On May 2 Canadians will have a choice between a Conservative majority and a Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition.
Depending on the vote split, the coalition prime minister would not necessarily be Ignatieff. It could be Jack Layton or even Gilles Duceppe.
Jack Layton, who thinks we should be negotiating with the Taliban. I’m not sure what he finds acceptable in the Taliban’s philosophy, particularly their treatment of women, that he would be prepared to negotiate. A potential prime minister who finds anything about the Taliban acceptable ought to send chills of fear up the spine of every female in the country.
Gilles Duceppe, who regards the rest of Canada as nothing but a piggy bank for Quebec.
All three coalition leaders are spendthrifts who would have us in the same dire economic straits as the United States whose massive deficits and skyrocketing debt that has led to a downgrade of the outlook for their debt or even Greece whose citizens are paying 20-per-cent interest on their government debt.
The Conservatives are far from perfect, but they are the least bad choice. They deserve to be given a chance to show what they can do with a majority.
However, anything less than a majority will result in the other three parties engineering their defeat in short order to implement their tax-and-spend agendas.
Remember, it was Liberals who gave British Columbians the HST and the carbon tax. The NDP now supports the carbon tax and if they form the next provincial government they’ll support the HST also.
Federally, they are no different. Socialists have never met a tax increase they didn’t like. If you think taxes are high and the economy is bad now, just wait till the coalition takes over.
It’s your choice. Choose wisely.
Editor’s note: The provincial Liberals, with the co-operation of the federal Conservatives, “gave British Columbians the HST,” not the federal Liberals.