Monday, January 23, 2006

Conservative Minority Government

The Conservative Party is going to form a minority government, and it looks like a partnership with a surging NDP holding the balance of power, could be a possibility.

Hopefully, we'll see the platform for electoral reform pushed through. And, if I can just say - the NDP gets 18% of the vote, but takes in less seats then the Bloc who just get 9%? If it is not a system that needs to be fixed, I don't know one that does.

A justice and crime package could be pushed through as well, as both the Conservatives and NDP were talking that before.

I'm wondering how the tax package will work out. I think the NDP could support the GST cut, in exchange maybe for a larger infrastructure investment that the Conservatives have indicated could be on the table.

A big question to come ... will Paul Martin resign, or will he stay on as Leader of the Loyal Opposition?

Something else that is interesting, is that it looks like there will be no government caucus members from the big cities - no Conservatives leading in Toronto (too bad, Peter - next time!), Vancouver, or Montreal. I don't know how that's going to play out.

It's going to be an interesting several months.

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Unknown said...

Who knows what will happen. A NDP/CPC coalition would be interesting though.

-Socialist Swine

Diane Francis said...

It's a good outcome. Not pro-Bush or pro-American, as the US media may misrepresent, but anti anti-Bush and anti anti-American.

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