Happy Canada Day, everyone.
Happy New Year, everybody.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone.
Make sure you are staying safe and not doing gatherings. Giving someone a disease that might kill them is the worst gift of all.
The NDP minority government has been re-elected here in BC, this time with a fairly large majority. As everyone expected, the BC Liberal Party will be the official opposition. The Green Party won three seats.
Because of Covid, I voted by mail. That’s also why I didn’t do a “make sure you vote” post this year.
Poor turn out is an emotive problem in many elections, and I expect similarly low turnout here, despite the large number of people voting in advance or by mail. With poor turnout in mind, and considering how low turnout favours bigots and other horrible people, perhaps it might be time to make voting compulsory. They do that in Australia, and I see no indication that compulsory voting somehow threatens anyone’s freedom or somehow makes Australia any less of a democracy.
Happy Canada Day!
Happy New Year, everyone.
Also note that since there is no year 0 in the standard CE/BCE system. So the decade really ends next year. Not that I expect anyone, including my small number of readers, to actually care about this.