Budding Politics

Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2011 by Kally83
I was up late last night watching the numbers come in for our election. Everyone knew the Conservatives would take at least a minority but I have to tell you, it was painful to watch their numbers climb so quickly. The Liberals and New Democrats were neck to neck for awhile but pretty soon, the NDP starting piling on the seats leaving the Liberals in their dust. When all was said and done, the Conservatives got the majority government that they've been craving for years. I, for one, am not happy about it, but it is what it is and hopefully they'll focus on things that help ALL Canadians and not just the ones they favour. A few exciting developments though: The NDP took status as Official Opposition (YAY!!!) so although they won't have much power, it gives hope that their slightly "left" perspective will help balance out the slightly "right" perspective of the Tories. Also, we had our very first Green Party candidate when their seat. Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party up here, won in her riding so I'm super excited for her. It's going to be an interesting four years to say the least!

Politics aside, there's something in my own backyard that's making me very happy.


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My lilacs are budding!!! I LOVE lilac and if there's one thing I like about it here, it's the lilacs in my yard.

4 comments:

  1. Lydia

    I moved my lilac this spring and I think it may punish me and not bloom ... booooo. Don't let the politics get you down!

  1. Wendy

    Lilac's are my fave. flowers, the fae always come out when they're around Lilacs. But, unfortunately here in So. Cal, we don't get the gorgeous blooming Lilac bushes like you do. So, it's a real treat to see your Lilacs, Kally :)

  1. lemonjellycake

    I'm not familiar with Canadian Politics, but it sounds exciting! :)

    Yay for Lilacs! <3

  1. Kally83

    @Lydia - I'll be sending growing energy to your lilacs! Hopefully they grow!

    @Wendy - I'll be sure to post some pics when they actually bloom. They smell delicious :)

    @lemonjellycake - LOL you're not missing much. Politics is one of the few ways I can show my "true colours" without bringing up religion

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