Where did the conservative vote go?
WWWTT, you raise a good question. Why do urban ridings tend to go NDP/Liberal?
I reckon that urbanites tend to follow fads/fashion and we live in an era where "the Left" is the fad. Indeed, the term "progressive" is synonym for "fashionable".
For urbanites, Conservatives are simply not cool. It would be like wearing Uggs now.
From what I understand, this riding used to be Liberal under Dennis Mills. Then it went to the NDP under Layton. (What's the difference, really? Miller? Layton?)
And now it is represented by, if I understand correctly, a 50 year old law professor. I know nothing about this guy Craig Scott. But think for a second what it means to be a 50 year old law professor who is still a leftist. The guy discovered one truth when he was 22 years old, and he hasn't discovered anything else about life since then.
I recently read that a true measure of IQ is the ability to adapt to changing situations. A 50 year old leftist in 21st century Canada strikes me as very far from "progressive".
Edited by August1991, 19 March 2012 - 08:07 PM.
"In civilised society he stands at all times in need of the cooperation and assistance of great multitudes, while his whole life is scarce sufficient to gain the friendship of a few persons." Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 2