When I was growing up Canadians tended to always vote for the same party, but you couldn't tell the difference between them, and you would never really know who they voted for unless you asked them. People still had different opinions, on any number of issues, but that was more or less independant of how they voted, just as it was of what church they went to. Now things are so damned polarized, still not as much as in the United States, but we're getting there. People now assume that if you vote Conservative, than you have that party's stance on everything, and if you vote Liberal, than its the opposite, and if you vote NDP, well I don't know much about them because we don't really have them in New Brunswick.
Anyhow, Canadian's are not supposed to be so damned polarized. Pick your hockey team, pick your car maker, pick your church, vote for some damn fool or another, but don't make a big deal about it. You still have to live with the same guy next door no matter who wins the stanley cup. That's the way it is up here, and that's the way it should remain.