I voted Conservative. So did millions of people throughout Canada. They even gave the Conservative party an increased mandate to govern, albeit a minority one. So, I was happy. The Conservatives will bring on their agenda, but the opposition would keep them in check.
Never did the thought cross my mind that the opposition parties would form a coalition to take away the Conservative’s mandate to govern. This has never happened in my lifetime, and this has only happened once in Canada’s modern history.
How do I feel? I’m no politician. I’m no government bureaucrat. But it hurts to see how the opposition has treated the western vote with such utter contempt. They found an opportunity – a poor decision on Harper’s part and went in for the kill to take my vote away and bring power back east again.
And it may happen if Michele Jean decides to allow this coalition to proceed, to be led by a leader that was clearly rejected by the whole country, to be propped up by a party that has no sound grounding in basic economics, and to be shored up by a party that wants to break this country apart.
An election does not appeal to me either. I have allowed my voice to be heard by voting . Having another election would make that voice worthless.
The solition? Michele Jean – you are the head of state. Exercise your power to force everyone to work together for the betterment of the country. If you allow this coalition to proceed as is, you run the risk of alienating Western Canadians like myself. Force a coalition that includes ALL parties. That’ll teach them to play these games with my vote.
The West wants to play too. Don’t let these eastern bullies turn their backs on us.