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- Posted on May 3rd 2011 4:30PM by Jason MacNeil
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"When you are forced to choose between foolish men, sometimes you must believe in the power of the MAGICAL MOUSTACHE," Broken Social Scene singer Kevin Drew said via Twitter, a reference to New Democrat Party leader Jack Layton.
Hip-hop artist K'naan had his own unique take on the proceedings. "Politics are like awkward fashion trends," he wrote via Twitter. "If u jump in the bandwagon just as something happens, u may end up laughin at how u looked someday."
Stars' lead vocalist Torquil Campbell didn't seem very impressed by the results judging from his Twitter account May 3. "Everyone done feeling smug about being Canadian?" Campbell wrote. "It's time to take those flags off your backpacks and start being embarrassed. We f----ed up."
Hollerado was also quick to pipe in via Twitter: "This is actually really depressing. Let's all work to watch this Gov't like hawks and speak up if they attempt to cut Arts funding. Again."
Former Barenaked Ladies singer and now solo artist Steven Page shared his thoughts regarding the results. "A CPC majority sure dampens my celebration of the NDP's awesome showing," he said via Twitter May 2. "The Canadian electoral system needs repair."
Barenaked Ladies' drummer Tyler Stewart noticed the musical possibilities with some candidates elected, including Cash Brothers' singer Andrew Cash. "Cash, Nash and the Stache all make it to Parliament Hill," he wrote via Twitter. "Congrats to Andrew, Peggy and Jack. Let the jamming begin."
"Well, looks like a Blue day in Canada," Bedouin Soundclash wrote on Twitter referring to the Conservative party win.
"In sports or in politics, it always makes me sad to see someone get defeated," Simple Plan drummer Chuck Comeau wrote on Twitter. "Heartbreaking."
"Ladies and Gentlemen, you are truly lovely," Bif Naked wrote. "I am proud of you for embracing democracy, and embracing Canada. We will make it what we want."
Nelly Furtado noted via Twitter that there was a two percent increase in the number of voters in 2011 versus 2008 and also congratulated Green Party member Elizabeth May who won in her riding. Last week Furtado also posted two YouTube clips encouraging young people to vote.
Others had a bit more humour in their thoughts, with Owen Pallett saying via Twitter, "Yes, I voted today for Hubristic Party On The left #1."
Meanwhile, Our Lady Peace singer Raine Maida said via Twitter that Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff didn't seem to be the right fit for his party. "Noble as it is for Ignatieff to want to continue to lead the Liberals, Canada needs someone ASPIRATIONAL, enough settling for the status quo!"
Sum 41 bassist Cone McCaslin said on his Twitter account, "Election polls are in...........I see that it's supposed to rain tomorrow. I'm not surprised."
Finally, Stars singer Amy Millan perhaps summed up the thoughts of many people with a simple response on her Twitter account. "Yikes."