I have a sick feeling in my stomach today. I did not like our election results last night. Nope, not one bit. I really didn’t expect a majority, and so add shock to that sick feeling, and that is how I feel. I thought that the Conservatives would win, but I thought that it would be another minority government which would have been much easier to swallow. I had hope for what the Liberals and NDP might have accomplished together in that next minority government. Alas.
I am afraid of what may be decimated in the next four years. Health care. Social safety nets. Programs for harm reduction. Party subsidies. The CBC. The arts. Personal rights and freedoms. Democracy.
I don’t believe that I am being alarmist in saying that I am frightened of what could happen in the next four years, and that what we might lose may never be recovered.