A message for my Canadian brethren as you travel towards the polls for #elxn42 on October 19th (for which you are planning to vote, oui?). I would like to bring my experience as a current expat to this conversation (click here for the TL;DR version), and talk specifically about one of the parties currently vying for your vote, that of the Conservative Party of Canada. Living as I am right now in a country that, at the federal level, has for many years been pursuing the policies favoured by the Conservative Party (or, more so I would say that the Conservative Party of Canada is feverishly trying to copy these policies), I have seen and continue to see, with great clarity, the end results of these policies. Spoiler alert: they do not end well. Continue reading