Canadian Elections: Man, This Is Exciting!
Sorry for the title. I know that Canadian politics isn’t supposed to be exciting, but I can’t help myself. I get totally stoked over elections. Oh, we all know the likely end result of tonights elections – a Conservative minority – but I enjoy the evening nontheless.
Even my riding won’t be very exciting. I live in the GTA, which means solid Liberal backing; Scarborough in particular. All Scarborough riding are expected to stay Liberal after tonight.
Why do I find elections so exciting? Honestly, I’m not sure, but I’ve always been this way. As a child I would gather all my and my sisters stuffed toys and hold elections. Each party would have their leader toy, and then all the other toys would vote. The NDP toys did very well in contradiction to the results that were seen in the real world. OK, so the toy elections weren’t exactly unbiased, but at least they were democratic.
So, I will be watching the election coverage tonight. Perhaps I’ll do some ‘live’ blogging…but then again I might not. For me the excitement of elections do feel something akin to major sporting events. I consider them more fun, than serious business, although I also understand the seriousness of the process and respect that fact.
Don’t worry, after the elections are over, I’m going to get back to slagging on Australians for awhile. You know, something more serious in nature.