Fixed Election Date #FAIL

Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Posted at: 3:25 PM

WTF does not even begin to convey my complete and utter shock and disgust…

Today, in the House of Commons, during Question Period, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada asked the Prime Minister about Canada’s fixed election date (known as #elxn42 to the #cdnpoli Twitterati), the legislation that created it, whether or not there is an issue with the October 19, 2015 date, and so on.

Stephen Harper replied that the current date for #elxn42, presently conflicts w/ many other fixed election dates at the provincial level — Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, the Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador — all have elections scheduled around October 19, 2015.

Stephen Harper went on to say that his government is now in consultation with these provinces and territories and will determine another date for #elxn42.

If #elxn42 is moved — do you want to know my theory as to why Stephen Harper would move the fixed election date to another day, presumably in 2015?

Do you really want to know?

OK, I will tell you my theory…

Pierre Trudeau.

That’s right, Pierre Trudeau.


In case you haven’t heard, Justin Trudeau could be the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Justin’s father is the late (and some would argue great) Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

The late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was born on October 18th.

I submit to you that Pierre Trudeau’s October 18th birthdate and the October 19th fixed election date in 2015 are a little too close together for Stephen Harper’s liking…

Not convinced?

Really? Ah, well, it’s only a theory…

Keep this in mind: Stephen. Harper. Is. That. Calculating.


2012-06-20  »  somecanuckchick

Talkback x 3

  1. Griffin
    20 June 2012 @ 3:49 PM

    I think it’s more likely that he doesn’t want the election in 2015 because that’s when the Conservatives say the deficit will be gone, and of course there’s no way that’s going to happen so they won’t be able to run on their fiscal record again.

  2. somecanuckchick
    20 June 2012 @ 5:35 PM

    This is just a theory I have… but the reason is likely closer to what you’re saying about the Harper government’s deficit/fiscal record, etc.

  3. CuJoYYC
    21 June 2012 @ 11:01 AM

    They ran on their crappy fiscal record before and won. Too many Canadians bought their good fiscal managers meme hook, line and sinker. They are TERRIBLE fiscal managers and bona fide liars.

    Oops. I think I hear Vic Toews and his eavesdropping minions listening in. Shhhhh.