Well the election is over and nobody lost.
The Liberals say they are still the government. The Conservatives say they got most of the popular vote and that should scare the heck out of them, but it doesn't seem to faze them that they were polling 70 to 80 per cent in the western ridings.
How could a fractured vote like this be good? We got a fresh face in this riding good for us, maybe new ideas as well. The Quebec separatists did their job as they kept
Trudeau from getting a majority.
The Quebec separatist love the way things are going. Two years ago they were not even polling in Quebec, then Jason Kenny got elected and the Quebec separatists got a new life.
The Quebec separatists didn't want a liberal government, but they also didn't want to give the election to the Conservatives. The poor showing of Scheer at the first French debate let the dogs of separation free.
This country, the best in the world to live in world polls have suggested, it has always had a problem because it is neither a federation or a confederation. It is a compromise that our founding fathers came to and there will always be factions who think they should have more.
Our own province of Nova Scotia sent the first separatist party to Ottawa under Joseph Howe. You should Google Joseph Howe's maiden speech on this occasion.
We have a great country. Don't let small minded people let you forget it. Also, just a reminder, oil probably has a life span of 15 years.
Who will be paying the bills then?
Walter Jones lives in Amherst. His column appears in the Amherst News.