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Canada held an election on Monday night and finally decided on a leader for the next four years. We have a different electoral system in Canada called a parliamentary system courtesy our British roots. The parliamentary system’s biggest flaw: the possibility of a minority governing party, which is a party that gets the most seats but not enough to make every decision without the approval of the other parties. Mainly because they have enough collective seats to vote out the ruling government. This may seem like a good idea, but a minority government always has a big bore gun to its temple in a parliamentary system . . .

Canada is a good example of the inherent problems with a minority government; we have a multi-party collection of conservatives, liberals, separatists and socialists. The agendas are wildly diverse for three out of five parties, while the mainstream Liberals and Conservatives fight for the top job of Prime Minister. So they are forced to make unholy alliances with the fringe parties to further their political agendas (and prevent or force an early election).

The latest election results were as close to the American system as we get because the right of center Conservative Party finally gained a majority vote from Canadians. Conservative leader Stephen Harper is now guaranteed to be Prime Minister for at least four years, while the new opposition will be the neo-socialistic (and former fringe party) New Democratic Party led by simply red Jack Layton.

The New Democrats veer to the extreme left of the American Democrats, but most of their newly found strength came in Quebec at the expense of the secessionist Bloc Quebecois Party. Imagine the Confederates with French accents as elected representatives in Washington and you get the picture about the Bloc.

All of the above boils down to one impressive point: the obscenely expensive and highly unnecessary National Gun Registry is now virtually dead in Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has always promised to nuke the registry, and now he has the clout to pull it off as a majority leader.

You need at least 155 elected members of parliament in Canada to run the show in Canada without interference from the peanut gallery. As I write this piece, the Conservatives are flirting with around 165 seats in Parliament. Bye bye national gun registry-hello common sense without a further billion dollar waste of public funds for the registry.

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  1. Scrapping the long gun registry is definitely a step in the right direction. Now Canada needs to loosen up its pistol regulations and let its citizens be citizens and not subjects.

        • lol… this is true. Maybe then when I visit home I won’t have to worry about being looked at and treated like a neo-Nazi come to take away the queen’s rule.

          It sure is a funny place in hindsight. I have been politely passed by with a wave of the hand by police walking down a road with a .410, skinning knife, pump shotgun and my grandfather carrying his .303 rifle. If we had none of that and a rinky dinky handgun we prolly would still be being questioned about why we had it.

  2. Trending away from Canada’s left-socialist bent has taken a lot of time. It seems that the current Conservative PM is well-liked, has a plan and a lot of popular support. That’s wonderful. Canada is a lovely country with some grand people who deserve a break. Go Canada!

  3. This is admittedly a digression, but it’s nice to see the Bloc Quebecois and the Parti Quebecois losing steam. The partition of Canada would be a tragedy for our best and closest friends and allies.

    • Mostly for Quebec, as when this was in it’s force back in the day and they were really close to cutting away, they found that 70% of their economy was from outside (Canadian) business.

  4. I been to Canada many times and it’s a great place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there. We can all hope, but I don’t think that things will change anytime soon.

    • I agree, Joe. The media really has warped the minds of a lot of people. My mother for example. She is terrified of guns. Her brothers hunted with her father for food and whatnot and provided meals with their guns in a time when meals would otherwise not have been had. She reads/hears about the latest gun crime in Toronto and guns are bad because the news lady said so. Some people think it is funny and my wife thinks my mom is nuts because of her fear but it is a very real thing with some people.

      When I purchase my guns I am sure to tell her of it and hear what she says. My latest purchase was a handgun and the first thing out of her mouth is, “Your going to shoot someone are you?!” She asks her son of 32 years who has never committed a crime, not even a ticket, if he is going to just randomly kill someone. WTF is that? I stated, “No. I am going to the range and I am doing a bunch of courses so that I can use it effectively if I have to.” She asks, “So why would you need it?” I tell her to open her eyes and she states I should not shoot anyone. That is how far she is gone and all because she listens to the media and actually trusts it (they are out there).

  5. We could have made the Canadians freer. I wish our invasion of Canada was successful. Wait, no, I don’t, because that wouldn’t have made much of a difference – after all, the republican confederacy of the Founders is dead, supreme law is a long-gone memory, and people no longer threaten armed revolution, or even civil disobedience to any substantial/sufficient degree, in the face of tyrannical dictats and legislation.

    No. Now, we just fucking sit and hope it doesn’t pass the Usurpers Incorporated Committee in the state legislature. What a great path we’ve followed since 1776.

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