Sunday, October 12, 2008

Voting

This week there is an election here in Canada. With the election in the United States there has been lots of talk about voting and party principles. I read this blog a week or so ago about a woman who is strongly against abortion and therefore voting for the party which opposes it. It does make me question the reasons to vote.

Generally I am quite happy about what the conservatives have done over the past year. Lowering the GST puts money back in my pocket, the Universal Child Tax benefit gives us money for childcare the way we want it. But I am very concerned about the enviroment and I don't think he has done a lot for it.

The question is how do you vote? Based on how a party has done in the past, on what they want to do for the future or one one issue that I feel strongly about.....


Till Tomorrow

Jenn

1 comment:

Lori said...

In the last election, Ian and I had strong feelings about the party platforms and voted in response to that. This time around was a little different. Although life hasn't gotten much better for lower-middle class citizens under Harper's rule, it also hasn't gotten any worse. Stephane Dion's platform scared the hell out of me. I was afraid that sweeping change would be catastrophic. This time, it's a "know thine enemy" type of election.
Here's where it gets tricky. In our riding we have a NDP incumbent, a radio station DJ running for the Liberals and no name running for the Conservative. We ended up voting for NDP because she had the best chance of beating the new Liberal candidate and it played out as we expected.

Whoa...being a grown up is so complicated sometimes...