Dion out. Charest in.

12.08.08

Stephane Dion has resigned as Federal Liberal leader, succumbing to immense party pressure. Wait a second, I seem to be experiencing déjà vu; didn’t he already resign in October? At any rate, this time he’s really gone, or so he says, and we’re sure to face a snap Liberal leadership vote. Iggy and Rae are the two chief contenders right now. If Rae gets elected Liberal leader, I’m going to have to find a new federal party to support.

Meanwhile, Jean Charest’s Liberals were re-elected with what CTV just officially projected will be a majority government. On the one hand, between the cold weather and general voter apathy, I have a feeling the turnout numbers will be record lows. On the other hand, the majority means no more provincial elections for a few years, which is the best news I’ve heard in a while.

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1 Alexander Yu 12.09.08 at 12:10 AM

That's it for your comment? expected more… hahaha but it's late… and even I don't feel like bitching about… Quebec voting insanity…. at least the liberals got the slim majority, and I can sleep easy. On the other hand I wish it was more cemented… oh well. I just hate it when the PQ get's seats and then proclaims we want a country. them damn bitches. 🙂

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2 Elena Alonso 12.09.08 at 12:16 AM

Yes, I breathed a sigh of relief too, even if I hate the Quebec Liberals and basically held my nose voting for them. Best of the evils, as it is. I'm sick of voting but looks like I may have to again come spring… we'll see!And why is it that every time a federal liberal party loses, the leader is ousted? Dion barely had a chance! What a party of vultures. I mean, I'm not a big fan of Dion, but he was faced with a really tough task and not much time to get set-up – if you keep cycling through leaders like that, no wonder you're not getting anywhere! Sheesh.

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3 Alexander Yu 12.09.08 at 12:37 AM

Sounds like being a montreal canadiens coach before carbonneau. 🙂

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4 Justine Hutchinson 12.10.08 at 9:41 AM

Wow, thanks for bringing me up to date on Canadian politics… The only story we've heard down here lately is about Stephen Harper and the Gov. General shutting down parliament. I didn't even know that there was a problem with minority governments at the provincial level.

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