Looking at the Party
Freelance views on Canada’s Federal Candidates
The time is approaching yet again, Canadian Federal Election. That’s right; the 42nd Canadian general election to elect members of Parliament will soon be here. Get the torches ready, assemble a posse, and paint your signs. The PS Buzz wants to see a full turn out (or at least more than 75% of the voting population.) Let us remind you that the 2008 federal election saw a record low of 58% voter turnout, 2011 saw a slight increase with a meager 61%. We are not happy with this and it seemed pertinent that a piece be compiled to give our readership a freelance look at 2015’s candidates.
The election campaign buzz has been surrounding Parliament Hill for quite some time now (albeit some candidates may have rallied slightly too early, but we tend to encourage politicians that are committed here at the Buzz.)
Here is a list of the potential MP’s we are expecting to see in the coming months: Stephen Harper (Returning Grande Poo-Bah), Thomas Mulcair (WTF NDP is still rated highly in the polls? Sweet!) Justin Trudeau (The guy who’s a year older than the Grande Poo-Bah when he was elected). Of course there is also the Honorable Elizabeth May who will receive mention in this article however the buzz may save another article for the Green Party leader.
|He just looks creepy in our opinion|
Starting in the Blue corner, weighing in at 192lbs in a towering frame of 6’ 2”, we have the Grande Poo-Bah returning champ Mr. Stephen Harper! (Qu: Air Horns and turn light on saying crowd cheers.) Satire aside, the Hon. Stephen Harper is back in the running as our Prime Minister Elect. He has headed fan favourite Bills such as Bill-C51, boosted the budget by cutting environmental funding, and freed the press by telling scientists not to publish their work. Honest, we did try to find a way to paint him in a good light. He’s good with money? We’ll just leave it there and dive in later if need be.
|We couldn't find a picture that didn't make him look dreamy...|
|She looks so sweet!|
Perhaps you noticed a theme, the PS Buzz HATES Bill C-51. Yes, hate is a strong word. However, it fits this case perfectly. We made it a point to notify our readers of one of the most ridiculous things our government has passed since- well we’re still trying to research what was a bigger screw up, so perhaps that will be a separate article.
We hope you feel slightly more informed, or at the very least interested enough to wonder what ya-hoos are currently fighting for the title of Supreme Ruler of Can- sorry- the position of Right Honorable Prime Minister of Canada. The fact is that we as voters need to focus on all levels of the arena. That means finding out what your local ridings are supporting and educate others if you support it, or speak up if you see something happening that just doesn’t seem Canadian (nationalism makes us nauseous, but it fits in this article.)