Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What Will 2012 Bring On the Canadian Political Scene?

Well we are now well into a new year.  2012 seems to have come upon us so quickly. It seems like yesterday it was just Jan. 2011 and we were in a minority government situation. Oh well!  Time flies I guess when you're having fun.  By the way, Happy New Year everyone!

 2011 was good for Conservatives,good for NDP until Jack Layton passed away and not so good for the Libs and the Media Party.  

So what will the new year bring us?   Here's my take.
It should all go well if PM Harper and his strong stable majority government keep doing what they're doing, fulfilling their promises.
They promised to pass the budget that the opposition refused to support last year in early spring-Done
They promised to give marketing freedom to western farmers- Done
They promised to pass their tough on crime bill-Done
They promised to scrap the long gun registry-almost Done
They promised to get rid of political welfare-Done
And something they didn't campaign on but was introduced as a private members bill and that is to scrap Section 13 of the Human Rights Act that is about hate speech.-will be toast
Getting out of Kyoto-Done
Immigration reform-getting it done
All this and not even a year into their four year majority mandate.
 The opposition and the media are reeling about the government is actually keeping their promises. Heaven forbid! Let them stew in their own juices,looks good on them.

This is what they should do this year.  Lower taxes, cut spending and reduce the size of government, scrap the Indian Act and my goodness sake, privatize the CBC.

Mean time it will fun watching the opposition parties.   The NDP will find a new leader, leaving the party fractured.  The orange crush gradually will keep fizzling out. 

The Libs on the other hand will continue to have a tough time finding relevance.  Nobody is listening to them anymore except the Media Party.

The Media Party will continue to campaign against Conservatives while at the same time losing their relevance.

 2012 should be good! It will be an interesting year to say the least.