Originally Posted by CC12
We go on and on about ourselves. I am curious to know what the lay of the Canadian land is politically right now. What seems to be happening? Has it gotten downright silly yet or are our northern neighbors behaving themselves?
Five weeks ago the Prime Minister approached our Govenor General and asked her to dissolve Parliment due to non confidence issues. We currently have a minority government and the Prime Minister feels that he can't do his job so long as he is constantly being second guessed by the opposition. So he's taking his chances in an election hoping for a majority government.
Personally I think the US could take a lesson from Canada. The US elections are a year long and end up turning into a circus side show, with this latest one being the absolute worst one that I've even seen. IMHO there is absolutely no need to run an election for a year. Up to 3 months is more than enough time. Five weeks? Well that's pushing it
The other day I got a survey call. If I have the time I don't mind taking them, but I always ask how many questions and how long it will take now because sometimes they can be 30 minutes or more long.
Anyway, it started off with whether or not I though Canada was moving in the right direction. Then she started to ask more pointed question, which I really couldn't answer because I haven't been really paying attention to the election. IMHO they all make promises to get into the job, not knowing exactly how easy or difficult or even impossible it is to achieve their "promise", and then once in they conveniently forget or side step what they were campaigning about. Besides, most people pick a party and stick with it, good or bad, and vote for that party in each election throughout their entire lives.
I finally came to see that the survey was being conducted by one of the political parties, but I don't know which one. We got to a question where "unsure" wasn't an option. You had to pick a political party. I finally told her that I can't pick a party without lying because I haven't listened to any of their campaign promises. She kept insisting. Finally I told her that I don't think I'm a good candidate for the survey because I'm not "politically inclined", at which point she thanked me for my time and hung up.