Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Promises, promises

Update (5:20 p.m.) below.

New Brunswick has a new government, of the blue stripe. Being bold too. This caught the eye:
"The Progressive Conservative government will provide you with an open and inclusive government. We will not leave you on the outside looking in."
In Harper's Canada, a Progressive Conservative government uttering such sentiments is just adorable. After all, at the federal level, open and inclusive government are like kryptonite to the federal Conservative cousins. We will see what happens and whether this is just early goings rah rah stuff.

Is it an anti-incumbency streak in the air? Who knows. The NB Power debacle certainly was a major factor in this result.

Segueing over to the Toronto mayoralty race...this is Rob Ford's video released late last night and much discussed on twitter:

He's sounding like a bit of a broken record at this point, possibly explaining how he's stalled in the most recent poll and looks to be vulnerable. Plus, I mean, just watch the video. The front runner glare demands a little more from a leading mayoralty candidate of one of North America's largest cities, no? The dynamic's finally starting to turn, should get real interesting now.

Update (5:20 p.m.): The flag behind Ford spawned an inquiry, whether it was a blue Canadian flag? It's probably the Canadian flag draped over the Toronto flag which is very blue. That's my guess. (Isn't that Toronto flag a thing of beauty?)