I saw the above graphic on Reddit and it struck home.
The short term memory of Canadian voters always astounds me – many ridings across Canada will elect Liberals to defeat Conservatives, having apparently forgotten that only a short decade ago, the Liberals were the party that was seen as tired, out-dated and corrupt, much like the Conservatives are seen today.
The NDP has never had a chance to govern at the federal level and that’s one of their greatest appeals to me. I’m very interested to see what they could do if given the opportunity to break the revolving “red door/blue door” cycle of the last 100+ years of Canadian politics.
Thomas Mulcair makes the point very well in his autobiography, “Strength of Conviction” when he talks about one example – how both parties have failed, repeatedly for over thirty years, to implement a national childcare strategy…
Red door? Blue door? On October 19, let’s hope voters open a new orange window!