I congratulate Premier elect David Alward of New Brunswick. Chantal Hebert thinks this the harbinger of many more provincial grit defeats. She says it means to is an undoing of the trudeaupian nightmare. Unfortunately not fast enough. We have much to do to undo the horrors that trudeau has wrought on our great country. I guess this is a beginning, if even the present day grits run from the trudeau legacy.
As Ignatieff was talking up language rights and other federal issues in Montreal, New Brunswick premier Shawn Graham — a leading member of the post-Trudeau Liberal generation — was being consigned to the dustbin of history after just one mandate in power.
Graham's defeat could be a harbinger of more provincial defeats to come for the Liberals.
By the end of the current provincial electoral cycle, PEI's Joe Ghiz could be the only government leader to still bear the Liberal label. There is a real possibility that the party that built Canada's social union in the sixties and seventies could have little representation of any kind at the table of the upcoming renegotiation of the federal-provincial fiscal arrangements that underpin Medicare.
With a year to go to the next Ontario election, the winds of change are battering premier Dalton McGuinty's third-term government.
A solid majority of Quebecers would rather have Premier Jean Charest resign than undergo the second half of his third term. In British Columbia, the tide turned against Premier Gordon Campbell some time ago.