Well, voting season has completed and it is a minority liberal government staring Justin Trudeau.
If you went out and voted and this isn’t what you wanted, well, next time tell your friends to join you.
I make no bones about it, I am not happy, nor am I sad about this election, it has been one that has divided my beautiful country, and as a result of simple bickering about non-important issues we have given rise to the return of Quebecistan and the block party. It has been a few elections since I have seen so much of QC look so very much not conservative or liberal.
Sadly personal attacks between both of the major parties gave rise to other parties chances to hold more seats. NDP, Green, Block, all had gains and I personally believe it is because of the personal attacks seen throughout the past year from both the liberals and conservatives. I may be wrong, but these things divide people.
Despite winning the popular vote, Scheer did not win a majority government, or a minority, he remained the official opposition.
We are one nation, but the country will not stand together properly. In the house of commons, parties fight each other not because the bills / laws they are putting forward are against Canadas well being, but because they are the opposite party. Just because they are the opposition, does not mean you must oppose everything.
If our government learned that very small, fundamental thing, they would find that political wars as we have seen would simply go away and genuine progress in our government would be progress. Sure oppose something, if it is wrong, oppose it. But for the love of god people, if something will genuinesly benefit the Canadian people, fight for it, instead of fighting each other.
In this post election world, I will strive to continue to push the main issue I see with government, with social handouts, with foreign aid. We need to fix our problems at home before we help fix problems on the other side of the world. We need to fix unemployment issues here at home instead of funding people to stay home (within reason, I understand there are actually people that are not just scamming the system, who truly need the help), we need to get more Canadian jobs, fix our exports with China and other countries. We need to ensure our export industry benefits properly. We have to fix our taxation of the lower and middle class. We need a cure-all for our problems, and we simply cannot afford more taxes.
We have to protect our environment, yet we must exploit it, we have to fund new ways to do this, Canadian ways. We must use our own resources such as oil instead of importing it from other countries. We have the largest oil refinery in the northern hemisphere, yet it refines middle eastern oil. We have a strong clean industry for oil extraction from the oil sands in Alberta, yet we depend on foreign oil and shun our own Canadian industry, killing jobs instead of creating them.
These are the problems going forward, and not even close to all of them, that I will continue to champion for a true result, a true fix for. Sure, I’m a nobody who is just writing this blog, but I still push my MP’s to take action. I still get involved in my community to do what I can towards these goals. And I vote for those that will actually champion for my shared goals.
For those upset with this election, with the standing minority government, you can pretty much expect there to be a non-confidence vote within a year and take us back to the polls. Be ready, be smart, voice your concerns to your MP’s, speak on social media, do not share fake information, you just make yourself look dumb and the party you want look dumb. Champion for your goals, your desires. And if your local MP won’t do it, perhaps its time to vote him/her/it out and take a stand for yourself. Get involved and make that difference, the one you want to see in government. Be the change.