By this time next week the federal election will be over and once again the east will determine who forms government on our behalf.
The last few days have changed the direction somewhat especially in Quebec where the NDP are outflanking the federal Liberals.
I don’t count the Bloc as I don’t think they are a national party and don’t deserve the credit.
I have not been following the debates as much as usual and that seems to be the trend for many I am hearing from. Not that I don’t care but we have heard it all at least five times in the last few years.
What I have watched and listened to has to make one wonder why the two opposition parties, Liberal and NDP don’t tell us how they plan on paying for their promises.
Easter Sunday morning I was hearing from Jack Layton of the NDP who seemed to be very pleased with his showing in Quebec and some gains in B.C.
The funniest part was when he was asked for his thoughts on why the surge in support.
His comment was that possibly people were getting tired of being broke.
Of all parties, his has the worst track record of financially breaking any province they come to power in.
Walt Cobb is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. He is a former Liberal MLA, former Williams Lake mayor, and current president of the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce