Frankly, I don’t think you want my vote, Erin. I’m just not your kind of guy. The CBC’s Compass calculator says I am somewhere out to the left of the new democrats. I normally vote liberal because of my very strong belief in our individual rights.
But there is always a first-time for everything. It would not be fair to make demands of the leaders of the other major parties and not give you a chance.
First and foremost, I am not going to vote for any political party that supports the twinning of the TransMountain pipeline to Burrard Inlet. Anyone who gives a damn about where this planet is headed because of global warming has to recognize the idiocy of shipping Alberta bitumen anywhere.
Your second problem with me is that nobody can solve the daycare need across the country with a tax credit. If you don’t work at creating the daycare spaces needed in every province, what is the point of a tax credit? It works the same with long-term care facilities. If there are not enough available beds and facilities, what the hell good is a tax credit?
I’m sorry Erin, but BS cannot replace good sense. Slogans do not work. Nobody trusts them. You can hardly go around the country promising a million jobs without explaining how you are going to do it. You might like to think of yourself as “The Man with the Plan.” Yet Canadians have little understanding or awareness of what that plan includes.
And before you do that, I am afraid you are going to have to do some house cleaning. You have an answer for the social conservatives who demand that you stop abortions. What you are not doing is blocking the anti-vaxxers among your candidates. The human rights answer does not work if an anti-vaxxer comes to my door seeking a conservative vote. You are hardly a supporter of human rights if you fail to protect us from the uncaring.
If these anti-vaxxers keep us in wave after wave of Covid-19 variations, what hope do we have? And, in case you never knew it, elections are about hope.
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