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The silence from the left is deafening

October 2015

The federal election of 2015 is over and Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were defeated by Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, who won a solid majority in Canada’s Parliament.

I’m trying very hard not to be too smug as I enjoy the silence, or should I say hypocritical silence, from the left-wing “Anti-Harper” voters who used to complain that Stephen Harper had no right to govern when he won a majority in 2011 because he got only 39.6% of the popular vote.  Why are those same people not complaining that Justin Trudeau has no right to govern since he got only 39.5% of the popular vote?  Oh right, because they “Stopped Harper.”  This is not a partisan swipe at these people because they are entitled to their opinion, even if I disagree with it.  I just wish they would hold everyone to the same standard if they are going to claim that you need more that 50% of the popular vote to govern.

Oh yes, and those same lefties should also remember that 60.5% of those who voted in the election DID NOT vote for Justin Trudeau and his platform, a platform which includes running deficits, something that even the Tom Mulcair promised not to do.  Not partisan; just holding everyone to the same standard.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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