The voice of the people has clearly been expressed, and there is majority government. This is great for all aspects of the country, and that it is a Conservative on, with national representation, means the economy will keep workers and families in jobs.
Hurray for Canada and the democratic process!
The people have spoken and true to form have chosen well. Finally the government can get down to business and actually pass some legislation. Minority governments have been ruining our democratic process for too long with everyone on a constant election footing and non stop partisan bickering.
No great suprise that hard working Canadians chose a strong economy over handouts.
Proportional representation is now the only way to RESTORE democracy in Canada. The harper government will never allow the people to speak in this way. The present system delivers all they care about - staying in power. If you think Canada has such a strong economy uinder harper why did Canadian banks have to be bailed out to the tune of $75 billion through a backdoor deal using CMHC?
Are you people serious? First you complain about the conservatives "not respecting our democracy" then I read all of these ridiculous comments about how our democracy is somehow unfair since it failed to deliver the result YOU wanted.
You can go ahead and tell yourself that most Canadians did not vote for the conservatives and that's fine but even if we did simply use the popular vote, the conservatives were the very clear victors.
Time to accept the fact that your views are not shared by most Canadians. Most of us work hard and earn our own way through life. We neither ask for nor desire handouts from our government. We only ask that our government set the conditions for success. Go ahead and throw your statistics out there... A statistic can be found to 'prove' or 'disprove' ANYTHING and you know it.
The simple fact is that when the hard working among us looked at where the world economy has gone in the past few years and at how amazingly little effect we have felt in Canada, there was simply no good reason for change.
Not happy with the way our democracy works? I'm sure there are plenty of places you could move to.
There is more than one aspect to a democracy. How we elect people is one. How those elected people behave in office is another.
In this case, it's not just that the conservatives won and we don't like it. The NDP have more than their share of seats too. The seats simply don't reflect the wishes of the voters. Why would it be bad to fix this glaring problem?
You mention above that the conservatives would have won, even going by just the popular vote. First of all, if you considered voters' second and third choices, that might not be the case, since so many people were of an 'anything but conservative' mindset. Of course, we'll never know how much of an effect this would have had, since we didn't ask that question at the polls.
Even just with the ballots we DO have though, yes the conservatives would have won, but a much more balanced minority, which is certainly much closer to the wishes of the voters. Would I have been annoyed by this result too? Of course, I'm not a fan of the conservatives' policies or governing style. But what we actually ended up with is a travesty, and highlights the fundamental injustice of our system, as did the last majority governments, (liberal and progressive conservative).