Yes we here at TPF know that we have been delinquent at providing timely reviews recently. Before we get to this we have to state the following.
Many thanks to all who have gone out and voted in the provincial elections, even more thanks to those whom have spent the time and effort into volunteering for their chosen candidates. It is a boots on the ground effort that usually succeeds in creating change and it is the support of good people who make the difference between an MP or MPP being there as a job or as a representative of his/her constituents.
Congratulations to Mr. Robert Ghiz, for leading his Liberal party to winning 22 of 27 seats in PEI on October 3rd, 2011. While down 2 seats from previous, the Liberals held onto their majority in Seats. Nearly 76% voter turnout.
Congratulations to Mr. Greg Selinger, for leading his NDP party to winning 37 of 53 seats in Manitoba on October 4th, 2011. An increase of one seat at the Liberal party’s cost for a stronger majority than the previous government. An abysmal 57% voter turnout.
Congratulations to Mr. Dalton McGuinty, for leading his Liberal Party to winning 53 of 107 seats in Ontario on October 6th, 2011. A far cry from the previous Liberal 73 seat majority government. A disgraceful 49.2% voter turnout. Here at TPF we have a love/hate relationship with McGuinty which is not likely to change. Good luck to PC leader Tim Hudak and NDP leader Andrea Horwath at making sure that the Liberals cannot further dig an even bigger financial hole that is called Ontario.
TPF apologizes for not waiting to announce the winners of Manitoba’s election tonight, October 11th, but we are not fortune tellers, despite hindsight being better than 20/20. Please enjoy your democratic right and get out and vote. An old saying rings true in that if you do not vote, you have no right to criticize how the region is being run.
Finally, readers will be pleased to note that TPF’s authors are hopefully finished with all their extracuriccular activities (far less politics and work related absences), to once again provide our readers with reviews of what may be Tactical, Practical, or Fantastical.