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Random Thoughts: Election’s Over Back to Work

Orange Crushes Quebec

After a very interesting this week in Canada, with an election that most definitely confused the political pundits and proved that in Quebec, anything can (and will) happen, we should all take a Valium relax and get ready for the coming summer. Whether the Jack Layton Daycare (aka the NDP) can mount an effective opposition to the brazenly arrogant Tories remains to be seen, but I relish the tom foolery that may arise in parliament over the next little while. My guess is that the Tories may simply re-introduce their original budget, with a few added tweaks, and we will get back to the business of Government.

We also had the death of Osama Bin Laden and flooding all over Canada, so plenty of big news causing some media outlets to almost meltdown trying to figure out what should be the big story of the week. The Canadian dollar continues it’s run as a muscular currency, but unfortunately gasoline prices continue to stay very high, which should cause more Inflation jitters in the economy. How will the Harper Majority Government deal with this, should be interesting (did someone say interest rate hikes)?

The Globe and Mail also had yet another poll about Vote: What’s the best Canadian Personal finance blog and it was nice to be nominated (it would have been nicer to get more votes than the Marijuana party did this week, but I guess that is the way these things fall sometimes).

A quieter week from me as I returned from my blogcation but still some interesting ideas:

  • I felt it was my civic duty to remind folks to remind folks to Vote Today Canada, which I hope all of you read and complied. If you don’t vote, I don’t think you get to complain about the Government.
  • The question are you prepared? is an important one for you to answer. Bad things happen unexpectedly, and if you aren’t prepared it could make for one heck of a mess
  • OK Everybody Take a Valium paraphrased one of my favorite political cartoonists Aislin about the election results. Many folks are making dire predictions about Canada, I think we’ll be fine, but as I have said, it will be interesting, that is for sure
  • Is there really such a thing as a reputable tattoo parlor? If there is I guess the other financial oxymorons I mentioned might not be as far fetched as I thought
  • Random Thoughts: Debate This! from well before Easter 2011 the best of that week.

As a note, I enjoy all comments (even the ones that question my sanity), and will try to respond to most comments, so please feel free to comment away.

Other Financial Bloggers had more insights about the RRSP season and the financial turmoil in the world these days:

Will Rogers


“Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the
politicians as a joke.”

Author: Will Rogers

Unfortunately looks like this one is still very topical in Canada at least.

Feel Free to Comment

  1. It should be interesting to see how Layton can fulfill his promise to work constructively with the government when his party is so far away from the Conservatives. I can’t see the Conservatives adopting much of anything from the NDP platform.

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