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So exciting that change is sweeping Canada….what will happen?
12 hours later: Update
oh god, the worst happened.Â Harper got what he wanted: a Conservative majority government.Â 60% voter turn out (record low), and only 40% of those voted Conservative, but our problematic, first-past-the-post system means we still wind up with a so-called “majority” government who do not actually represent the majority.Â Not to mention Harper governs like a creepy dictator, shutting down the watch-dogs, taking away funding from all possible sources of critique.
In good news, amazing Green Party leader Elizabeth May won her seat: first-ever Green MP in our Parliament!Â And of course, the historic and incredible victory for the NDP, becoming the new official opposition, with 102 seats!Â Which is totally exciting….except that a Tory majority is going to make their job a very very difficult one.Â Â Personally proud and happy to have the awesome Peggy Nash back in action, representing my riding of Parkdale-High Park.