Musings —10.25.2016 07:50 AM—
Here’s the results from Elections Canada:
A few things:
- I had the honour to work with Stan’s son Mark back in the Ignatieff era. A finer man, and a more decent family, you could not find. Stan and the Sakamotos should be very, very pleased with the result they got in an Alberta riding that has not gone Grit in many decades.
- Congrats to the Tories. They are down but not out, as I regularly warn my Liberal friends. Trudeaumania is not found everywhere.
- The final New Democrat vote was a shocker – only a hundred or so more votes than the Rhinoceros Party. Incredible. They have big, big problems. In the Hat, as elsewhere, Trudeau has seemingly stolen – and kept – the Dipper vote. Under the NDP figures out a way (and selected a leader) to get it back, they and the CPC are pooched.
- Turnout was a disgrace. Blame lies, in varying degrees, with Elections Canada, the political parties, and all of us.