Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Outlook is still bleak, but it's LESS bleak.

Well, it was the Alberta Provincial Election yesterday, and Jago and I went across the street to vote when I got home from school. (It's nice to have polling stations that are almost always within a street-crossing of your house.) We spent our 45 minutes in line talking mostly about comic books, did our civic duty, and went home. A few hours later, we checked the statistics.

The Progressive Conservatives are still the majority; in fact, Alberta has now had a right-wing majority government for the past ten elections. They did lose a "whopping" 13 seats, dropping from 74 seats to 61. I was triply happy about the election results: PCs down, NDP up - To four seats! Twice as many as they had last time! Official party status, here we come! - and my political hero, Raj Pannu, ex-leader of the NDP, won his riding. MY riding. Everything's coming up . . . well, Ralph Klein. But less than usual.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the NDP is for people who are too damn lazy, or stupid to make their own way in the life.

Silly Dan said...

I think, considering Social Credit was in power from 1935 to 1971, it's even more than 10 consecutive right-wing majorities. They've just changed conservatives every so often, that's all.

Jago said...

Anonymity is for people who are too damn cowardly to take responsibility for the things they say.