That was fun.
It made me feel as though I actually had a say in the matter. Any voter does, of course, but we only vote for the party here. The party selects the leader and you only vote for a party leader if you live in the riding he or she represents.
It could be that time of year again in Canadistan, your politically unstable banana republic at the top of the world.
The Liberals have pledged to bring down the Conservative minority government at their earliest convenience. An opposition party will need to shore up the government to stave off a fall election. That sort of unholy alliance never lasts. We'll get an election sooner or later anyway, but it appears that sooner is going to win.
I don't want one. I believe the majority of us feel the same. It will waste money and will likely render yet another Conservative minority government.
Is there a point?
No, but there's always a chance that the electorate will be so annoyed they'll come out in droves and elect a majority government of some stripe.
I have hope, but I also wonder if the current Devil we know is the better choice, at least for now.
All I can do is sharpen a mental pencil for a potential upcoming ballot mark.
ETA: My memory failed me earlier. I voted in 1980 for what I honestly believe was the first time, and in Clarke's riding. but he was the serving PM and lost that election. Sorry. Should have checked.