More analysis on this election: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative members of parliament have to be happy with forming a stable, national, majority Conservative government. One important thing about this 2011 election was the fact that the Canadian people have decided to prevent the other opposition parties from forming a coalition government. Michael Ignatieff (Liberal) and Jack Layton (NDP) smelled “blood” and wanted to pull down the Conservative government, then together, were hoping to form a coalition government. Our public’s intuition tells us that they were power-hungry but they denied it. However, it was clear that forming a coalition government was the opposition parties’ true motivation in their non-confidence vote, which triggered this fourth election in seven years. The results of our election in 2011 shows that Canadians did not want another election. Layton and Ignatieff miscalculated. This election will go down in history as a waste of our public’s taxpayers dollar–thanks to the NDP, Liberals and the Bloc; but also thanks to them, we now have a “stable, national, majority Conservative government”.
Well, it seems that Layton and his NDP members of parliament are delighted anyway in becoming the Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. Now is his chance. I know that he will be tough because he is a very sharp and harsh with his words. You can also bet he will be very free and willing to fling mud mixed with untruthfulness across the aisle. That’s his low-ball style. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the class guy that he is, can also be tough when he wants to be.
Along with Ignatieff (Liberal leader), Gilles Duceppe (leader of Bloc Quebecois which has now lost official party status) will also be stepping down from their respective party’s leadership. Both parties were defeated in decisive way, and even embarassed by their respective party’s dismal results.
Again, congratulations to the Conservatives and Prime Minister Harper. I hope his majority government will stay focused and carry what the Canadian people elected him to do.