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The power of collective choice
Muse #234 - Canadian elections are on
I voted today. In early voting a week before election day on September 20. Exercising the power and right of my contribution to collective choice. Who I voted for might win or lose. Or that party might or might not form a government. But, yet I have my say in it.
The ruling minority Liberals called for an early election after only 18 months in power. One that is hugely considered unnecessary and that includes me. I guess the Liberals thought that their strong showing in the handling of the pandemic deserved them to come back with a majority.
Every party and its agenda has various pros and cons. Some good some bad for some segment of the people. And most parties try to check the right boxes in being politically correct on a variety of issues. And in some cases, many are still clinging to old cultural norms and practices that they are not able to shy away from. They forget the generational change that has happened and the realities of the 2020s on the ground. There are several who were born this century who are starting to vote.
With a diverse and divided population, and with the growth in multi-culturalism, I presume Canada is destined to have the votes split across parties for a long time to come. With the consequence of several minority governments to come. And I guess this is good, as this allows minority agendas to be addressed, and trade-offs and compromises are made between the various parties to satisfy the needs of a larger set of a diverse population and their varying needs.
I am glad that I voted to keep this democracy going.