reply to post by Duzey
True, Quebec is somewhat bothersome but I'd rather deal with the French than with a conservative majority (dictatorship). It's not often that the
Bills and policies have much of a direct effect on you at a personal level but some of them this time do (for me).
C-61 is laughable and scary at the same time, criminalizing everything from singing lyrics to copyrighted music in public to copying your paid for
media, like music, to more than one device at once. Some are just stupid, it's just meant to instill in you that they'll get you for anything and
they mean business.
Health supplement banning too is huge for me, luckily that was delayed till 2009 so there's time to have it rejected.
I would blow an obscene amount of money on medical costs too if our health care is reduced to the capitalist model of America like the Conservatives
would love to do. I have full health/pharma as is but who knows, if it went up significantly my employer may or may not keep with pharmacare.
I think what's going on here is that right now Canadians on the whole are doing quite well for themselves. Times are relatively good, our economy is
solid, housing prices have steadily rose for about 4 years now (west coast has at least), cities are growing steadily.
Times like these are when people start looking for less govt involvement, less taxes, less services, strip it all down.
When things start getting weak in places, everyone will throw up their arms and ask what happened to all the government services and assistance they
At a time of economic uncertainty and extreme market volatility; the last government we want is one that makes policy of social darwinism rather than
social programs and services that raise the status quo for all.
Americans are voicing concerns about not being able to buy their medication each month and having to chose between going to the hospital and eating. I
like to think Canada wouldn't allow that kind of situation to occur, that we take care of all our citizen's health on at least a basic level.
Like Harper said, our economy is very separate and currently unaffected, today. But a year or more from now it could catch up to us and people have to
remember you aren't voting for today, you're voting for 2, 3, 4+ years and by then I really think we'll be wishing we had more of a lefty in office
and weren't so short sighted in trying to save a few tax bucks.