I’m mad at Stephen Harper. Yes, Canada’s newly re-elected Prime Minister is still in the saddle after a useless election that he called, thinking he could turn a minority government into a majority. Although he did gain 16 more seats, he was 12 shy of the majority he wanted.
When he called this election, a year earlier than he himself had legislated, he whined about not being able to govern effectively with a minority. Now, he’s singing a different tune, saying, “We have shown that minority government can work.” Oh, please.
Voter turnout was just 59 per cent, the lowest in federal election history. Canadians were looking for our Obama, and we didn’t see him on the ballot.