A healthy democracy flourishes when there is a constant and equal struggle between two opposing sides. This keeps both in check and minimizes temptation for the Government of the day to take advantage of being in power. They are held to account and know that if they don’t perform responsibly they’ll likely get tossed out on their ears next election.
We’ve seen this push and pull happening recently in BC with the NDP forming government with the help of the Green Party. They are now on watch and the people will decide if the Liberals need a stronger mandate next election.
In Alberta we are witnessing an historic vote today regarding the proposed PC-Wild Rose merger. If the centre-right parties are able to find consensus, it would assist in the eventual re-establishment of economic stability,
Finally in Ontario we will be facing an election next year after almost 15 years of a Liberal party being in power. This Liberal party’s hold on power has veered from a fairly responsible centrist philosophy to a terribly destructive far-left direction under Kathleen Wynne.
Historically Ontario usually votes one way federally and another provincially – possibly as a measure to maintain a healthy balance of power.
If I had to pick one or the other I’d be hoping Trudeau stays in power for another term if it means getting rid of Liberals in Ontario. Yes that’s how bad I want Wynne gone.
Those are my honest opinions on the subject and you are welcome to express yours in the comment section.
Awesome news from Alberta! Alberta PCs and Wildrose vote to merge as United Conservative Party