Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Huntsville, ON, Canada
He may have a tough job ahead. Very slim minority. Appears that most were happy with liberals because they had exchanged deficits for large surpluses, coupled with minor tax cuts. Liberals were acting fiscally like conservatives. When they first came into power approx. 12 years ago they cut spending in most areas. The country prior to their election had a 47 billion dollar annual deficit. Before the Liberals we had a Conservative government under Brian Mulroney.
The current Prime Minister, Paul Martin was the finance minister, most thought he did an excellent job. As Prime Minister, not so well; he was indecisive, his government was plaqued with corruptness. Probably nothing to do with him personally but he took the fall.
The Conservative platform promises a few more tax cuts such as a cut in GST which is a sales tax on purchases and can be seen up front. They are close to center but slightly right politically, hopefully can ban the 3 billion plus waste "gun registry", and run a clean honest government - if there is such a thing.
I voted Conservative this time because of the Liberal leader. I think as most agree that he lost the election for the Party.
I do not hunt or use guns for sport as most do not. However, to waste billions on gun control was a ploy by the Liberals to earn the vote from the niave. Criminals will not register their guns or use guns that are registered, that is a no brainer. One example of what was wrong with the way the Liberals think.
The new Prime Minister, Stephen Harper promised to ban the gun registry. It will be interesting to see if he can, considering the minority governent.
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