11 October 2007

Election

Well that, as they say, is that. Liberal majority again. The big loser here was not really the Conservatives (though they lost a few seats) but John Tory in particular. It's fitting that he used the slogan "Leadership Matters." Most Ontarians paid attention and looked at his leadership when he made his asshat private school funding comments, comments that a large portion of his own followers couldn't follow. As such, he is without a seat this term. Mwahaha. Asshat.

Anyway, MMP didn't pass. Oh well. There were news reports that the NDP accused the Liberals of not advertising the referendum enough, and that many voters came into the polling stations and were utterly confused and unaware of the referendum. I'll admit I didn't see much in the way of TV ads, but I did get a nice pamphlet in the mail that said (paraphrased) "Vote! Election! ++Special Referendum++!!!" So was this not mailed out to everybody? Or are most people too lazy to read a freakin' pamphlet?

The only other interesting thing was that my wife almost checked off for the Libertarian party rep instead of the Liberal party rep. Small difference in names, big difference in views there.

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8 Comments:

At October 15, 2007 1:15 PM, Blogger langmann said...

Probably would have been much better government had everyone voted Libertarian instead of Liberal.

4 more years of watching my money go to Toronto and the garbage can. Sigh. Getting closer to moving to New Hampshire every day.

 
At October 17, 2007 9:37 PM, Blogger Carlo said...

Yeah, I really didn't know who to vote for this time. Things I disagreed with in all of the platforms. John Tory really pissed me off with his dumbass religious-conservative plea at the end though.

Yeah, the referendum probably wasn't advertised very well; however, the way the pamphlet explained MMP was very confusing... because MMP is rather more complicated than majority vote. One consideration of various electoral systems is, of course, their ease of use. If it confused too many people, that in and of itself may have led them to vote against it.

 
At October 18, 2007 9:47 AM, Blogger King Aardvark said...

On its surface, MMP is not that hard of a system to understand - some seats are proportional, some seats are first past the post local reps. But I'll definitely agree that the fine details of MMP are really confusing. I was still learning the little nuances the day of the election.

 
At October 21, 2007 4:59 PM, Blogger langmann said...

What I like is that McGuinty, the liar, is pretty much supporting a system that has a two system funding: Catholic schools, and our overfunded crappy public system. And for some reason some people have no problem with that.

 
At October 22, 2007 11:37 AM, Blogger King Aardvark said...

That, my friend, is the benefit of the status quo.

Hell, my dad always votes for whoever is currently in power, figuring they are less likely to waste gobs of money on mindless changes (exception being when the NDP was in power in Ontario; he really wanted them out).

Anyway, I really can't complain too much about the catholic schools. After all, I went to one and got a far superior education to the pool bastards who went to the local public highschool. Good for me, bad for almost everyone else ;-)

 
At October 23, 2007 10:22 PM, Blogger Harry Nads said...

KA,
I just found your blog and I really enjoy it. I find it so fascinating that you and your wife can live together even though you are Godless.

 
At October 24, 2007 8:51 AM, Blogger King Aardvark said...

Thanks, harry nads (btw, great name).

It's an interesting dynamic sometimes, but for the most part it's a non issue. Glad you could drop by.

 
At November 16, 2007 3:26 PM, Blogger Necator said...

MMP didn't pass - so it goes. It was so badly publicized/advertised, it's as though the major parties Stood to lose the most or something!

Oh...wait.

As for the school systems - amalgamate.

 

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