When voting in the Federal Election on May 2nd, please remember that Stephen Harper comes out of the old Reform Party with its ultraconservative ideas and that Jim Flaherty was the Finance Minister in Mike Harris’s disastrous years as Ontario Premier.
Should the Conservatives win a majority, you can be sure that a similar set of policies aimed at destroying social programs in favour of lowering taxes for the rich will happen.
It seems to me that a way to stop a Harper majority is to vote strategically. In ridings with close races, a vote for the NDP can actually be a vote for the Conservatives because it takes away a vote for the Liberals.
By background (my father was a staunch supporter of the CCF) and inclination I am NDP type but, in this election I am going to vote for the Liberals as the best way to stop a Harper majority.