Election post-mortem

Editor, The Times

This election was a partial victory for the progressive side of Canadian politics.

In terms of leadership, I think Jagmeet Singh showed himself to be a good leader.

The Bloc made great gains in Quebec giving Quebecers two provincial governments, one of which has a substantial place in the Canadian Parliament, where it can resume its separation blackmail.

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Jason Kenney, the regressive Conservative of Alberta has decided to try separation blackmail for the West. It’s hard to determine if the Prairies voted Conservative out of a feeling of alienation or they self-alienated by voting solidly regressive conservative.

Justin Trudeau has a major quilting challenge ahead of him, trying to titch together this tattered Canadian mosaic. Of course, we have the spector of Andrew Scheer and a host of regressive Conservative premieres waiting, like vultures for J.T. to stumble.

Here’s hoping the progressive forces are successful in repairing our fractured Confederation.

Wes Morden,

Blackpool B.C.

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