thepartyparty wrote:I won't trade my freedom of speech and privacy rights for anything Harper has to offer. I don't even care if he makes the trains run on time.
That's not what I asked... I asked how would an Iggy/Layton coalition would make my life better. That's the choice coming in the next election.
Right now... I am very proud of my country and life is good for me.
Or, if that scenario doesn't work, explain to me how an Iggy/Layton coalition would improve freedom of speech or internet access in Canada.
Okay, I'll answer your two points.
Life might be good for you, but life has sucked for us ever since Harper became Prime Minister. Within six weeks of him taking office, we had a CHRC scumbag registered on our site, and the persecution by government lackeys hasn't stopped for once second since then. We never had one bit of trouble from the government when the Liberals were in power. So, if you are justified in basing your vote on your present financial circumstances, I think we are more than justified in applying the same test...and the Harper government fails.
Secondly, if this government falls, the Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act dies. If a Liberal or coalition government tries to resurrect it at some point, I know that all of the people like you who would lay your head on the chopping block rather than hold Harper to account, will suddenly spring into action and fight against it because it will be a good way to score some points against your opponents.
Harper could throw us all in his nice shiny new prison cells and some of you would say, "Just be patient until he has a majority".