I always find it interesting that people are more likely to vote Conservative the older they grow. That the more life you have lived experiencing this planet, the more you understand the right way to vote. All population demographic studies bear this out, I'm sure with various anomalies scattered throughout. Also the older someone is, the more likely they are to show up to vote. It is comforting that the people with the most life experience are the ones who vote in greatest number, and that they are most likely to vote Tory.
You can start to see the unveiling of some key Coalition strategies for the upcoming session of Parliament. One of them would appear to be attempting to scare seniors into believing that their pension is in jeopardy. It started with a statement by Stockwell Day saying that the government intended to reduce spending to reduce the deficit. The CBC then ran with the story that the Minister "failed to address" concerns of public sector unions that their pensions may not be honoured. First, it is unlikely that the government can legally renege on pre-existing contracts; meaning the CBC was pissed off at the Minister for not saying that he would not do something illegal!
But then enters Jack Layton, the hopeful future Minister of Finance extrapolating the CBC non story on the CBC network to expand to all Canadian seniors. Jack suggested that all pensions in the entire country were in jeopardy because Stockwell Day did not state that he would not do something likely illegal. So where do you expect Coalition forces to focus their attention when parliament resumes. The NDP and the CBC fired off the first tracer fire based on a non statement (as with the foreign abortion assertion), to try and incite fear among women and old people that they are under attack.
We now have Team Iggy back pedaling on the funding of foreign abortions issue, and now we need to make the point to seniors that their pensions are not under attack despite what Jack Layton is saying. Trust me, the NDP's legislative agenda is not conducive to job creation.