Perhaps some of our non-Canadian (and Canadian) readers are asking that question. Probably not, but in case you are, Neil McDonald from the CBC does a fine job of dumbing it down for everyone. I recommend reading the whole article, but here’s a taste:
A few weeks ago, we had an election in Canada, a couple of weeks before yours, actually. A political party known as the Conservatives won.
Well, sort of. They didn’t win in the sense that most of you understand winning. I’ll get to that in a second.
They also aren’t what most of you would consider conservative.
They support what you call socialized medicine, they believe in protecting a Canadian-controlled banking system, they believe in government as a vehicle for transferring wealth between regions, and they’ve actually muzzled party members who tried to make abortion a campaign issue.
In fact, instead of making his Sunday trip to church a photo opportunity, our Conservative leader refuses to discuss his faith in public. (Like many Americans, he’s an evangelical Christian).