The main page of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party’s website contains a big thank you to all those who supported the party on Oct. 4.
And there were quite a few Manitobans who did – more than 44 per cent of those who cast ballots voted Conservative. (Despite that high percentage, the Tories only won 19 or 57 seats.)
But when visiting the Tory website, your eyes can’t help but lock in to the upper right hand corner. There sits a newly updated ‘Countdown to Change’ clock (there was also one earlier, gleefully counting down the days to Oct. 4). As this is being written, the clock sits at 1,453 days, 3 hours, 51 minutes and 45 seconds.
The setting of this new clock – an exercise in hope or self-torture, I’m not sure which -- is ticking down towards the date of the next election in October 2015 – a very long time away.