Ping’s not happy;
Canada now has a conservative minority government. This hasn’t been such a good day, for several reasons.
… but I think a Conservative minority is the best thing for this country right now. They fully deserve it, as they ran a brilliant campaign, toning down the usual (anti) social rhetoric, and presenting a solidly fiscally conservative plan. They even kept their loons on a leash; no small feat.
It’s a shame Harper’s such a freak (anti-gay, anti-choice, …), but he’ll be kept on a short leash with a minority government, especially as the NDP doesn’t have enough seats to give him control of parliament, and he’s already said he won’t form a coalition with with the separatist BQ.
Most importantly though, the Liberals got the kick in the ass they so desperately needed.