The people have spoken and the Stephen Harper led Conservatives have won two out of three seats in today`s by-elections.
The big story out of the by-elections tonight is the rise of the green party who took 25% of the vote in Calgary and at least 35% of the Vote in Victoria.
Is this a trend or is this a mini protest vote against all of the parties.
I think this is a protest vote period!
In Calgary some are pissed at the Conservative Party of Canada but a lot walked from Justin and his team after some blazing gaffes in the past week.
The folks in Red are probably crying in the back rooms over what could have been.
The Razor thin NDP win in Victoria with a somewhat safe NDP seat going down until the final polls is a poke in the eye to Tommy Mulcair and dutch elm disease. ( Traditionally the Conservatives have never been much of a factor in this riding and in fact it used to be a Liberal seat that David Anderson occupied).
It probably took Jack Layton crying out from the grave to rescue this seat.
The message here is that all parties better their act together before 2015 especially the opposition.
In fact today Joyce Murray entered the Liberal leadership race with her plan of only running one opposition party candidate against the Conservatives in the next election.( She means run either a Green,Liberal or NDPer)
Still not convinced, the thousands of volunteers that came from all over Canada to elect Elizabeth May will stay home ( they are not Liberals) and you can refer back to reason number one why she will lose her seat.