I admit that I am dismayed by the results of our election. Â I am saddened by the fact that regardless of the contempt Stephen Harper has for our democracy, his lies and obfuscations, that Canadian voters gave him a majority in the House of Commons. Â And from the updates on my twitter feed, and the postings on Facebook, I see that I am not alone.
Those of us who did not want to see another four years of the “Harper Government” are dismayed, and were disappointed by our fellow Canadians. Â We “lost”.
But this is not the end of Canada as we know it. Â We’re stronger than that. Â We survived the Mulroney years, we can survive the Harper years. Â Harper won’t be the end of Canada, he can’t be. Â He’s not strong enough.
And what’s more: for those of us who aren’t happy with this result, we will be watching him more closely than ever before. Â We’ll be watching for his lies, and we’ll expose them. Â We’ll correct him on his ignorance of parliamentary procedure. Â And when he again displays his contempt for the Canadian people, we’ll give him a reason to respect us.
Yes, he has a majority in Parliament, which means that if he tries to go a little crazy (like he did before this election), the opposition cannot force an election. Â But we can make our voices heard, and he will hear us.
This is not the end. Â Its the beginning.