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Election Time

So, it's good ol' election time in Canada once again. And those from other countries: no, we don't have a fixed schedule for elections. We have them whenever we feel like it. *shrugs*

I went to a debate tonight. Normally, I support NDP (New Democratic Party). Their main platform has always been health, education, with a bit of transportation on the side. All very important, especially in the North. And I would have voted for them, no questions asked....

.... until I listened to the Green Party. No, that is not the Marijuana Party. It is a party based on healthy choices; for people, environment, and government. Basically, right up my hippie alley.

Here comes the question..... Green Party has no hope in hell ever getting into power. Really, they don't. So, do I vote on something totally new, because the speaker had great ideas but he (98% for sure) will not win (or, if he does, have no real power), or vote for my NDP and give them more power to try to, theoretically, fight for their issues?

I might actually think about this one, instead of voting for the only one who bothered to talk in my ghetto neighbourhood (when I lived in the crackwhore house).

The Green Party
NDP

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opera_queen
Jan. 21st, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
Hey chica,

Way to get informed!

The way I see it, you have to cast your vote in the way you think best represents what you want from government.

Some people vote strategically, meaning they vote the way the polls suggest in order to remove the current shitty government. (And, really, no matter who is in power, it's a shitty government in most cases, because otherwise why would we be having an election?) -- I don't even know if that sentence made any sense.

If the Green Party really represents your beliefs, then vote Green. At least then they know they have support...and in 50 years, they might get a seat in parliament!

How ever, if you want a more direct voice in Ottawa, then I would suspect that NDP would be the vote to cast. However, your riding looks like it is going to be a really interesting one. I'm looking forward to seeing how it will go.

My riding is traditionally NDP, but polls are suggesting it might be a close race. Wow. Politics are fun. I'm serious when I say that, by the way.
aolfe
Jan. 21st, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Politics
I agree totally about the green party, with one added thought I had about them. They are the only party (besides the Bloc which doesn't matter in our riding anyway) that did not get into the insult throwing, the "boiled dogs head smile" etc...and that makes me want to support the green even more. But, like you, do I waste a vote that will really never go anywhere anyways?
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