The alternate universe of sensible adults and fair outcomes would include a minority Parliament with Trudeau, Mulcair, and May all sharing the role of PM at different times over the next 4 years. But, we won’t get such an outcome, and are more likely to get [a Liberal minority without Harper in opposition]. If a Liberal majority, then status quo in a lot of ways for the next 4-5 years.
There’s too much change across the country to digest in one blog post about it all. I’m more optimistic about the future than in 2006 when Harper won, but I also have 9 years of experience, and the world has another decade lacking significant action to turn away from civilization destroying air pollution, and deforestation.
What is Trudeau going to do to inspire real changes? His advisers I don’t have much confidence in, sorry, I don’t. I hope he breaks party lines and appoints a few NDP MPs, and Elizabeth May to his cabinet, but that’s too much to hope for.
The result of the election is pretty much known by now, at 8pm Saskatchewan time (MDT), and Harper will no longer be our Prime Minister very soon. I decided this evening to post a prediction because of two tweets.
#BREAKING. I've locked my #elxn42 predictions in. They'll auto-post at 10 pm EST next Monday right here because you care. :)
This will come as quite a shock to many, since I’m a long time Green voter, but I’m endorsing Trudeau for PM, but think his party needs to start advising him better immediately after the election. This endorsement surprises even me, because I didn’t wake up knowing I was going to make it, I just got a giggle in my head when I thought of doing it, and it seemed like a good joke to make.
It was a real dog’s breakfast at this one, where everything from polls to strategic voting discussed frankly by 3 political experts from Regina. Actually it wasn’t a complete mess, it was a well organized event, but the dog’s breakfast thing will make sense if you watch it all.
Farney says problem compounded by more flacks to contend with.
McIntosh notes fewer local coverage points. #elxn42#UofR
Comedy Team To Release 1 hour film about Conservatives, Surveillance and Climate change
From Executive Producers The Yes Men and Mark Achbar (The Corporation, Manufacturing Consent)
The political comedy pranksters at SHD.ca are releasing a one hour film on YouTube, October 14th, 2015. The film focuses on the expansion of state surveillance in an era of climate change and offers a timely look at Canada’s history of racism and Islamophobia. The comedic documentary features Canadian surveillance targets Cindy Blackstock, Obert Madondo and Mohammad Mahjoub.
The film also features never before seen footage of the artists’ numerous interactions with CSE officials and a behind the scenes look at how the pranksters have repeatedly breached the Prime Minister’s personal security. Director Sean Devlin is a Filipino-Canadian comedian and filmmaker who was recently arrested at one of the Prime Minister’s campaign events (Read about it in The Globe and Mail). In recent weeks the group also caused a stir with a parody Conservative site that the government intervened with (Read about it in The National Post).
Special media preview can be seen for next 12 hours
Sean Devlin (Director/Comedian) – Sean@shd.ca
*Cindy Blackstock and Obert Madondo can also be reached for interview.
OTHER PRESS ABOUT SHD.ca
“The viral phenomenon that captured the digital zeitgeist during the 2011 election… is back with a vengeance.”
“Winning the viral video war with a stealth campaign that’s been spreading like prairie wildfire.”
—Globe & Mail
“Viral comedy site with the unprintable name turns to political activism”
—Globe & Mail
“Wreaking havoc on the Conservative party’s image.”
“Merry band of Vancouver pranksters relaunch ShitHarperDid with new focus on real activism”