Better than them winning an outright majority again, I suppose; that wasn’t gonna happen.
Brief commentary on the results?
(I directed y’all to Gerry last time; I’m sure he’ll again have an excellent, deeper dissection of this mess of an election, tomorrow or the next day…)
Okay, maybe I’ll offer a little more commentary this time, some initial thoughts, but still, once again:
Max Bernier isn’t even going to keep his seat, let along his party winning any others, it appears. Not even Ford Nation’s cachet could help Renata Ford, Doug Ford’s widow, take Etobicoke North.
Given the general short lifespan of third parties in this country after a poor showing after their first election, that’s probably going to be it for the PPC. I’d love to be proven wrong, but I doubt I will be. They didn’t even manage the 3% they were ostensibly polling at, getting only half that, it appears. They’re done.
Trudeau is a drama teacher – he’s not very good at acting, though he loves to play dress-up; he’ll pretend to be humbled and contrite, then go back to misgoverning as the last four years…
The main difference between this parliament and the last one, is the death of the NDP in Quebec, and the re-rise of the Bloq Quebecois, reborn not as sovereignist but more cultural nationalist.
That is good news, from a reactionary perspective; good for Quebec.
Too bad they won’t run outside of Quebec. 😉
Anyway, nothing much will change with this election. I’m sure the Liberals will coast along with their minority government since the opposition is quite divided.
Scheer will keep on being the shitty leader of the shitty Tories; he will take his party’s slight gains as a vindication of his leadership, even though any decent leader would have been able to capitalize on Trudeau’s shittiness and win. But then the Tory role in the game is to lose; that’s what they really want. Like Republicans before Trump / Never Trump Republicans. Damn them.
Jagmeet Singh will keep on being the shitty leader of the shitty NDP; despite his drubbing in Quebec, his holding onto his leadership seat will allow him to weather any storm, I’m sure.
The slight increase of the Greens may make them marginally more attractive next time, but probably not by much.
So nothing much will change, really.
I voted today, in this federal election; my first time voting in a federal election in 19 years.
Because at least I had an option I could believe in.
Which failed miserably.
Who knows when I will next bother to vote again federally. If ever.
“Put not your trust in princes…”