Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Red, Blue & Green

My congratulations to Mr. Harper on a hard fought victory. He will certainly be a better Prime Minister than Martin, just based on the fact that Martin went into it solely for power, whereas Harper's desire was to change the country for the better. I think most of us would agree that the later is a much preferred reason for entering politics - regardless of your political stripe.

I thought I would share with my readers an overview of the way Canadians voted. Were they really red? or blue? or somewhere in between? The numbers will spell out the truth for all to see.

Cape Breton - NS

LIB - 21,428
CON - 9,741
Ready for Tories? Nope.

Tobique-Mactaquac - NB

LIB - 15,869
CON - 15,615
Equally divided. I would have thought that NB'ers would be more ready considering the fast one Paul Martin tried to pull on them with the oil royalties. At least 50% of them remembered, but not enough to punish the Libs.

Louise-Herbert - PQ

CON - 20,154
BQ - 20,051
Ditto as above. For those who doubted my guess of 10 seats ... well - I won't gloat, but na na na na na ..!! Of course we all know they are protest votes and will go back to being Liberals when the get someone new into the leadership slot.

Scarborough - ON

LIB - 23,332
CON - 11,522
Close?? Not a chance. Solid red in Toronto. The other districts brought in similar numbers.

Thunder Bay - ON

LIB - 13,983
CON - 13,575
Another split. As was evidenced by much of Northern Ontario (see Kenora below)

Kenora - ON

LIB - 9,465
CON - 8,429
NDP - 8,109
Talk about splitting the left. I suspect this represents alot of pissed off Libs who voted NDP.

Calgary SW - AB (Harper's riding)

CON - 41,549
LIB - 6,573
Pretty obvious by these numbers how Calgarian's feel about the Conservatives. Riding after riding was no different -- huge gaps between parties.

Vancouver Centre - BC
LIB - 22,373
NDP - 11,264
CON - 6,385
Red as Ontario. And their 2nd choice?? NDP. Geesh - don't they remember what happened to that province the last time they voted NDP?? Of course, the city wasn't as impacted as rural areas so that would be part of the reason. But there is no faster way to drive away your economy and put your province into immediate slum status then to vote NDP (in my opinion [from past experience and witnessing the BC interior's slide from an oasis to a desert island]).

So there you have it my friends. A country as passionate about their position and as the numbers show, also as divided politically.


At Wed. Jan. 25, 10:49:00 a.m. MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Um, Aiz, wrt. the Tobique-Mactaquac, NB one, I believe you've got us Herring Chokers confused with the Newfies.

NB doesn't harvest oil; we merely refine it into whatever. It's the Newfies who have Hibernia.

Dunno why so many Maritimers vote Lib/Dipper. Maybe they're just fecking stupid. How smart can one be to support the left?!

At Wed. Jan. 25, 11:19:00 a.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Ahh .. processing error .. oil well (tee hee).

I don't know why so many vote Lib either - scary Westerner's I guess.

At Wed. Jan. 25, 12:17:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Roger said...

Hey take a look at what I wrote about the election the other day because it relates to exactly what you are talking about here. I believe that the people who voted Liberal did so out of fear cause, I mean, why else would they support crooks? Cause that is one screwed up "Canadian value".

It should link from cliking on my name I hope!

At Wed. Jan. 25, 02:27:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Justthinkin said...

Aiz. I have no idea why people vote Dipper. Perfect examples; B.C. and Manitoba. Vibrant places that are now heading downhill faster then a bobsled team.
As for the maritimes going red, no suprise to this ex-herring chocker. They have had at least two generations raised on the state welfare tit, and they know no other way. hard work for most of them now is the walk to file for the check, be it welfare or U.I. Sad really.

At Wed. Jan. 25, 04:35:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Gayle said...

"Scary Westerners" Aizlynne??? You guys don't scare me! :)

This could be a discussion going on in the U.S. It's simply weird! I am so happy for you guys that you managed to get rid of you-know-who! (Even I don't want to say his name any more!)

At Wed. Jan. 25, 07:10:00 p.m. MST, Blogger DazzlinDino said...

There was a pile of close ones, good post pointing a few out...

At Wed. Jan. 25, 07:32:00 p.m. MST, Blogger ABFreedom said...

The division requires one massive bandaid from Harper to heal it. Question is, is there one big enough?

At Wed. Jan. 25, 08:55:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Sycorax said...

Being from BC, I can tell you that it is definitely the pot heads afraid of consequences if they get caught selling their little baggies. People there don't want ANY laws.

Aiz... You and Greg are next on my "hit" list to get Haloscan! LOL!

At Fri. Jan. 27, 04:56:00 a.m. MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Sycorax, the folks way over in NB are on the pot just as much. Hell, they literally walk around openly smoking the joints...

Yep, the campaign of fear will be believed by stoned Herring Chokers as well as stoned Salmon Chokers as y'all are in BC, right? Heh-heh... difference is y'all gots more money... sigh...


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