Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - 70


Julia Phillips Smith said...

To make sense of this map:

Navy blue = Conservatives
Red = Liberals
Light blue = Bloc Quebecois
Orange = New Democratic Party
Green = Green Party

Stephen Harper held the third general election in four years in an attempt to force a majority government from a country which continually sends the message that it does not trust a majority Conservative government. Instead, this diverse country wants strong Liberal, Bloc and NDP dogs at Harper's heels, keeping him in line.

Thank you, Canada for getting out there and making your voices heard!

Wylie Kinson said...

That map still scares the sh^t out of me. Would love to see more orange and red!

Amy Ruttan said...

I'd love to see more orange and green.

Dion's carbon tax and taking away the Child tax benefit scared me away from voting Liberal this year.

I'm glad the MP I kept voting for got in again. Irene Mathyssen, ORANGE, she's one of the best MP's I've ever had in a riding I lived. :)

Kelly Boyce said...

I think I'm going to move to one of the orange provinces.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Jack Layton deserves a standing ovation for pulling the NDP up from 13 seats in the House of Commons eight years ago, to 37 seats with this election. He's a mere 6 seats away from matching Ed Broadbent's historic showing of 43 seats in 1988. *applause*

The swaths of blue are in larger, more rural provinces with sparse populations, so all that blue is misleading. Red and Orange rule in the urban centers *yay*.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were on election time too.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

To my American readers - keep in mind the party colors are the complete opposite to yours.

US - Republican = Red = conservative values

Canada - Conservative Party = Blue = conservative values

US - Democrats = Blue - liberal values

Canada - Liberal Party = Red = liberal values