Got an email this morning from the Green Party. It spoke of an "independent poll" that showed the Greens in second place on my home turf, Vancouver Island.
You Drylanders watch out. When we become the Province of Vancouver Island, we'll be a Green bastion floating serenely beyond the orangish-red wasteland to the east.
Lots of them here too and our Green sign is not the only one in our little townhouse complex.
See the full results at http://www.insightswest.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/FedElectionBCAug_Tables.pdf
And Insight West's comments at http://www.insightswest.com/news/british-columbians-moving-away-from-conservatives-in-canadian-campaign/.
There are definitely more Green signs here (Esquimalt) than any other party, but I've been assuming that the other parties just don't have their acts together.
I don't care if the islanders send an NDP or Green MP to Ottawa. But please, don't send another evangelical Harperite creationist nut job like you did last time.
Don't rub it in. I didn't vote for the useless bastard.
If enough people vote Green, Harper can win a fake majority on as little as 37% of the vote like Cameron in the UK. Or about 33% for a plurality. (Which Junior will prop up because he thinks coalitions are unconstitutional.)
Oh, but to dream!
So I should not vote Green but go for a Thatcher-loving, Harper-courting, ex-Liberal, market fundamentalist neoliberal, Likudnik instead?
I saw loads of Paul Manly campaign signs seemingly everywhere in Nanaimo and on to Ladysmith yesterday, Anon. You might know him as the preferred NDP candidate for that riding who was axed by Mulcair's people because he supports the Palestinian people. Well, he's now running for the Greens and I hope like hell he takes his riding.
So take this "you'll be helping Harper" guilt ploy and shove it right back where you found it.
Vote-splitting can't be wished away. The NDP will change our barbarous voting system. Then the Green party will get about 17 seats on 5% of the vote. (Official party status.)
Market fundamentalists actually wrote the Green, Liberal and Con party platforms.
Unlike the Liberal and Con parties, the NDP leader is not the party. An NDP government would be a real change from the kind of autocratic leadership we've had over the past 50 years.
Anyong said.....Let's hope we have a change of government in this country. The Maritimes and Newfoundland will be voting Liberal. What the rest of the country votes seems to be a big secret. Where I am in AB is going Con. That is a pain in the xxxx.
@Anon 12:00. "An NDP government would be a real change from the kind of autocratic leadership we've had over the past 50 years."
Tell that to Paul Manly.
Full points for your sense of humour, Anon. That was satirical, wasn't it?
Hard to say, Anyong. The latest polls show the Harper Cons tanking to just 22% in B.C.
The latest polls show the Harper Cons tanking to just 22% in B.C.
Polls smolls - another one out today shows Cons lead in BC.
Lets talk to our neighbours and count lawn signs.
Kinda like what you are doing Mound - with the growth of Green on the Island - it might just be working and the strategic voters there might have to vote Green!
Anyong said....I ought to move to Van Island just so I can vote for Elizabeth...no joking.
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