This week I’m going to talk about my personal point of view on politics, specifically Canadian politics. Overall I would say I’m pretty conservative, and generally support the Conservative party, even though it’s starting to get a little too progressive for my tastes.
Federally I’m pretty happy with the Conservative party. I can understand why they haven’t reversed the Liberals decision to allow gay marriage, when I prefer to keep marriage to heterosexual unions, and allow gays and lesbians civil unions instead. I can also understand why they don’t touch abortion – both are topics where I disagree with the status quo, but for both, I’m in the minority these days. Most Canadians prefer to allow homosexuals to get married and allow the murder of the unborn in the womb if the mother wants to abort the pregnancy. Other than these two issues, they are doing a great job at keeping Canadians safe at home and abroad. I totally approve of the idea of sending warplanes to bomb the Islamic State, and wish ground troops would be sent as well. I also approve of the strong stance that Harper has taken on Russia’s aggression towards the country of Ukraine, and how we’ve sent troops, planes, and ships to help our NATO allies in the region beef up security.
Provincially, I believe that the Progressive Conservatives have a big job ahead of them with the price of oil hovering around the fifty dollar a barrel mark, and some tough fights in the near future as they work to fix Alberta’s financial woes as a result of the drop in oil prices. I have to agree with the premier that Alberta needs to get off of dependence on oil royalties for a large chunk of our budget, and will wait and see how the provincial government goes about fixing the mess they got themselves into. With the mass defection from the Wildrose to them last month, there really isn’t a good opposition party to turn to right now. I would not be surprised at all if the PC’s won the next provincial election, whether it takes place this spring or next.
Personally, I’m a solid conservative. I’m willing to support the federal Conservatives financially, because they are the best option right now for Canada, but I’m holding off provincially until I either determine the PC’s are not too progressive, or a real conservative opposition emerges again.
Take care everyone until the next time!