Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Are You Currently, Or Have You Ever Been, A Member Of The Communist Party?

So we have a Liberal minority government, eh? Interesting. I see Ontario can still rule this country with no regard for anyone else. Not entirely unexpected, but such is the way of things. I voted NDP, based mostly on the strength of our local candidate, Nettie Wiebe, however we got Brad Trost, and I think he'll be good. All that really matters for Saskatoon-Humboldt is that we got rid of Pankiw.

I'll also make clear that I don't think that Harper and the Conservatives are as bad as Ryan thinks. Really the parties in Canada aren't as different as they make themselves out to be, especially Conservatives and the Liberals, what with Paul "CEO for Canada" Martin and his offshore holdings in the Bahamas. Geez.

A few things we learned from this election.

1) Paul Martin has dropped the ball with regards to Quebec. What does 54 votes for the Bloc Québécois in Quebec, their best showing since their first election in 1993, shows that Martin can't convince Quebec that he has their best interests at heart.

2) Ontario rules the country. With most of the Liberal vote coming from Ontario, they have again showed that it doesn't matter what the rest of the country thinks. Win Ontario, and you win Canada.

3) The West still feels alienated. Almost all of Alberta and Saskatchewn voted Conservative, with the exception of 3 ridings. What is it about Alberta that scares Ontario so much?

3) Your vote counts. In several ridings, including my own, the polls were very close, as in a few hundred out of thousands of votes. So if you really care about democracy, get out and vote.

Well that's probably the most political post you'll get from me in a long time. I haven't really probed the complexities of my own politics and I despise labels. As a young person, I feel my opinions are still developing and I may feel differently in 4 years again.

As for personal politics, I had a run in with my boss Lori this morning which developed into an hour long conversation about Blockbuster and the way I feel about the company.

Basically, my personal beliefs about big business and corporate style of leadership makes me very angry with the way things are handled at work. I don't know how much longer I'll be there; basically we both acknowledged that with my strong convictions and inability to simply accept the leadership of the DL, I won't be there much longer.

Will be kinda sad, I've worked there for over 2 years. But I think it is time to move on. With that said, if anyone has any hot tips on a good job, let me know at the email address above.


At 2:23 p.m., Blogger Ryan said...

Well, it will be interesting at the least to see what happens in the future with a minority government. I'm still curious about the whole popular vote issue. I find it amazing the Bloc can win more than double the seats of the NDP running as a non-national party with less of the popular vote. Suprisingly, I'm all for Quebec having their say, but not at the expense of an accurate representation of the public's wishes.

That's too bad about Blockbuster but I have to say I'd seen it coming. I ran into that myself during my short stint the company and you lasted much longer than I. I find it interesting that you are regarded as a threat to be done away rather than a chance to improve their practices. But oh well, such is the way of work.

At 2:35 p.m., Blogger Ryan said...

I also just wanted to let you know that my subdomain has changed. It's now intuitivecreativity@blogspot.com.

As for more politics, I find I'm in the majority when it comes to voters of my age. I did not vote NDP. Does that mean I'm crazy or something?

At 11:43 p.m., Blogger Ewan said...

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At 4:20 p.m., Blogger Ryan said...

Hey dude, I heard about your run in with Lori...What a silly woman...I think that even though you have frustrations with Jason, certain problems could be averted if you and me weren't forced to do all the work cause she slacks off all the time. I guess Jason's gunna be at the staff meeting, and I think it's time that he heard about how crappy he is, cause in his mind she's just perfect...which is baloney(not the kind in a delicatessen but the kinda people are full of)

See ya this weekend holmes


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