Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oh, Canada.

I am disappoint.

61% voter turnout? Puh. Leeze.

We need some major electoral change in this country. Starting with proportional representation. I really can't understand a) how 39% of votes = a majority government; and b) how people are OKAY with this?! I've heard a few "voice of the people" comments, and I have to say: bullshit. If we were looking at a minority government, with seats apportioned according to actual voter support, I'd totally be OK with that. Not happy, but I could accept it. The situation as it stands blows goats.

Also, last night I dreamed I went all Buffy the Vampire Slayer on some Tory ass.  Only I was too short to really be effective. And their heads were too thick to bash. Depressing. (Though I did land a few good drop kicks!)

In real life, I'll be mailing my MP (who rocks my finest hand-knit socks off) and asking how she intends to approach accountability for Harper...and where she stands on the notion of electoral reform.

I'm gonna need a sturdier (and taller!) soap box...


Louisa said...

I think a lot of people don't vote because they don't feel it does anything useful. Remember all the expectations for the Big Man south of us. What exactly has he done that he promised? Not much. Also proportional methods of voting are too complicated for most people. (Including me!) But I know what you're saying. Maybe we can start our own Perfect World? One that includes lots of yarn for all! LOL!

And my guy got in too. At least we have some opposition in our own backyards. If that helps at all.

Mrs.Q said...

Dude, if you can read a knitting chart, you can figure out proportional representation! Maybe that's the answer...convert 'em all to knitting!

Anonymous said...

I agree, Mrs. Q...except the part about converting them all to knitting - some of us have two right thumbs!

Yvette said...

I hear you. Thankfully my riding over here in Toronto went NDP as well with the awesome Peggy Nash.
Hey, maybe I should send her some socks!