Election Night has always been a night reserved for sitting in front of the television until the last leader has made their speech! At 1:00 am this morning I switched off the TV and retired for the night. I was not really surprised with the results, but actually am somewhat hopeful with the results. It was certainly time for a change and I want to give Stephen Harper and his minority number of conservative seats a chance to make a difference. I am hoping consensus and cooperation will part of the parliamentary strategy for governing this country. I remember some of the minority governments in Manitoba were also some of the best years of governing in that Province. I am hoping this federal government will focus on the economy, health care, honesty and accountability for government and not on some of the side issues that could be very divisive. It will be interesting to watch the contest/battle for leader of the Liberal Party…I wonder if we will have a female leader!!! Wouldn’t that be something!!! Maybe Peter MacKay will jump ship and run for the Liberal leadership!!! You never know!!!

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