well, today is the day we elect a government. Red or blue? (liberal or conservative?) we'll see later on tonight. could it be orange (NDP)? I doubt it, but that's the way I voted today. One more orange riding might help keep whichever government that gets (back) into power on the straight and narrow. Maybe one day our little orange party will be more than the opposition, the idealist voice of social reform. Maybe.I'm interested to see how voting will turn out in Quebec. It seems the blues have gained some ground in a territory dominated by the reds and the Bloc (what colour do they use? Isn't it another shade of blue? I think they should pick purple, since it has such ties to sovereignty). The rest of the country seems to care not at all about the liberal sponsorship scandal, but in Quebec, where the scandal hit hardest, it is certainly enough to turn the tide for so many red supporters who do not want separation. I will be watching to see how the voters respond.
Looks like more and more Canadians are getting out to exercise their democratic rights today. That's heartening, after such an embarrassing turnout at the polls last time around.
My polling station was my old juniour high school! It was funny to be in there again. Everyone looked so little, and if I do say, so STUNNED. Did we look like that when we were that age – like little walking zombies, wandering aimlessly, waiting for someone to push us in the next direction? I know I have always lived in my own little world inside my head, but wow – these kids I saw today looked totally out of it. Who knows? maybe they were all high.
Well, I'm sure I'll have something to say about the results tomorrow. With any luck, we won't be hailing to Harper tomorrow! Peace!