The good news…

Sometimes global financial collapse is a good thing. Take the federal election. For months Canadians have been awash in filth, lies and deception…

Sometimes global financial collapse is a good thing.

Take the federal election.

For months Canadians have been awash in filth, lies and deception — the federal Conservative Party has made an unprincipled power grab and has built its campaign out of muck.

And then came the financial crisis, and Canadians took a bath, figuratively and literally.

Now there are signs they’re looking deeper, at the ideas and the approach to governance — beyond the heavy accents and the sweaters.

The politicians are being forced to respond, to come forward with ideas, to demonstrate their compassion and principles.

Some are, unexpectedly, faring better than others.

So, the crisis, which is unprecedented and frightening, has changed the timbre of the election.

Now, people must ask themselves who will best carry the nation through the ever-widening trouble.

The financial collapse has slapped the nation out of its stupor.

Candidates have to put forward real proposals to deal with the economy — they can no longer rely on sound bitess and character assassination.

The election, called solely as a power grab, is now about financial survival.

The stakes are high, and Canadians seem to be thinking about their choices.

If any good can come from a financial collapse, this is it.

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