Canadian Election 2015 – Day 1

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a short walk this morning to the Governor Generals home and dropped the writ for the federal election (August 2, 2015).  Considering election day is October 19 this will be the longest election in the past one-hundred years.  By all reports  the most costly in our history with a huge hit to the tax payer.  Prime Minister Harper makes no excuses over the additional costs and his party makes no bones over having the largest financial base.  I am left with the feeling that we are really gearing up for a stockholders meeting to elect a new board, not a government.  When did we start buying elections in Canada?

The financial perspective is an important one as it reflects the disdain this PM appears to demonstrate whenever democratic process is required.  If Harper didn’t create it then it doesn’t seem to count.  His financial interests are noteworthy based on the PM’s latest tactic to “starve the Senate” out of existence (a move that has many doubting the Constitutionality of his move).  How convenient would it be for the smaller budget parties to run out of election spending funds before the actual election?  This is like starving any opposition out of existence which leaves me questioning any commitment to our actual democracy.Continue reading “Canadian Election 2015 – Day 1”