- Listening to:Bloc Québécois - Parce qu'on est différent
I had made a bet with Josh that we would end up with a Conservative minority, thankfully I owe Josh a penny. Surprisingly the Grits ended up with a rather strong minority (134 ± 2 seats). Based on the results of this election and last election, it seems the Liberals will do better than the pollsters say prior the election. Thanks to this strong showing the Liberals and the NDP combine to form the majority. This fact combined with the BQ's social views, will lead to a Canada that I think will be better than the recent Liberal majorities.
Having seen the preliminary results for Westmount Ville-Marie, I'm very happy to see Eric Steedman in third place. It seems Robert Gervais (forth place) just aligned himself with the wrong party. It's a shame people vote for parties over good individuals. In my heart of hearts I wished political parties did not exist or were a lot weaker. The BQ candidate didn't deserve to be in second in this riding.
I'll comment on the final numbers once they come out tomorrow.