Monday, March 28, 2011


Well, in case you hadn’t heard yet it’s election time in Canada. Inevitably, election talk comes up with clients. I’m consistently surprised by the number of my clients who profess to support the Conservative party. Everything I’ve ever learned tells me that the Tory’s do the least for the issues that I think of as relevant to my clients, ie., failing to create the promised National Housing Strategy, cancelling Universal Child Care, “tough on crime” policies.

Still, I’m glad when anyone is engaged enough to vote. Hey, maybe I’ve been too brainwashed by the socialist, left-wing nuts (I’ve been a bleeding heart all my life) who seem to abound in social services to ever see what the appeal might be.

Of course, I put on my best non-partisan face during these discussions. Despite how much strain that may put on my face (it hurts!) Maybe I should just ask...what they like about the party, that is...just out of curiosity's sake. Yeah, I think I might be able to get away with that.

I can’t stop thinking about this since one woman told me today that she is considering volunteering for the Harper campaign. Even though she has declared this a “Seinfeld election”.

Go figure.


  1. Depending on the age of your clients, it's not surprising they are behind the Tories. If they lived in the west in the 70s they will always hate the liberals for Trudeau. But if they are younger they remember the 90s. This is when Chrétien and Martin broken (or shattered) the social contract with Canadian. The destroyed the social safety net trying to deal with the debt. They off loaded things like subsidized house on the cities who could not afford it. Pretty much everything we worked for was gone and we have barely made a dent in getting it back.

    I'm no fan of the Conservatives, but the Federal Liberals lost the right to use that word a long time ago.

  2. FYI
    They are mostly ages 30-55.