Certainly looks like we may all be in for yet another round of "centering" towards the right, macdoc.
Just as it should be.
And...for the record...I'm rather in favor of the european style "runoff elections" when all is said and done. It just seems fairer. A multitude of my so-called "redneck" friends feel the same way. Just so you know.
As for the prospect of diminished power from Central Canada....
The Ontario Provincial election will most likely end with the Liberals in the drivers seat. Polls seem to indicate this eventual outcome...and I couldn't see even my own self ( were I an Ontarian) voting to continue Ernie Eves flawed leadership for a single extra day. He's history.
So...the incoming provincial Liberals could go either way. They could follow the lead of the BC Liberals or the newly elected Quebec Liberals, and adopt a set of right-wing policies that would make a hardline Conservative blush with envy (I suspect that they might just do this, BTW).
Or, they might just go back to the old ways and drive the province further in debt while pandering to the still-powerful unions. Subsidies for EVERYONE!! Yowsa!!
If the new government takes the former path then we will have the prospect of serious cuts to long-held social programs and a lot of very pissed off union types. Bad times for two or three years while it all takes effect...and then better times with less waste and stupidity will ensue. Cheers all around soon after that, and a solid mandate to continue from the electorate.
(Who cares what they're calling themselves this week. Just so long as they address reality. Really!)
If the incoming Ontario Provincial Government goes back to the tired old ways of tax and spend and pie in the sky subsidies for unsustainable programs...then WATCH OUT!
You won't have two or three years of tough times...you'll have a decade or more of them. And it will just get worse!
Either way, there is going to be a serious hiccup in the Central Canada engine of prosperity. Perhaps a short one...,perhaps a very long and trying one. Your choice.
Meanwhile...alll of us out here in the third most populous Province (equal in size and prosperity to yourselves, if you count our buddies in Alberta and Saskatchewan, BTW) will be growing like wildfire. And producing most of the real wealth in this country. And welcoming in thousands of the best and brightest from the faltering center of Canada. Plus a boatload of big money from many other parts of this continent...if you want to get picky about it.
So...go ahead. Whatever you guys choose for a Provincial Government is just fine with all of us.
And we hope you do well with it. Really.
Go ahead and keep on playing with the tired old ideas that have been tossed away by so very many other countries and states in the modern world. hey...they might just work
this time out....right? [img]tongue.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img]
And please ignore that loud frieght train sound that bearing down on you from the west. The one that's hooting loudly for you to get out of the way.
It's probably nothing, really. [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img]