I’m very disappointed with the Canadian election. Not that the Liberals won but that the NDP candidate in my riding did so poorly. Whatever, that was kind of no surprise, but the fact that they came in 4th in my riding made me angry. I was either going to vote Bloc or NDP in Monday’s election, but I wanted to vote for the candidate for the best chance because I didn’t really see a difference in their platform (other than that the Bloc promotes Quebec soverignty). I called the NDP office in Montreal and asked them if they’re candidate had a hope in hell in winning my riding (the NDP is pretty much non-existant in Quebec, so “hope in hell” is a pretty accurate term). I explained to them my problem and the woman I spoke to on the phone told me that that the NDP are in a better position than the Bloc to win, although they were definitely well behind the Liberals. After talking with her for ten minutes, she had me convinced that a vote for the NDP would help knock out the incumbent Liberal out of the seat in my riding.
Well, not only did the NDP not come close to winning, they were behind the Bloc in the riding as well. I hate being lied to. I mean, I know that I should have done more research in the polls, but still, the way the NDP were saying that the Bloc was pretty much non-existant in the riding and the they would be eating the NDP’s dust, it seemed to me that my vote was better off with the NDP. The woman told me (as did a supporter who came knocking on my door) saying that voting for the Bloc would be ok to them because they believed in many of the same principles as the NDP, it doesn’t make sense to me why they would want to decieve me like that (okay, decieve is too strong a word, but I hate being lied too.
I think NDP leader Jack Layton is a good guy, but unless he wants my vote in any future election, he’s going to have to shake my hand and personally apologize to me. He’s lucky I don’t make him eat his parents because I really hate being lied too.Powered by Sidelines