Monday, October 19, 2015

Election Day

I'm taking a one day break from my current series. It is election day here in Canada. Hopefully this is the last day that infernal Dark Lord of the Sith is in a position of power. A few days back at my writer's blog I did a meme post on my least favourite Prime Minister. He would not approve. To my fellow Canadians, get out there and give this guy the swift electoral kick in the hindquarters that he more than deserves.

In the Parliamentary system, we vote for members of parliament by our ridings as opposed to a party leader. Here in the riding of Ottawa Centre, the signs for the four main party candidates were all together in Dundonald Park: Liberal, Conservative, Green, and New Democrats. The Bloc Quebecois runs candidates through Quebec as a fifth party, we have the odd independent Members of Parliament, and there are a number of fringe parties across the country. Candidates from the Rhinoceros (yes, that's real), Communists, Marxist-Leninists, Libertarians, Progressive Canadians, Marijuana, and Pirate parties and various others are running here and there in select ridings, but fringe parties never garner more than a handful of votes.

Awhile back I showed you an altered pic of myself courtesy of Norma and Collin. I decided to adapt Bane's dialogue from The Dark Knight Rises, and add some memes to it for the electoral occasion.


  1. If only our elections were over !
    They just go on and on and on and on and on...
    Hope Harper gets the boot.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. I can only sympathize William. Last election I thought our Numpty would have been kicked into touch in stead he got in with a bigger majority. Seems the alternative was even less acceptable and now gotten to rock bottom with Corbin leader of the Labor party. I would not give that guy the scrapings off my boot

  3. Great the way you found all of the signs together. Your post is a great reminder to get out there and VOTE!


  4. I am definitely getting out and voting next year again for the US elections, although or maybe because it frightens me who the candidates of either party will be.

  5. You have to go like that to go to vote?... (it is kidding).


  6. It is so important that the Dark Lord is sent to wherever Dark Lords go...he has done enough damage! We'll be watching with baited breath!

  7. I am relieved that today marks the end of this very long and tiresome political campaign, the longest since the 1800's. :)

  8. I am just tired of all the crap with these elections and over the years they all say they will do this for us and do that for us BULL !! All such wasted space as far as I am concerned . I want to see just one of them actually do whats best for the people not themselves . All talk and no action every years ! Have a good day !

  9. They have no problems looking after other countries and giving them OUR money which is crap they need to look after Canada first and for most ! Just my rant !

  10. Is voting compulsory in Canada William, it is here and rightly so. It should be compulsory everywhere. It shocks me when people in Europe get so angry about their government but are apathetic about getting out there and voting for their preferred candidate.

  11. lol i'd love to see these on an election billboard :D

  12. I still can't believe you're working at a polling place!

    If Harper gets re-elected, I wonder how long it will take you to get suspended from Facebook--again.

  13. Perhaps this time,people will be running into the polling stations,just to make sure.
    Jane x

  14. I will be voting and I encourage everybody to get out and vote. If Harper loses it will be interesting to see his hissy fit.

  15. Looks like you are just a bit passionate about the election!

  16. I was hearing about the election on the news this morning. I listen to NPR so I get to hear what's really going on in the world. If I was listening to a commercial network, I might never had heard about you elections until I saw your blog.

  17. I voted at the advance poll just in case something came up today!

  18. I hope to hear a good result on the election!

  19. Election days are a lottery nowadays...

  20. May the best man or woman win, adn may all your political wishes come true ... ;-)

  21. hope you get the outcome you're looking for.

  22. So anxious to see how it plays out!

  23. An interesting and very important day...

  24. I exercised my kick, this morning. Let's hope it's felt.

  25. I was hoping for a Liberal win, William, and we got it! While nobody is perfect, I am looking forward to see what Justin can do. I was rooting for him tonight and am very happy for him....and us! Sayonara, Harper. LOL! :)

  26. We voted in advance, which I thought was a super idea! I hope you are pleased with how it all turned out.;)

  27. @Parsnip: strangely eleven weeks did the Liberals a lot of favours.

    @Kay: luck was on our side!

    @Whisk: it was quite a finish to the race!

    @Orvokki: I know!

    @Bill: well, the days of Stephen Harper are done!

    @Mike: thanks!

    @Janis: I was looking for one spot with all four- this one fits perfectly.

    @Pat: I wonder what will happen next time out.

    @Tomas: I wonder if I could have gotten away with it!

    @Lowell: fortunately the day of the Dark Lord is done!

  28. @Linda: and what a good way to end it.

    @Country Gal: one thing's for sure... a whole lot of voters came out yesterday!

    @Grace: it's not required, but we had the largest voter turnout yesterday in over twenty years.

    @Tanya: they'd be quite fitting!

    @Norma: it was a very different experience, working at a polling station, but they needed all the extra hands they could get. I can imagine some trolls here and there will be very, very pissed today.

    @Jane and Chris: there was a steady crowd all day in the polling station where I was.

    @Red: he must be out of his mind today with rage.

    @Linda: oh, yes.

    @Sharon: and it was a historic election!

  29. @RedPat: I voted in the advance polls too.

    @Jackie: good!

    @Tamago: it was a good result.

    @VP: they can be.

    @Jan: I'm happy with the results.

    @Tex: I did.

    @Jennifer: we started hearing word coming out of the Atlantic provinces via smartphone, and that's when it became obvious where it was going.

    @Geoff: it was!

    @Cloudia: yes!

    @Hilary: I backed the winning candidate in my riding, which was a surprise- I'd thought the incumbent would still win.

    @Linda: it feels like a huge weight is off the country.

    @EG: I am!

  30. You got your wish in the election, William.