I tend to prefer when there's a minority government because it keeps the BS to a minimum. It requires cooperation from two parties to get bills passed etc. However our current PM prorogued parliament to prevent the other parties from voting against his party. Basically a crap maneuver in politics to make everything stop for a period of time.
Thought this was pretty good, especially for an American publication
Last election, he was just encouraging young people to get out & vote. This time, he's basically saying Harper sucks, and please go vote him out.
The NDP, Liberals, Greens and Bloc Québecois are all participating.
And it is not like this is a piddling debate - it is being hosted jointly by Oxfam Canada and the Alliance for Women's Rights, both of which are large organizations.
I am really scared/excited about what's going to happen in this election.
I work in the not-for-profit sector, so I've seen a lot of the terrible crap they've done there too. It wasn't all pulling funding from anti-oil-pipeline environmental groups. Quite a few developmental organizations that do women's health lost their funding or were/are undergoing more stringent than usual CRA audits too.
That pretty much sums up my voting strategy for this election. Though I would like to vote Green or NDP because of their promise of getting rid of first past the post. Alas, no more Harper is higher on my wish list. The Wheat Board sale was another straw that broke this camel's back.
http://www.pressprogress.ca/here_are_86_conservative_candida ... ctive_rights