Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Trying to make an informed decision

So we have both an election in Ontario and a referendum tomorrow. The referendum is on whether or not we want to switch to MMP, which is mixed member proportional representation or something like that. I'm swamped at work and I'm trying to do my civic duty but honestly, I'm getting to the point where I just don't care. I'm reading the final report and recommendations and I can still see both sides.

There's all this discussion about our current system being flawed but isn't Ontario one of the most successful provinces in Canada? [I don't actually need an answer to that one. It is]. Why on earth are we starting with Ontario? Let's start with a province that doesn't seem to be as crucial to the economy. Also, I'd rather look at the federal system. Let's start with the next national election so that the whole country is on board or not.

Okay, this is the most inane blog post ever but I'm exhausted and I'm dealing with yet another yeast infection. I am happy to report that I found the secret holistic cure which is ingesting garlic capsules and acidophilus capsules, and inserting garlic cloves and acidophilus capsules directly at, er, the source. I don't know what is worse - the yeast infection or the election, but I do know that by tomorrow night they'll both be history.


Freak Magnet said...

I get all squirmy at the thought of sticking garlic up my hoohaa. And I just thought of something to say regarding it, but while it's funny in my head, it's kinda gross, too. Mostly for the guy's point of view. They just don't understand.

tornwordo said...

I bet you could sell that garlic on ebay afterwards. (ew)

Snooze said...

FM: Ah, boys are gross anyhow. Comment anyway you like. I'm about to go all Monostat again, but it's freaking expensive.

Torn: [aside to FM - and YOU worried about being gross?] Oh god, the worst part is, I'm sure you're right.

Perplexio said...

If Canada really wants to reform their government, shouldn't they start by deporting Gilles Duceppe (sp?) and staging that referendum in Quebec first instead?

Ontario, BC, and Alberta should be saved for last as they all seem to be thriving (especially Alberta with the construction boom and all that oil).

Snooze said...

I don't mind Quebec having a separatist party - it makes Quebec very used to referendums. I do think that MMP should be a national referendum so that we're all in it together

madamerouge said...

I'm very behind in blog-following.

I voted against MMP for the simple reason that I don't relish the thought of more frequent minority governments. Also, we'd run the risk of having a "pizza parliament" with a dozen or so political parties with representation in the legislature.

There's nothing wrong with first-past-the-post that a little more voter participation couldn't fix.