January 25, 2006
After eleven years in power, the liberal party in Canada lost big in Monday’s national elections. Conservative leader Stephen Harper beat incumbent Paul Martin and reduced the liberal majority in parliament from 133 to 103 seats.
Harper, who will become the new prime minister of Canada, wants closer ties to the united states. We’ll find out if he is willing to do something about Canada’s extreme liberal movement on abortion and same-sex marriage – both of which have been practiced for some years.
The conservatives do not have a parliamentary majority because several parties hold seats in the legislative body, but they have more seats than they’ve had in years and they have a prime minister for the first time in twelve years.
Canadians have complained that Americans pay little attention to them. We should because if we do we might better influence their policies and the united states never has enough allies in the world.
Conservatives should start making forays into Canada… encouraging those who managed to pull-off an important political win.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.