Monday, October 19, 2015

Election Day

Canadians go to the polls today to elect a new Parliament.  Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has held the office for nine years, is in deep enough trouble that he’s been campaigning with Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto, who left office under a cloud of cocaine.

The tea-leaf readers are saying that the Liberals under the leadership of Justin Trudeau will win enough seats to oust Mr. Harper but not enough to have a majority, so he will have to form some kind of coalition with the New Democratic Party, which is, on the U.S. scale, the socialist party.

If you’re voting in Canada, here’s a handy map to find your riding.