Kitchener Bi Election Results


Once again the polls were no were no where close. The polls indicated that the election was too close to call, and yet the NDP candidate Catherine Fife won the riding with 40% of the vote, the Conservatives with 30% and the Liberals trailing with 23% of the vote. But isn’t the story so much more interesting when the horses are running neck to neck.The story everyone is telling is that the Liberals peeved off the teachers who tipped the vote by voting NDP. The NDP voters were not all teachers, so something else happened in the riding..
  • It is clear that Kitchener voters did not want McGuinty to get his majority. I speculate that as Canadians have not yet found any one leader that they feel they can trust, they do not intend to give out majorities to anyone until they do feel they have found that
  • person. Andrea Horvath could be that person, but the main criteria for electing a government is with the idea, first that you can govern. Andrea is still an unknown in the governing, the working with McGuinty during the budget went a long way to show her competence.
  • Although the seat had been a long time Conservative seat, I suspect they lost it due to a repudiation of Tim Hudak himself. I do not think that I am alone in the feeling that Hudak is  abrasive, but if KW voters voted to keep a minority government in Toronto, they did not intend to have an election any sooner, and a vote for the Conservatives would have emboldened Tim Hudak who is already altogether too confrontational and eager to bring down the government..
I hope that more is happening than just this. I hope that what we are witnessing is that the voters are choosing to vote for someone that leans more to serving the 99%, and that that is the reason they did not vote for the Liberals or the Conservatives who always, always, always, votes in policies that favour the 1%.I hope there is another story hidden below the surface, and that is that the teachers got out and influenced the voters, and thus the vote. I hope that this a story of activism, and a story of how the activists have felt empowered. There is the parallel of the students of getting out and influenced the Quebec election for their own purpose. Chalk up 2 for the activists. Hopefully the feeling of empowerment will spread and Canadians as a whole will be carried on road to electing governments that will represent the majorities` interests. I hope the examples of these wins will propel voters to a confidence in taking our power back from politicians.
I’ve included this poll to give a sense of the political direction that Canadian voters are going.
Sept 7 /2012 Poll  courtesy of WaterlooChronicle.ca

What type of government do you prefer?

  • A minority government (71%, 110 Votes)
  • A majority government (29%, 44 Votes)

Total Voters: 154

Here is a You Tube Clip of the KW Bi-Election winner Catherine Fife. You’ll note that she is low key and down to earth; KW chose someone like US.

 

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Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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