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It's a sad day for Canada

It looks like the Conservatives are back in and with an even higher seat count than last time. Women's rights, child care, poverty, culture, and the environment will be neglected even further. While I usually celebrate diversity in society, it makes me very sad that so many Canadians have once again demonstrated how selfish and short sighted they are.

Sigh.
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Reader Comments (10)

Crossing fingers that the Conservatives don't win in the US

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

It never ceases to amaze me how closed-minded people are. How can women not vote for women's rights, childcare, poverty and protecting the environment? For that matter, how can men not vote for those things? Are we really selfis creatures, caring only for ourselves? I hope not. And, like Ashley, I hope that the voices of CHANGE and HOPE win in the US--so very soon.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Saddly I think its world wide ...well in the west maybe.
But we can keep on making a difference with our kids

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

@Megan - I agree. We need to make a difference with our kids! Please check out my most recent post on the http://phdinparenting.wordpress.com/2008/10/15/the-empathy-deficit-blog-action-day/" rel="nofollow">Empathy Deficit.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

I am so sorry. I am sick to my stomach waiting to see if things will work out better in the US. I am glad I have my son, because if the Cons win (or steal the election like they have in the past) I would seriously consider jumping out my window. I don't know if we can survive four years of dumb and dumber on the Rep tciket.

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLu

Oh, come on. As a conservative who is somehow, miraculously FOR women's rights, the abolition of poverty, safe, affordable childcare, and the protection of the environment, I take great issue with the erroneous assumption that Republican or conservative somehow equates to uncaring selfishness. Ignorance and intolerance go both ways, ladies, and diversity includes people you don't agree with. This kind of thinking is exactly what will push this country into further division.
Cheers.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEvenshine

@Evenshine Being in favour of something and having a clear and resourced plan in support of it are two different things. Unfortunately, my experience with Conservative governments on these issues is that they may say they support these things in principle, but they don't truly make it a priority. When push comes to shove, wars and corporations win out over poverty, children and environment.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

That may be true about Conservative governments in general, but the Conservative party here in Canada is probably further left than your Democratic party. Insulting Canadians without understanding our political system is what's short sighted.

April 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercanadian

@canadian

Um....I am Canadian.

Just in case you didn't see them, I wrote a whole series on parenting issues and the election:

http://www.phdinparenting.com/2008/10/03/canadian-election-family-issues-platforms-and-commentary/

This one was just the final one on the day of the election.

April 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

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