The election results are nearly finalized and this seems to be the result:
- Lieberals 157 seats 33.1% of the vote 4.74 seats/%
- Conservatives 121 seats 34.4% of the vote 3.52 seats/%
- BQ 32 seats 7.7% of the vote 4.16 seats/%
- NDP 24 seats 15.9% of the vote 1.51 seats/%
- Green 3 seats 6.5% of the vote 0.46 seats/%
Clearly, our democracy is not working very well when a party can obtain government having fewer votes than another and when representation varies so much per vote. The Greens, my party, grew their vote dramatically yet only added a couple of seats. Even the Cons should be grumpy. They got the most votes but have no chance of forming a government. At least it will be a minority government that has to choose between the BQ which does not claim to be a Canadian national party and the NDP which are closer aligned with the Greens than the Lieberals.
All of these parties claim to be “green” yet the Lieberals promised to deliver proportional representation and did not and promised to help Alberta sell more oil at a higher price… There was a time when I thought a pipeline to the Pacific would be a good idea but that was a mistake. Plate tectonics and pipelines don’t mix. Heavy oil is good for making asphalt roads and plastic, not fuel.
So, the politicians will hem and haw and come up with “solutions” which don’t solve any problem and we will have yet another election where minorities reign over the land.