Canada is due to have an election on January 23rd, it's second in just as many years. The country has been run by the left wing Liberals since 1993 under the control of Jean Cretien, and now Paul Martin the previous finance minister. Quite frankly, I believe that Canada has been drained of it's ability to be a world leading country since the Liberals took control.
The country is very PC, the unions cause a strike practically every month. The US/Canadian relations are poor, Quebec is a thorn in the side, and the taxes are way too high. Canada has the ability to really be a world player, but it is currently perceived as the snow covered Switzerland of the north.
There is hope, and that is the Conservative Party of Canada. The Leader of the party Stephen Harper has announced the party's intention to have a reduction of GST from 7% to 5% if they win the election. He has said that the Military will be considerably boosted, and they are planning on getting tougher on crime. It has been stated that drug trafficers caught in Canada currently spend an average of 87 days in the slammer... That will change.
Canada is a brilliant and beautiful country, but there is a few major problems... One of them can be changed by electing in the Conservative Party and getting Canada back on track.
Problem is that the Conservative is perceived as a Western Canadian Party. The liberals have a large stronghold in Ontario (East), which also has the largest of the electorate votes.... It is going to be an uphill battle, but there is a chance.
I am afraid that Canada may well be doomed for another short term Liberal party controlled election win......
Lets hope that the Canadians see the light.....