Doug Ford, aka Fordie (Ford D.) Boy, has won an overwhelming majority government in Ontario tonight, even if with just 40% of the vote. It’s almost too strategically well spread out to believe, but it is what it is. I don’t know what you’re thinking, 40% of Ontarians who voted, but consequences for you will be consequences.
For my part, living in Canada outside of Ontario, your election results basically just cost you any economic contribution I might have consciously made until you elect someone else who is less elitist and less corrupt in every way imaginable. That’s my reaction to the fiasco. It’s not much, of course, me just being one person, but helping the world is about doing what you can do. If more people had turned out to vote, for instance, in what was among the lowest voter turnouts ever, things might have been different. But hey, my little personal boycott is the least of your worries in Ontario now cause I think most people who voted for Doug Ford will eventually come to regret it. Only time will tell.
Until then, for my part, there’ll be no vacations to Ontario for me until your government changes. I’ll avoid even flying through Toronto or other Ontarian airports unless there were a major inconvenience. I will insist friends where meet me elsewhere for when we do meet, cause they’ll be able to use the break, as well. Of course, I can’t avoid everything, like how certain things ship from Ontario warehouses that I wouldn’t even know about until afterward, or don’t have a choice to buy from another place. However, if I know I have a choice elsewhere, you can bet I will pick it.
Little boycott, sure. But what if a whole bunch of other people did it?
It’s 8:32 pm Tuesday night, May 30th, as I write this, half an hour after polls closed in Nova Scotia for our provincial election today. Yet, the TV coverage has nothing worthy to report. I don’t know wassup with that Nova Scotia speed results reporting, so I called my contact at CNN, Anderson Scooper, to get a projection and, lo and behold, they had one!
CNN is projecting a Liberals majority in Nova Scotia!
Thanks, Mr. Scooper. I can get on with my life now. 🙂
The Canadian and local stations made the same call at 12:57 AM Wednesday morning. Case and point, thank you very much. 😉
I seem to be developing a lingo of my own to talk about the 2016 US Election and its fall out. I’ve been avoiding saying the Shrump’s name correctly cause he’s that much of a caricature to me. Now, I’m going to refer to the 2016 US election as simply, 8-11.
You can start early voting today for the US, it seems, from what some friends were posting on Facebook. That’s almost a month ahead of time!
That led me to think with that much time, what if enough people went to vote that CNN and other news stations could call the election before election night?
Seriously, this could be done!
C’mon, American neighbours! Don’t make me wait. And don’t disillusion me on my perception of your collective intelligence and common sensibility.
Actually, forget about me! Don’t make the world wait. Nor disillusion it on their perception of your collective intelligence and common sensibility!
It’s a pretty obvious choice! Why prolong the inevitable?
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation just made the call on election returns they saw that Justin Trudeau will be Canada’s next Prime Minister (23rd)!
Finally, Canada smartened up and got rid of “our George Bush”. Now, if only we could find our Barack Obama rather than somebody who sounds like a junior high school kid at a pep rally when giving speeches.
Honestly, I just hope he’s a good listener to be able to listen to good advisers he’ll have to rely on for policy advice.