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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another

7/03/2004

Election

I have been a bit busy - still at large I'm happy to say - and have been thinking a little about the election. I had hoped for a better result for the Tories but I am not terribly surprised the breakthrough in Ontario didn't occur.

Voting against the Liberals is not the same as voting for the Tories. And being afraid of the possibility of change is not unusual for Canadian voters. There will be another election and in that election, with luck, the Tories will have honed their message in order to give Canadians a real, positive choice for their future.

For the challenger policy matters. The Tories can't run on their record so they have to present a sense of the future and whay that future would be better with a Conservative government. It's the vision thing.

Meanwhile it is going to be fascinating to see what the Liberals are going to have to do to keep Smilin' Jack's support. A windmill on every national daycare center?