Well, the inevitable Canadian election that's been pending for weeks has finally come. Yawn.
But I can't let the American's and their historic election have all the fun - our run of the mill, every 2 years like clockwork election is important too!
I'm extremely interested in politics but pretty disenchanted with Canadian politics. I'm socially very liberal, but fairly fiscally conservative, and moderate on foreign policy.
Frankly, none of the Canadian Parties appeal to me - Conservatives are too socially conservative, Liberals and NDP are too fiscally liberal. The Paul Martin liberals were OK except for the fact that I didn't like Paul Martin as a person and a leader.
None of that even matters, though, because every riding I've ever been able to vote in has been a solid lock. I've lived in Gilles Duceppe's riding in Montreal and 2 liberal strongholds for the past century. The riding I'm currently in has NEVER voted anything but Liberal. So what's the point of even voting?
I'll probably vote Green, not because I agree with all their policies, but because I think they deserve a bigger voice then they currently have, and at their level, every vote counts. I think it's ridiculous that a party that gets 10% of the popular vote gets 0 seats in parliament. But that's a discussion for another time...
So, my fellow Canadians - are you just as disenchanted as I am? Who are you voting for?