They say the third time’s a charm and that was the case for Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada. After two minority governments, the Tories have finally won their majority mandate, winning 167 of the 305 seats. We can now look forward to a stable government that will keep the economic recovery on track instead of wondering when we’ll be going to the polls again.
Reading some of the tweets from all the Liberal and NDP whiners provided some nice entertainment tonight. They’re wondering how the Conservative can win a majority when 60% of Canadians didn’t vote for them (answer: more than two parties were running) and they’re calling for electoral reform, recount, proportional representation, etc. My reply to all this: There are three types of people in this world.
- Those who make things happen
- Those who watch things happen
- Those who wonder what happened
Whiners are almost always in the second and third groups. While I like to think that my endorsement of the Conservative Party won the majority for them, I know that’s not the case. However, I was doing my part to make things happen. If the Conservative didn’t win, I wouldn’t have whined about it or call for electoral reform, proportional representation or any of those other crap.
A huge congrats goes to Jack Layton and his Non Democratic Party for becoming the Official Opposition. You had to move your party pretty close to center and abandon some of your socialist ideals but hey, you’re finally number two! With a Conservative majority and NDP opposition, politics in Canada just got fun again! I’m looking forward it.