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Woke up at 4 am and couldn't get back to sleep so I of course did the obvious thing and spent several hours reading about canadian politics. I've been trying to figure out how the economy and the shift in american politics is effecting them. Canada is an odd reflection of american culture, it echos so much of our society but on a different structure and with it's own quirks (i.e. quebec).

The conservative revolution in america had a canadian counterpart, though slightly less nasty and willfully stupid. But as the american conservatives have collapsed the canadians seem to be hanging on by their fingernails. They probably would not have ever gotten into power if it weren't for a political scandal and I kind of doubt they'll survive the economic turmoil.


Date: 2009-04-25 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delicatetbone.livejournal.com
i woke up in the middle of the night and started reading about the pig flu. I do not recommend that at all.

Date: 2009-04-25 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] litch.livejournal.com
Good gods no, incipient pandemics are never good reading.

I don't think it is going to be long before it starts commonly being referred to as "the mexican flu" and getting a lot of minuteman rhetoric

Date: 2009-04-25 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delicatetbone.livejournal.com
bleh. yeah. drudge report in general is not good reading for me....makes me super anxious.

Date: 2009-04-25 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scorpionis.livejournal.com
I guess you didn't want to go *back* to sleep? ;p

Date: 2009-04-25 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delicatetbone.livejournal.com
i did pass back out eventually and of course had very stress-filled dreams

Date: 2009-04-25 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] obscurek.livejournal.com
Referring to Quebec as a quirk just ruined your party's chances of being elected heh.

Date: 2009-04-25 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] litch.livejournal.com
how about my persistent suspicion that much of the green party's support is a conservative+liberal plot to keep the ndp out of power

Date: 2009-04-25 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] obscurek.livejournal.com
Until recently, the Greens were pretty much just the environmental Liberals actually. Now that the Liberals are rid of the their disaster leader who was more about the environment than the Greens and have that American Ignatieff instead, they can probably go back to being Liberals instead of socialists once again.

I certainly wouldn't put it past the Conservatives to promote them to take votes from the Liberals though. That's just politics.

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