Monday, September 27, 2010

A Blue Wave Sweeps Across New Brunswick

The results are in, and it's a rout. Darrell Dexter and the guy in Manitoba are no longer the least recognizable Premiers in the country.

PC 42 (49%)
Lib 13 (34%)
NDP 0 (10%)
Green 0 (5%)

This may not be anything more than backlash to a Hydro deal gone sour, but seeing another government tossed out east will certainly cause many to wonder if an anti-incumbency wave is sweeping across the country. It's certainly something worth pondering, with 5 provinces likely going to the polls next year.

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  • i can't think of a better case in point for some sort of a PR system. Get less than 50 of the vote and be given a majority with almost 3 times the number of seats of the other parties combined... If they got 75%, there'd be no issue.

    By Anonymous luke, at 1:29 a.m.  

  • Yeah luke, that's just what we need, bigger governments.

    By Blogger Traciatim, at 6:10 a.m.  

  • If there is a PR system, then how would you like it if a "White Supremacist Party" garnered 1 percent of the vote and then was given 1 percent representation in whatever legislature they were able to get enough support to obtain said registration?

    The PCs, for good or ill, get the bigot vote while the parties on the mainstream left get the "anti-white" vote. It diffuses the extremes on both sides.

    Perhaps there should be some form of instant runoff voting (as France has, and even some US states have), but with 49% public support the PCs would easily get a majority anyway.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:48 a.m.  

  • Be consistant PR supporters.

    Graham won a majority in 2006 while receiving fewer votes overall than Lord!

    This one wasn't even close.It is called democracy.If you don't like it then you could always try Cuba.The weather is better there too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:58 a.m.  

  • very good post CG. First Ontario.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:53 a.m.  

  • Then we take Ottawa NCR! Yaaaaaaaghhh!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:54 a.m.  

  • Graham alienated both the left and the right with his decision to sell the provincially owned power company. It was the correct thing to do, but the left wants government ownerhsip and the right was set-off by the Quebec issue. Graham had the CoR party types flocking to the PCs instead of splitting from them.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 1:04 p.m.  

  • Sorry CG, for the benefit of those who are only slightly less entrenched in the minutiae of elections, which five provinces are expected to go to the polls in 2011?

    By Blogger Maestro, at 7:30 p.m.  

  • Ontario: October 6, 2011
    Saskatchewan: on or before November 7, 2011
    PEI: on or before October 3, 2011
    Manitoba: on or before October 4, 2011
    Dannystan: October 11, 2011

    By Blogger WJM, at 11:02 p.m.  

  • Oddly enough, if you google the three words, premier of manitoba, the Google answer at the beginning (before the first page) is "Gary Doer".

    By Blogger Unknown, at 1:48 p.m.  

  • I know who the new Premier of NB is, but I still can't remember the new guy in MB.

    By Blogger WJM, at 6:47 p.m.  

  • You forgot about Yukon, and the Northwest Territories and possibly Alberta

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:52 a.m.  

  • ^ that's right!! and also they forgot about William Genger to add him to this list

    By Anonymous dissertation and thesis services, at 7:39 a.m.  

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