Why is it wrong for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to campaign on wanting a majority Conservative government when it is totally okay for the Liberal Party to do so? Can you say hypocrisy and double standards? I mean, where were the so-called 60% disenfranchised majority when it was Jean Chretien who was winning majority governments?
For example, in 1993, the Chretien Liberals won a huge majority with only a 41.24% plurality. Yet, I don’t recall the other 59% of the voters complaining.
In 1997, the Liberals, again under Chretien, won a second majority government. However, that time they only won with 38.46% of the vote. Yet, as in 1993, I don’t recall an uprising by the other 61% saying that the results indicated a democracy deficit.
Remember that number folks: 38.46% of the vote!
Then, low and behold, in 2000, the Liberals won another majority with only 40.85% of the vote. And, like in 1993 and 1997, I don’t remember hearing any complaints about the fall of democracy as we know it from the other 60%.
No, apart from when it is a Conservative minority or majority, we don’t even hear from that other 60%.
Well folks, democracy is about equality and fairness. What is acceptable for the Liberal Party of Canada should also be acceptable for the Conservative Party of Canada.
And, so shall it be!