Election day is upon us within 5 days, well 4 days since it's past 12AM.
As the polls stand there is no clear winner and like many other polls, these polls prove they are just as inaccurate as the rest. Who knows who will win, only the night of October 6th will finally decide which party will hold the most power within our province.
I have left the Liberal party for last because they coincide with my political prediction for this election. Ontario will either see an NDP or Liberal minority come to power in this election. As much as the NDP stand against the Liberals, they cannot fight the reality that many of their proposed changes coincide nicely with the Liberal agenda. As a result, we are going to see these two parties work together to ensure that the Progressive Conservatives are not allowed a majority.
How does this play out for you, the voter? Well, regardless of what you do your going to have to vote. Unfortunately, the majority of society has either become so apathetic...no I am being to nice here...the majority of society has become so dumbed down, so watered down that they have forgotten why voting is so important, maybe they never learned in the first place. This has to stop and it doesn't matter how many elections we have, if we continue to allow our society to dumb down and care more about what some bimbos on Jersey Shore are doing as opposed to whats going on around them, then we leave not only an uncertain future for ourselves and our children, but also the very weakening of democracy itself.
The Liberal party of Ontario has not been perfect, in fact they have done some things that can only be described as down right discriminatory. However, they have also accomplished a lot with regards to forwarding our province and directing us in toward a greener and more sustainable future. Their implementation could have been a hell of a lot better, but Dalton McGuinty has made it clear with this election that he knows how to play the political game and he is an election oriented politician. This is his time to shine and regardless of the negative things his party has accomplished, they pale in comparison to the positive things that have come out of it. Sometimes you have to get really dirty and piss a lot of people off in order to get the right things done at the right time. Nothing is truer when it comes to Dalton McGuinty's Liberal party and the accomplishments they have achieved.
A lot of your money has been spent and when I say a lot, I mean a ton, more then you could count in a year has either been spent or is about to be spent in order to change the direction Ontario is heading in. I cannot entirely disagree with this change, however I do believe better implementation could have been used to help Ontarians transition much easier.
Party politics aside though, I believe we are going to see a Liberal minority regardless of what any poll says or regardless of any smear campaigns the PC party has released.
The HST for example may be harmful on our basic necessities, but it has allowed corporations to flourish because of the simplicity and increase to their competitiveness that it has brought. This has made it easier for a corporation or business to operate in Ontario, even if it pinches the little guy more then he should be. As much as many people wish to remove this tax, no new party elected has any plans on doing anything with it. Why you might ask? Simply put, these parties understand why the HST is useful to our competitiveness and only want to put in efforts to make life easier on Ontarians by removing it from necessities such as gas and hydro.
This election, get out there and seriously look into voting. In the federal election that saw a Conservative majority...it was the inability for people to vote that paved the way for Harper to win. Of the 60% of people who voted, 39% voted the Cons into a majority. Had those extra 40% needed to vote actually got off their asses and voted, the result could have been much different.
So to recap, Liberal minority coming our way with a rise in the NDP status. This will ultimately show us some more change as each party will have an increase in their effectiveness. It may also lead to another election in two years if the parties cannot play nice.
What do you think about my verdict? What is your overall impression with the Liberal party and their current 8 year reign? Do you think a minority government is heading our way and if so, would this lead to better change for Ontario?
Actually post something in response and lets discuss this, you might not think politics is important, but your only allowing those who want to control you the power to do so. Think for yourself, see where your standing and put an X on that voting paper come October 6th, your doing a lot more then you think you are.