I I am glad the Tories are again competitive. I am glad the West is fully engaged, but I don't like the idea of a natural governing party. Governments become old and tired and must be replaced from time to time. We don't want to become the arrogant grits. We must never say that being elected is a right. We must always work hard to be elected and if we don't get the job done, Canadians should kick us out. We must not take any of this for granted, that is a grit error.
If any more evidence were necessary, the results of the last federal election and the addition of more House of Commons seats in the next one have made it clear that the Canadian centre of political gravity has shifted to the point where it will no longer be possible to govern without significant electoral support west of Ontario. This shift has followed the westward movement in Canada’s centre of economic gravity.