$300,000,000 is what this useless election has cost Canadians! Why? Because a power hungry Alberta neo-conservative wanted to become all powerful! Thankfully he didn't get the result he wanted.
Do you know how many hospitals or schools could have been built with that wasted money? How much desperately needed medical equipment could have been bought? How many nurses and teachers could have been trained? How many day care spaces could have been created to help families remain financially strong, to educate our children so that they can compete in an increasingly technological world when they grow up? But no, Harper had to have a majority, for no other reason than that he wanted one.
Well, there's a silver lining to Harper's "victory". But it's going to hurt the very people who gave it to him. In the recession that's staring us in the face, the neo-conservatives who have no plan and very little brain power, will screw up, as conservatives have always done in Canada since confederation - think Bennett, Diefenbaker, Mulroney, and now Harper - and cause Canada great economic harm. At the end of it, the Liberals will be called upon to set things right - think Mackenzie King, Pearson and Chrétien. Thank god for small, very small, mercies!