aeric90 wrote:Quick two cents... the polls during the campaign show that people who voted conservative did not vote for Harper. Opinion polls on him in general were very low. People generally vote conservative for their riding candidates or in this case, simply did not want to vote Liberal. I know I don't agree with their social policies but they did manage to get us through the worst economic crisis since the great depression as one of the strongest economies in the world.
Second... no average Canadian has any clue what the fuck 'contempt of Parliament' means. Trying to explain it to them would have been counter productive. Layton knew this and ran a totally different campaign. Ignatief didn't. Also contempt of Parliament even on a political scale means nothing. It gives to opposition the right to do two things, censure and vote non-confidence and leave it in the hands of the people. They did that.
Incidentally I did not vote conservative, I'm just trying to be objective.
Every time I think I understand Canadian politics (or English Politics or Japanese Politics, for that matter) something comes and kicks me in the face and I realize I know nothing.
So, given that Harper's polls are in the shitter, would the Cons put Harper in charge again? How does PM get selected? It's chosen by the representatives together, right? Could a different Con be better than Harper? Isn't there a cabinet or something? Do they all get changed too?
And, really? People don't know what contempt of Parliament means?! Augh Canada you are supposed to be smart and hip and beautiful and in the know! I look up to you as America's non-stupid cool older brother!
What's the breakdown for party based on age bracket? Why don't people want to vote Liberal? And, I know Cons aren't as socially conservative as the GOP in the United States... but how socially conservative are they?