This is a special election edition of
- a look back along the campaign trail and a collection of must-see posts before voting on Monday.
In this marathon campaign, what have we learned of our Leaders? of our country? Canadians might expect to be discussing the niqab, insider pipeline lobbyists and the role of the Senate for months after the vote. We will continue to debate how best to manage our economy and what diplomatic role we must play with the rising global tensions.
The campaign itself, however, provides Canadians with a peek into the soul of our country. So that we don't lose sight of what has occurred through the last 11 weeks,
"Election 2015 Distinctions"
, awarded to our parading candidates and their politics that have exposed all that is both good and bad about Canadians' attitudes and beliefs.
The Aesop Hare: Thomas Mulcair
The Aesop Turtle: Justin Trudeau
The Good: #s of Canucks who are engaged in political discussions
The Bad: divisive politicking and the rudeness towards others' opinions
The Ugly: The lies & fabricated stories on the Syrian refugee crisis
The Surprise: The attractiveness of Justin Trudeau's naivety
The Disappointment: Media's horse-race election coverage
The Beautiful: Those dog days of summer when politics took a pause for cottage docks & bbqs
The Common Sense: The questioning of costs of promises (& the checking one's expectations that those promises can be kept)
The left field nonsense: Naomi Klein's "End-fossil-fuel-use-yesterday" campaign
The Funny: Wyatt Scott
(and other social media diversions)
The Ironic: Those progressive, right-of-centre Canucks being swept off their feet by a man named Trudeau
The Kiss of Fate: The Justin and Kathleen kiss (or is it Ontario's backroom Liberals tonguing Canadian taxpayers?)
The Gaping Wound: Canadians' attitudes about how to respond to Islamic fundamentalism on Canadian soil
The "Be Very Afraid": CBC's infatuated coverage of the Conservatives' campaign tactics
The #1 Bozo: NDP candidate (and school board trustee!) Alex Johnstone and her ignorance of Auschwitz
The #2 Bozo: Thomas Mulcair's advisor, Shawn "Pope Benedict go f--- yourself" Dearn
Honourary Bozos: Liberal Ala "coat-hanger expert" Buzreba, Conservative Jerry "#peegate" Bance, and conspiracy theorist Liberal Maria Manna (911 disbeliever)