To be perfectly honest, I haven't actually voted in anything since a friend of mine ran for MP on the Green Party ticket here.
Before that, you'd have to go back twenty years or more, when I cast my ballot for one of those Marxist-Leninist dudes running for city council in Guelph.
Quixotic idealists, both of them, and you'd be right if you guessed that the handful of votes either of those players got in the great game 'o democracy had no bearing on the big picture.
Which brings me to the upcoming federal election. A lot of folks had high hopes for the spawn of Pierre. The Liberal Party ran through a number of no-name sad-sacks after the retirement of Jean Chretien, all of whom were bulldozed into irrelevance by the neolib Harper machine.
So finally we get a potentially viable alternative, Trudeau Junior. He makes a few socially progressive noises.
Gonna ease up on the "War on Drugs."
Gonna tax the rich, at least a bit, maybe.
But the more you get to know the guy, the more you figure.... maybe not.
He's all aboard for Canada's military adventure against Islamic State.
He's all aboard for our military adventure in Ukraine.
He's supporting Big Steve's Bill C-51 police state legislation.
He's all about being another sock puppet for US Imperialism.
And that must be making his dear daddy spin in his grave.