Canada Voted 2004

I took part in the federal election yesterday. Paul Martin’s Liberals ran surprisingly strongly and will form a minority government in Canada, with the balance of power held by Jack Layton’s New Democrats.

I voted for local NDP candidate Melanee Thomas. It was fairly certain here in Lethbridge that the conservative party would win, but nevertheless I feel disappointed that it wasn’t even close.

The sad thing is, it probably doesn’t matter who gets in. I realize it’s not good to be this pessimistic about voting at such an early age but I think Gary put it best, with his government Cat & Mouse analogy. We’re all just mice voting for the cats whom are perceived as the least hungry.

One reply on “Canada Voted 2004”

It wasn't my analogy, some early NDP bigwig made it up.

Mouseland as told by Tommy Douglas, 1944

I didn't vote NDP though, because although I'm not a cat (yet), I am really not a mouse.

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