NDP won’t win federal election

Conservatives will win Alberta; Bloc will take Quebec

To the editor:

As of today, the federal NDP holds 95 seats, in the federal Parliament.

This includes one in the Northwest Territories, two in Newfoundland-Labrador, three in Nova Scotia, one in New Brunswick, 54 in Quebec, 19 in Ontario, two in Manitoba, one in Alberta, and 12 in B.C.

Saskatchewan has zero federal NDP seats. What’s ironic here is that Saskatchewan was once home to the famous Tommy Douglas.

One hundred and seventy seats are required to form a majority federal government. This is impossible for federal NDP to achieve.

One reason for this is the federal Conservatives hold 54 per cent of the federal vote in Alberta. There is no federal Wild Rose Party; therefore the Wild Rose voters will vote Conservative.

The recent NDP provincial government in Alberta has no affect whatsoever on the upcoming federal election.

Note that the NDP won this election only because of vote splitting between the Conservatives and the Wild Rose. The NDP had 40.57 per cent of the majority vote compared to 52.03 per cent of the majority vote for the combination of the Conservatives and Wild Rose.

Note that if there was no Wild Rose Party, these votes would have gone to the Conservatives.

A second reason is that Gilles Duceppe has returned to the political arena as leader of the Bloc Québécois Party in Quebec.

Presently Thomas Mulcair has 54 seats in Quebec, but this will change on election night, as the Bloc once again will be capturing a portion of these seats.

People who think it is time for Mulcair to become the prime minister of Canada are living and dreaming in a fantasy world. The facts listed above, prove once again on Oct. 19, 2015, federal election voting day, that the NDP cannot win the election as the government of Canada.

Joe Sawchuk



100 Mile House Free Press