The word change in conjunction with politics always has an interesting meaning. To me this means that one special interest group prevails over another and the group that desires the 'change' is now given the emphasis.
As I've reported Canada will have elections on October 19th. Incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking re-election. I'm researching a number of candidates that will be opposing him in his bid.
One of these is Tom Mulcair, the chairman of the New Democratic Party of Canada. A central theme of his political campaign is change.
So far I haven't been able to locate much substance about what this 'change' might entail for Canada. Previously, I've reported about some of the issues involving low oil prices and the falling value of the Canadian dollar, "the loonie." Two questions I'd ask Mr. Mulcair:
- Would you encourage the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates to increase the value of the canadian dollar?
- Your background seems very strong towards the environment and it's protection against development, what is your position on expanding Hydro-Quebec and selling this power supply to places like New Hampshire?
I'll do just a basic explanation of the candidate, there is alot of material out there as he has been in provincial and federal politics for some time. Tom Mulcair is a native of Quebec (Laval), holds citizenships in both Canada and France, is an experienced lawyer by trade and I think his largest achievements have been improvement(s) to highways across Canada including Autoroute 25 which involved substantial infrastructure improvements and tolling the road between Montreal and Laval.
Will there be change in Canada come October 19th?