This election has shown how spoilt and vapid most Canadians are. Most the issues and problems that were debated are things that should be a personal responsibility, not the governments (many of them being issues that belong at the Provincial level as well). This election is leaving me questioning if universal suffrage is really working for us. When too many people are taking from the system and have no skin in it, we are left with the types of problems we are currently facing.
Silly Canadians wanting governments to address issues in their day to day lives, like healthcare, the pandemic, childcare and housing.
Political parties only reflect what the population desires in a democracy, and when the truly important things such as debt management,
Our credit rating hasn't dropped.
Canadians don't care about foreign policy. I don't think we really ever have. Correct me if I'm wrong.
and such aren't the priority we are in for a world of trouble. Blatant lies,
Some people just call this campaigning.
creation/tolerance of crime to suit a political agenda,
no idea what you mean.
ignoring basic rights (how many politicians campaigned against Quebecs anti-'religious symbol' law)
Quebec used the notwithstanding clause to avoid judicial scrutiny thus making it a fait accompli. Not to mention it's rather popular in that province.
And rather than being a recent phenomenon, it's just a longstanding Canadian tradition of throwing linguistic and religious minorities in that province under the bus in order to curry favor with Quebec nationalists. Bill 101 anyone? That's not a recent creation. Been on the books since 1977.
, scapegoating innocent citizens to suit agendas (firearms being the easiest example), etc..
Canadians in urban Canada like gun control and 80 percent of Canadians live in what is considered to be a urban center.
Irresponsible governments lead to great suffering long term. When the government only thinks in 4 years cycles and re-election but doesn't care about anything beyond that we are witnessing the failings of democracy in action.
So we have been watching the failings of democracy for a hundred years then.
It would be interesting to see what would happen if the seats were rebalanced a bit to reflect the population more (such as how Alberta is under-represented, when Quebec is over-represented), however that is unlikely to happen well it benefits the government in power.
The seats will be redistributed in 2024.
It's done by a independent commission and based on the census.
Alberta is in line to get 4 more seats.
Quebec is losing 1, Ontario is gaining 1, BC is gaining 1. There is literally a formula for this, so all the bellyaching is a little much.
8,500,000 ÷ 38,800,000=22.3
So within half percentage point of their population and Quebec likely being right on the dot.
Add this to our present parliament and you get what?
Bloc or CPC likely losing a seat, as it's rural Quebec getting smaller, not urban montreal.
Ontario gaining 1, so one of the NDP, LPC or CPC getting a seat.
CPC getting 4 seats, and I'm being generous here as they have shown they can lose in urban Alberta.
And 1 of NDP CPC or LPC getting 1 more seat in BC.
So no great change.