JLS (jlsjlsjls) wrote,
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Voting day

A federal election today in Canada; a result of the Conservative Party bringing in a non-confidence vote against the minority Liberal government in early December. The courts have reinstated the law forbidding broadcasting any election results until all the nation's polls have closed (I think this is a good idea ... hearing what's happened on the east coast sometimes skews the west coast vote), so I shan't be able to find out what's happening until after 8:00 p.m. MST (strangely, the B.C. and Yukon polls close at 7:00 p.m. PST, while Alberta's remain open until 7:30 p.m. MST).

Keep your various appendages crossed for us, friends ... this morning's polls showed Bushwannabe with a 7% lead, which would put his party in power with a minority (which would, at least, put a check on his plans to review/undo several of this country's hard-attained civil rights). Happily, I had a three other parties on my ballot to choose from (the local line-up was Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, and Green Party of Canada).

On the assumption that this election is only making the news IN Canada, you can find out some of what's going on at CBC.ca or at Elections Canada; if you're still awake at the deadline, election results should be coming in on the CBC site shortly after the time stated above.

P.S. Yes, I HAVE voted ... I ALWAYS vote (my parents told me I wasn't allowed to bitch about the government unless I voted, and I think that rule should be made law. Well, actually I think mandatory voting should be made law, but the bitching rule is the next best thing).
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