Monday, January 23, 2006

Indecision 2006!

Good evening everyone. It is 9:30 pm on Monday January 23, 2006 and the polls across Canada just closed and counting began.

Unofficial polls have predicted a 40% minority conservative government, lead by Stephen Harper. However, many analysts believe that pollsters have been fooled. I agree.

What we will see in the next few hours to come, is an extremely tight race between Liberals and Conservatives. What I can easily see is 30-35% for both parties. A difference of fewer than 10 seats will determine who will form the minority government.

Toronto's dilemma is that it has been a Liberal stronghold for years. Toronto is a multi-cultural city that believes in tolerance and rights for minorities. Most people in this city use the public transit and don't won cars.

Unlike Toronto (416 area code), the surrounding suburbs (905 area code) have switched to conservatism. They like to have more roads, bigger cars and houses. Will the Liberal Toronto be shut out if there is a conservative government? Will they have to take their quest for more transit money and municipal funding to their grave?

Will Canada's centre of economy and politics shift to Calgary (Western Canada) from Toronto?

We shall see.


At 5:35 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

will you please explain a bit more, on how and why Calgary is becoming the economical/political centre of Canada? how is it related to a probable tory victory? all I know about Calgary is that it's the centre of oil and gas industry...

At 6:00 a.m., Blogger Bahar said...

Yes. Western Canada is governed by Tories. Also Harper is from Calgary.

As you know, Conservatives are for more oil extraction, whereas Liberals were based in Ontario and depended on industries.

Ontario used to be the wealthiest province but since oil became expensive, Alberta (Calgary) became richer.

At 10:11 p.m., Blogger Sooski said...

for us British Columbians is no win in here! BC has never been and will never be an important part of Canada politically!!

Even when we hosted the grey cup, it was on when it is the most watched for Ontario time zone!!


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