The Liberal Party of Canada unveiled its Canadian Learning Passport which promises money for students going to high school, cegep and university. The new program would cost the equivalent of Harper’s G20 summit and give young Canadians the boost that they need to be competitive in the work force. Harper continues with his fear campaign. Layton attacks credit card debt head on.
The third day of campaigning sees a change in tide in opposition tactics, but Stephen Harper plays the coalition like a broken record. Stephen Harper won’t let go of the coalition and risks losing his seats in the Quebec City region. Meanwhile, Michael Ignatieff went grocery shopping and took aim and Conservative tax policy. Jack Layton pleads for strategic voting. Gilles Duceppe vows to make his campaign about Quebec Independence.
As Stephen Harper continues to try to convince Canadians that Michael Ignatieff has a hidden agenda to for a coalition government, Michael Ignatieff attacked Harper’s “abuse of power” while he was in power. After a series of scandals and a series of actions that proved that the Conservatives don’t respect democracy, the Conservatives were found in contempt and defeated.
Today commences the election campaign that may or may not change the status-quo in Canadian politics. All of the political parties are trying to get their message across, but will their messages effect the outcome of the upcoming election?
There comes a time in every government’s standings when an event or series of events dominos to their defeat. Brian Mulroney got defeated on the deficit and implementation of the GST, the tax that we pay on almost everything we purchase. Jean Chretien got defeated when tyranny struck the inner core of his party. Paul Martin got defeated due to the sponsorship scandal. Stephen Harper has yet to be defeated, but for a man who campaigned on a platform of accountability and trust, his government’s actions have been anything but.
Over the course of the next few weeks as Canada approaches the vote on the budget that is expected to be defeated, the Liberals and Conservatives will be bashing each others heads into the wall. While the Conservatives go all out with Republican style ads, the Liberals mock Harper and create a Facebook page to fuel their Quebec wing of their campaign.
What would your life be like without free access to healthcare? Would you be able to scrape up the money required should you need a doctor and the system be privatized? Would you really want your fate to be held in a monopoly by third party insurance companies? Giving Stephen Harper’s Conservative party a majority government would spell this disastrous fate upon Canada as it loses its identity in the favor of Corporate America.
Reaching YouTube’s most viewed video position, the world is now aware of what Canadian’s think of their government’s budgeting abilities. The video: If I Had a Billion Dollars, a modified remake of the original by the Bare-naked Ladies has become the anthem to ridicule Stephen Harper’s fake lake and meeting filled with “rubber bullets.”