Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Liberal Minority Government

The best that could be expected. Justin Trudeau's Liberal majority has been reduced to a minority government. Now the Liberals will have to govern with the consent of at least one of the other parties. At the very least they will not be allowed to be so arrogant as to attempt to pass legislation so abhorrent to all the other parties so as to trigger an election. On the other hand, the other parties (other than, perhaps, Scheer's Conservatives) will themselves be leery of forcing another election. I suspect that Trudeau will first try to govern alone.

It doesn't seem likely that the Liberals can be forced to pass electoral reform. Together the NDP and the Greens don't have the votes to force the combined Liberals, Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois to eliminate the unfair advantage that FPTP gives them.

Good to see that Maxime Bernier's Nazi Party didn't win any seats and that the Fuhrer himself failed to win in his own riding.

Conservatives will probably whine about how their party got more of the popular vote than the Liberals did. But they whine all the fucking time about anything and everything anyway. If you add up the NDP and the Green Party votes it's clear that Canada remains a social-democratic country with at least some sense of environmental and scientific reality.

I guess that when all is said and done though, nothing has really changed. Back in the days of Harper, the Liberals pretty much went along with the harpercons' corporate agenda. The Justin Trudeau Liberals can continue to pass the corporate agenda with Scheer's Conservatives supporting it.

Is Scheer out? It doesn't matter one way or the other. The shortage of any sort of talent among the Conservatives works in his favour. But his own mediocrity and uselessness means he's not irreplaceable himself. Whether he stays or goes as party leader won't change the fact that they're almost all a bunch of deplorable idiots.

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