The night when Stephen Harper finally won his glorious majority, his "strong, stable, national, majority Conservative government."
And set out to change Canada beyond recognition.
With the most horrifying assault on our precious values this country has ever seen.
The day after that night of horror, Heather Mallick wrote this in the Guardian:
The triumph of Harper's Conservatives is a revolution in Canada. Grumpy old men are happy but modernists, women, young people, immigrants, people fond of evidence-based policy will be much less so. It's the beginning of a kind of war, conducted in a dull, quietly agonizing way.
And that's exactly what happened. It was a war, it was agonizing, and it was horrifying.
And what makes it even more horrifying is that although Justin Trudeau was able to bring down the Con monster, and send him flying into the garbage can of history.
What highest hopes were stolen from us?
What holy rolling hills were cut into dust?
What voices were stifled, silenced, scared and carried off?
When a change has to come (oh)
For you to draw a line (oh)
And to fight for the land you love