Make no mistake: this is a change election.
On Monday, October 19th, Canadians will likely elect a minority Liberal government to Ottawa, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives will be relegated to official opposition (the consequence of which will see Harper step down as Tory leader in the days following Monday's election), Tom Mulcair and the NDP — whose popularity has recovered somewhat in recent days — will return, in Canada's 43rd Parliament, to their traditional third party status, maintaining in the neighbourhood of 85 seats (which is to say, more than five times as many seats as the NDP held at the federal level only a decade ago), as Canadians once again reclaim our traditional values of respect for cultural differences, and a commitment to social justice.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, more than 3.6 million Canadians cast a ballot at one of the hundreds of advance polls across our land — fully one-quarter of all voters who cast a ballot in 2011, and almost double the number of voters who cast a ballot in the advance polls in the previous election — as change for the better was on their mind.
In 2015, Canada will move inexorably forward. If you haven't voted already, make damn sure that you get out to vote on Monday, October 19th. Only you can help to make change happen.
Make your voice heard. Consult with Éric Grenier's threehundredeight.com, and vote for the Liberal or NDP candidate in your riding who will best be able to defeat the loathsome, heinous Conservative candidate on the ballot.
Posted by Raymond Tomlin at October 16, 2015 11:46 AM in Decision Canada 2015