That was quite an election. A liberal minority government isn't all bad. The NDP did well and the conservatives didn't do as well as they wanted (but still have too many seats for my taste). The next session of parliament is going to be an interesting one to watch. The Liberals will actually have to play nicely with others to get stuff done. If anyone takes their toys and goes home, then we're having another election.
The funniest post-election crack: "I was going to vote conservative but then a friendly dog came by and I changed my mind".
From the very funny election satire/comedy show Spinoff with Al Rae
If you don't get this joke (and it is a bit local) read the rather frightening story here.
I wasn't thinking a lot about proportional representation before this election, but I'm sure thinking about it now. The NDP got a good share of the popular vote which would have meant almost 40 seats if we were under that system. I know there are lots of left leaning people in this country but because we're spread across the country, we don't get the representatives in parliament.
Today is the kids' last day at their daycare. We have to change care arrangements to be closer to their schools. Yesterday they had a little graduation ceremony and today is going to be a tough day. We've been with this centre for almost 3 years and it's full of wonderful caring staff. The kids have many friends and have grown from babies to wonderful little kids in this place.
Thankfully, we're on vacation until July 19 so the kids can have a nice slow transition to the new arrangement. We start the festivities with Canada Day celebrations tomorrow. I'll be breaking out the maple leaf t's and the Canada red nail polish and we'll get decked out for a day at the park and the local wading pool. Summer is here!
Between election watching, saying goodbye to the daycare and thesis revising I haven't been knitting much. That's what I'm doing today. After I run my errands and clean up a bit, I'm parking my butt on the couch and knitting. This is my transition to the holidays day.