Posted by: ReductiMat
Posted by: chupacabra
This thread lacks any attempt at substance.
Because this place is a ghost town and the effort to create substance is a waste of time. If enough fish bite however, I'll spend some effort on reeling them in.
Materially, how has your life changed since the change of parties?
Fair enough. I haven't been on here in weeks.
It hasn't really, but countries are slow-moving ships and don't tend to turn that quickly. Other than legal weed, most my concerns are typically long term anyway. I voted Liberal, and would again quite honestly because the Conservatives cut taxes and then trim the good spending that creates revenue so it is never a surprise when they can't balance the budget. The NDP is good at getting an articulate leader, but I don't trust them to not fall apart and squabble over minor details. That is the nature of the left the further you go. Right now, for me, the Liberals are the happy medium. So I don't really care that they are slapping what's his face on the wrist for not going along on a whipped vote, they need unity on the issues they feel are of national importance and that is what it means to be in a party. If Trudeau wasn't Trudeau (you know, the flowing hair and the soft touch of a drama teacher), the loud noises would not be so loud. Like you said, "how has your life changed since the change of parties (or leaders)?"
So for long-term goals, the Liberals prefer science-based approaches and climate change is more important to me than anything else by a long shot. My hope is that Trudeau is mainly pandering to the O&G industry. Climate change aside, the future of this country cannot be O&G.