posted on May, 4 2011 @ 12:33 AM
reply to post by gandalph
As far as I know, Ignatieff hasn't said he's resigning yet. He did lose his own riding, so he probably will though; the leader of the Bloc also
lost his seat and has already resigned. Sometimes if a leader doesn't win their seat, there is some way that they can 'trade places' with someone
in their party who did win their riding; I know that's happened in the past.
In regards to the Conservatives actually winning their majority, I'm quite unhappy about it. There was no doubt that they would win the election,
but I'm surprised that they managed to get enough support for a majority, and that the NDP did as well as they did. I was expecting a parliament
that looked mostly like the previous one, except with the NDP gaining some seats, maybe 10-20, mostly at the expense of the Liberals.
I really hope that this story about Harper wanting to merge Canada with the USA into the NAU is just a sensationalist conspiracy theory. I have never
seen the issue appear in mainstream media (not that that means anything anymore) so I'm hoping it's something that somebody exaggerated or made up.
(No offense is intended to my American neighbours; I simply do not want to live under your current politicians or any NAU)