Soon after the Federal Election was announced last weekend, I checked the Election Predictions for my local riding. Turns out that Trinity-Spadina is currently too close to call, and local superstar Olivia Chow stands a good chance of winning a seat in Parliament.
Thing is, I’m not really that huge a fan of the NDP these days; their traditional support of organized labour seems particularly dangerous after Buzz Hargrove almost singlehandedly killed Air Canada — now there’s guy who deserves a pie in the face!
Despite this, I’m leaning towards an NDP on June 28th, despite the fact that all I’m hearing in the news this week are warnings of a possible minority government. Why is that such a bad thing? If the three (okay, four) parties have more equal representation in Parliament, and a single governing party can’t run amuck with its own mandate at the expense of other interests, isn’t that better, albeit slower, process of government for all of us?