the canuck part should be a clue. and I don't mind if anyone publishes what our politicians say. if it is stupid, it makes it easier to call them on it. I'd vote conservative if this batch weren't anti-science school of bush secret police, save the children ideologues, who are cronies of big oil and therefore modelled the current economic policies on third world style resource based exportation; which is why our economy is about to tank as bad as Russia's since they have trashed our eastern industrial base and don't have that to mitigate against. the party they evolved from, the reform party led by Preston Manning (no relation to Chelsea), and which was originally considered more right than its child, was far more progressive in those regards. they promoted increased spending in fundamental r&d, and nothing to do with secret police. the best of the other two contenders, the NDP, ironically was considered really left wing (your Democrats are what our conservatives used to be). but they have since moderated while the centrist liberals have fought tooth and nail lately to be left of the NDP. so this conservative will be voting NDP. the belief is that if they win the current conservatives will be forced to get rid of their leader, Stephan Harper, and they will develop reasonable policies again. two elections ago I voted conservative, but last I voted NDP because I could see where they were going. and now oil is tanking and the final bit of my conservative misgivings have been confirmed. harper has to go. :) unless there is crazy vote splitting, he won't be leading the next government.