the political turn about in the Nova Scotia’s election, I am sure their gambling fever maybe waning by now. The Liberals have done a reasonable job these past few years with regards to their COVID-19 Response. They have shown Canadians that they will throw economic concerns about debit aside so long as they can assist the Canadian population. Sure many errors have happened in these past few years, and much concern is directed to our Prime minister with regards to His method of managing his Team and ruling Canadians. There seems to be to much secrecy within Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet and Caucus. Transparency and accountability has been promised to Canadians, and we are still looking for a glimpse of it. Should the Liberals get re elected I hope it will be a majority cause damn they will need it to deal with the many problems set before them.
Massive Debt Foreign Affairs insecurity (China)How to deal with The Biden Administration What are they going to do for our aboriginal Neighbor’s?Inflation has shown its ugly face. What to do? Etc…
Good luck to a memorable Election. Think before you vote. But please do vote. Remember what happened last election. They who vote set the national stage.
As a loyal supporter of BU living in Canada, I will do my self imposed duty to provide a comment.
I will vote for the same party I have voted for in previous elections.
I hope the men and MIA appreciate my latest contribution to the Diaspora Corner. lol
You voting for Trudeau?
I say boys cause when they had a chance to elect a Black Woman to be their leader they declined to do so. Leslyn Lewis brought energy, youth and a broad perspective to a man centric party.
Only if you want the PC Party to do to her what the Greens have done to Annamie Paul, BTW female leaders have never done well at the Federal level see Kim Campbell and Alexa Mc Donough
You should ask why that is so?
Full-stop not question mark.
Majority Government 5-1
Minority Government 9-5
Queen’s Plate? 3 Bajan jocks all currently at double digit odds, but PHusbands could shorten to 8-1 by post time Sunday
Did you know Justin Trudeau was bullied as a child, and those bullies still remember him taking it 30 years later? That and other fascinating facts of the Prime Minister of Canada are here:
Plus a discussion of which party will win. Click on CANADA CALLS AN ELECTION secondly.
This topic about Canada’s election shows how many of us are affected by US indoctrination. If is was about Trump or Biden we can anticipate the torrent of comments.
Canada is not a dominant force in the world. Why would you find it strange that we have more interest in the USA?
THE WHOLE WORLD DOES, and for good reason.
I suggest it would be more strange NOT to be interested.
In other words, David, it is not about US indoctrination but rather a healthy interest in the power that shapes the world in which we live.
And too besides, is there anything going on in Canada as crazy as what is going on in the US?
Can one take one’s eyes off an accident about to happen?????
The US had a black man in the driver’s seat for eight years, something nobody expected. That was a crazy ride.
Then they had a madman in the driver’s seat. He drove them straight into an insurrection for chrissake!
Anything like that going on in Canada?
Get real, David! Do you watch boring movies?
From reading exchanges about US politics what you suggest does not add up.
GO LOOK IT UP!
Quite simply, the reduced opportunities for transmission causes a virus to die out.
Uh-oh! Wrong blog!
How will managing COVID 19 be affected by the call of federal elections? Is it driven by medical authority or government officials.
Most of the government leaders follow the advice of medical authorities but there are always provincial leaders who will try to influence the elections.
COVID 19 is difficult to manage especially in fall and winter. That is probably why Trudeau is hoping for a majority.
Speaking for MYSELF, it adds up. I have NOT been indoctrinated. I never followed US politics really until the Republicans put forward Donald Trump as their candidate. I had to see what could have possessed them. Then came the election. Obviously I couldn’t turn away then. It was indeed the greatest show on earth!
Full of drama, comedy, tragedy, the whole works!
But I am not indoctrinated. Merely interested. I never bought into the story of America.
Or else I would be living there rather than here!
I turned on the TV while having my bowl of soup. More bullshit than was imaginable. All seeking the narrow lane down Centre Street.
After a grab bag with seemingly unending goodies, the PC leader tell us he plans to “balance the budget”. Meanwhile the PM quips he doesn’t really think about monetary policy. Just as well as he doesn’t understand it. The NDPs want to tax foreign investors but will let in anybody on humanitarian grounds. The only sane one is Paul of the Green Party, who spends everyday in her Toronto riding, for if she loses she has no political future.
I don’t know who is advising Paul but she has already lost twice in the same riding and will lose again. What did Singh do when he knew he would find the going tough in Ontario although he was already an MPP? He went West to a friendly riding and Paul should have done the same, not saying she would win but the environment in BC for a Green is much friendlier than in TO.
Politicians never learn, remember John Tory was leader of the PC’s and was elected in a safe rural riding but when the Election was called he switched ridings and ran in Don Mills and was soundly beaten by Kathleen Wynne ending his run as PC leader.
Sarge, their is no easy spot for Paul. But I’m with you, I’d find a riding in a smaller area who are sensitive to environmental concerns.
Ulterior motives. lol smoking hot reporter.
Scotiabank CFO Raj Viswanathan said the bank doesn’t see the delta variant as a threat to loan growth or as a potential catalyst for increased credit losses, with the possible exception of its operations in the tourism-dependent Caribbean. (Bloomberg)
Margin continues to narrow between Liberals and Conservatives
Since the beginning of the campaign, there has been a four-point swing between the Liberals and Conservatives, closing the gap between the two parties and decreasing the odds that the Liberals can reach the 170-seat mark needed for a majority government. The NDP’s support is up since the last election and the party might be the only one that makes significant seat gains. The Bloc Québécois vote is stabilizing, while the Greens are sliding again. The People’s Party sits at 3.9 per cent.
How the polls are averaged
Down to the last week.
Polls (not that they have been accurate in recent years) say it’s neck and neck. Now about turning votes into seats.
The middle lane on main street is full. Now it’s about scaring the NDP and PPC voters that if they don’t vote Lib or PC they are ‘giving’ the seat to the ‘other side’. Vote splitting and strategic voting is the talk, for those who haven’t voted yet.
Another minority government seems likely.