toweringpine wrote:You could always give a vote to the Greens. I realize that voting for a government based only on their beer sales policy is pretty twisted however there is a bit more to it... the greens actually have some pretty decent ideas and by voting for them you will send a message that the big three have missed the mark for the past decade and people are hungry for some new ideas and attitudes. Worse than voting for a party that has no realistic chance of winning is not voting at all. When the voter turn out is under fifty percent the parties can rightly assume that people don't care when in fact the problem is more that all the options suck so why bother. Letting them know that people do care but are voting for someone who isn't even invited to the debates sends a more useful message and if enough people send it maybe someone will start to listen.
Over the years due to where I've lived I've gone back and forth between voting Green and not voting at all. At this point I'm likely going to take the above approach going forward and stop not voting.
I didn't vote in the last municipal election but I'm going to have to this year to help make sure that douchebag Ford doesn't get reelected. I think this is the one time that votes for Ford should be exposed so those people get publicly humiliated.
atomeyes wrote:(I'm in an NDP riding, so my vote's pretty much useless)
I'm in the same boat and have been for nearly two decades, first in the St Pauls riding with the Liberals and now Trinity Spadina with the NDP. I hate having automatic wins for any party. And don't take that to mean I'm pro PC/Conservative. I'm all over the map politically and tend to slightly favour individuals over their parties.
At this point if it were up to me, I'd let the LCBO and the Beer Store continue to exist with the LCBO focusing more on the upscale booze, let the craft brewers do their thing and allow private selling at stores with a massive fine for a first offence for underage selling and a second massive fine plus a permanent license revocation so no more booze selling. The only loser is the Beer Store, as it should be.