Now that August is upon us, I am reminded that like autumn, there is a provincial election looming in the not-so-distant future. And I can’t say that I’m excited about it. Provincial politics in New Brunswick remind me of a
sporting event of sorts. There are only two teams on the ice, and it doesn’t matter how shabbily one team
plays, they might lose possession of the puck for a while, but they’ll get it back sooner or later.
Why do we keep doing this to ourselves? First we vote red, then we vote blue, then red again. We keep kicking
of office, then voting them back in, as if they are actually going to change. I don’t know how many of you are
paying attention, but this province is almost bankrupt. There hasn’t been any real leadership here in
decades. That’s right, decades! If something isn’t done to rectify the situation, we’re going to be in the
same boat as the city of Detroit.
We could change the political landscape by voting in one of the other parties, but I don’t think they
can take office unless they consider joining forces. And they should consider it. As New
Brunswickers, what are we afraid of? Could a coalition party do a worse job than the liberals
or the conservatives? Absolutely not. Come on people. It’s time to let
someone else take over the rink, and chuck the red and blue clowns into the penalty box.