Tuesday, November 29, 2005

School's Out

What a sight last night. Everyone in the House of Commons, including the Liberals, clapping and cheering like it was the last day of school. The minority Liberal government had finally fallen.

Bravado aside, all these MPs just lost their jobs. Some of them, even though they don't know it, won't be coming back. Where else can you see so much joy and unemployment at the same time?

On to the 56 day job interview!

For the record, when the 38th parliament was dissolved on November 28th, 2005 the Liberals had 135 seats, the Conservatives had 99, the Bloc Quebecois had 54 and the NDP 19.

On the eve of the election call pollsters give the Liberals 35% of the vote, Conservatives get 30%, the NDP breaks 20% and the Bloc is at 14%.

Before any of the political spin reaches hurricane levels and starts to alter voters perceptions, what's your feeling?

Who do you think will take the election? Leave us a comment.

January 23d, 2006. E-day.


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Monday, November 28, 2005

And They're Off !

I just lost five dollars betting that the opposition parties couldn't get their act together long enough to bring down the government before Christmas. So, I was wrong. Seemed like a good bet at the time.

Looks like it could get nasty. Other than the Bloc's leader, everyone else is essentially fighting for their political lives now that the race is on. If there is no significant improvement in a party's election night results (and we know they can't all improve) the leaders will need to watch their backs. The knives will be out before Valentine's day.

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