First, here are more than 70 reasons Canadians should vote FOR Conservative Party candidates. The chief reason is, of course, that the Harper led Conservative Party are reliable money managers. As such, the Canadian economy has been doing very well, the best of the G7 nations in fact. As well, as my first link indicates, nearly 500,000 more Canadians are now working than at the start of the 2008 recession.
However, there are no such reasons to vote for the Jack Layton NDP. Why not? Because what Canada doesn’t need, now or in the future, is the instability of a political party — like the NDP — that knows only how to raise taxes and spend other people’s money.
For example, consider the fact that the NDP’s Cap and Trade carbon taxes are utter madness and would put both the Alberta energy and Ontario car manufacturing sectors out of business — thereby not only ruining the Alberta and Ontario economies but making equalization to provinces like Quebec, impossible. And, all the while they were collecting those taxes, they would be spending that money and more on every imaginable social program.
Meaning, an NDP led coalition with the Liberals and Bloc, would mean significant instability and near financial bankruptcy for all of Canada. Doubt that? Think I am simply fear mongering? Well, think again and think of Greece, Portugal and Spain. The economies of those countries, where more people are using public services than those available and willing to pay for them, are what happens to a socialist entitlement culture.
Remember too that only two weeks ago, the Bloc’s Gilles Duceppe said the best scenario for a referendum and Quebec separation was a weak central government.
So, if Canadians want to protest, they need to put that protest vote where it can do the most good — with their Conservative candidate.
Otherwise, what happened in Ontario in 1990, when voters decided to protest both the PC Party and former Liberal Premier David Peterson, could happen to all of Canada. We got Premier Bob Rae and an Ontario NDP government that lasted nearly five long years from 1990 until 1995.
And, yes, it was the conservative government of Mike Harris that inherited the social and economic mess left by the NDP — a mess that took the Ontario PCs two mandates, or eight years, to reverse, something Harris and his caucus still don’t receive enough credit.
Update: Here is an excellent source why Cap and Trade would be a disaster to the Canadian economy.