According to Elections Canada there were 3.6 million advance federal election votes cast in four days. It's clear Canadians want CHANGE. I can't be sure precisely what time the final election results will be available on the 19th so the above countdown is an approximation to the moment that we'll be able to celebrate.
We can only hope when that moment arrives Stephen Harper won't want to sing the Canadian public a goodbye tune and mentally ruin more Beatles songs for us. And if he shows some restraint and refrains we must remind ourselves not to feel even the tiniest bit sorry for Stephen, even as he pouts tearfully and slowly raises one hand to wave goodbye. After all, who could say the following things about this country and truly care about leading it:
"I was asked to speak about Canadian politics. It may not be true, but it’s legendary that if you’re like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians." ~ Stephen Harper, in a speech to a Montreal meeting of the Council for National policy, 1997
This beautiful country and its diverse people deserve so much better than the small-mindedness Stephen Harper specializes in, and the dictatorial tactics he consistently relies on in place of genuine leadership. Very soon we'll be well on our way to reaching for it.