Everyone and his brother is coming out of the woodwork to lay blame for the Liberal victory/Conservative loss in the recent election. It was Stephen Harper’s fault or it was Jennie Byrne’s fault, or, or, or …
I think it’s a bit simpler than that.
I think Canadians have, almost unconsciously, accepted the American notions of fixed elections and four year terms and I think most Canadians are uncomfortable, now, with a government staying in office for longer than two of those four years terms.
It really doesn’t matter what plans Prime Minister designate Trudeau may have in his mind, or what promises he will not keep … we, a substantial minority if us, anyway, were tired of Prime Minister Harper, his nine years were up, it was time for a change, and we (you) chose Justin Trudeau over the (grown up) Thomas Mulcair.