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Today is Thanksgiving Sunday. It’s also just nine days away from a federal election. One of the things I’m thankful for is that Canada is not mired in the political lunacy in the U.S.
So far, about the only thing the various Canadian parties and candidates have been able to agree about is that the other side has more flaws than they do.
I suspect that if our ballots had a “None of the above” box, we’d elect a non-government with a huge majority, made up of members who didn’t get elected.
In today’s elections, traditional labels don’t work. A conservative is not necessarily a Conservative, let alone a Progressive Conservative. And a Liberal is not necessarily liberal, especially out here in B.C.
Categories: Sharp Edges
Tags: politics, parties, labels, election
A week ago, outside the Alberta legislature in Edmonton, we had a rather un-Canadian event, eh?
A crowd had rallied to protest Premier Rachel Notley’s proposed carbon tax. As former federal minister Chris Alexander spoke from the steps of the legislature building, the crowd – many of them bused in from Red Deer and Calgary for the occasion – began chanting, “Lock her up! Lock her up!”
Clearly, they were mimicking the “Lock her up” chants against Hillary Clinton in the Trump presidential campaign.
That’s just not what Canadians do. Eh?
Tags: politics, courtesy
Tags: politics, mindsets