On June 9th, voters across my province will be going to the polls. I'll obviously be voting, but none of the choices are all that tempting. For other residents of Canuckistan; if you thought the choices were underwhelming in the last federal election, you should see our options.
Leader: Rodney MacDonald (Incumbent)
The PCs are currently in power here. They haven't done a great job, but they haven't done an overly terrible job either. In fact, they haven't really done a whole lot. They did fuck up Nova Scotia's offshore oil deal with the federal government, and have been quite negative in their campaign.
New Democratic Party
Leader: Darrel Dexter
The New Democrats are ahead in the polls, and will probably win. I won't personally be voting for them, because I disagree with the NDP on a lot of things. Dexter seems like he'd be a competent leader though.
Leader: Stephen McNeil
The Nova Scotia Liberals have been in a pretty sad state for a while now. Though they'll probably improve their standing a bit, they still haven't gotten their act together. It's a shame, because I'd definitely vote for them if they got it together. McNeil is a nice guy, but having personally met him, and attended a Q&A he participated in, I can't see him being a good Premier.
Leader: Ryan Watson
The Nova Scotia Greens are running a full slate of candidates this time around. They aren't polling particularly well, but they'll probably get some votes. Like with the NDP, I won't be voting for them because I disagree with them on many, many things.
I have to choose between a mediocre PC government and an uninspired Liberal government before I vote tomorrow. Whoop-de-fuckin-do. That, and I already know the local NDP candidate will win his seat, so my vote is effectively redundant.
This isn't exactly the most exciting election ever, but I love democracy, so there's that.
Edited by TubularLuggage, 08 June 2009 - 12:01 PM.