Far too many of us feel that by merely ridding ourselves of Harper and his cabal all our problems will magically be resolved.
While banishing Harper and the Conservatives from power is a worthwhile project our problems go much deeper than the evil he has unleashed on our nation.
Actually he has done us a favour of sorts in exposing the weaknesses in our electoral and parliamentary systems and institutions. None of that will change much upon his ouster. We will still have a first past the post electoral system and parliament will still be governed by conventions that require the government of the day to voluntarily submit to them.
Just as important we will still be governed by neo-liberals, continuing on the path of low taxes, austerity and privatisation. We will still be bound by ruinous trade deals that sell out our sovereignty to corporations.
Our youth will remain debt slaves with little prospect of ever enjoying the prosperity we once knew. The security state will remain intact.
I know many are so blinded by their hatred of Harper that any mention that many of our issues predate and transcend Harper causes them fits, some going so far as to accuse you of treason to the cause merely for mentioning what to them is an unwanted truth.
They can close their minds all they want but that won't change the fact that on the day after we will heave a huge sigh of relief at seeing the end of the Harper regime, but much of what ails us will remain and the battle will continue.