Andrew Coyne and his fellow Media Party partisans (and liberal “experts”) continue their hysterical campaign to discredit changes that amount mostly to common sense administrative minutiae in the electoral process. Arguably, the biggest issue in their litany of gripes, disallowing the practice of vouching, rises above the level of minutiae. But even if, as they claim, there is little evidence of its having been fraudulently used, vouching is wide open to fraud and so should be banned. Banning it is a no-brainer. Vouching is not permitted in either Ontario or Quebec elections (over 60% of Cdn voters) – have Coyne et al ever hyperventilated about this travesty? Didn’t think so.
Ezra Levant’s rebuttal of the hysteria highlights the 2006 election result for the Sask. riding of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River – a razor-thin defeat of an incumbent Conservative by a Liberal. Vouching was involved at an Indian reserve where more than 100% voter turnout was observed and a big-screen TV raffled “to get out the Liberal vote” (all laughed off by Elections Canada “investigators”).
Folks, we got trouble in River City! Or at least in the University of River city! For any of you that thought “political correctness” was stupid, GET A LOAD OF THIS! University students have come up with an even more bizarre and asinine concept called “TRIGGER WARNINGS!” (That’s right kids, from now on, anytime a […]
Over the last week we have seen someone who had tried to pull in progressives into a very un-progressive party be raked over the coals. For issues of arrogance and otherwise, Alison Redford has been the target of much acrimony, anger, and angst. This angst has been by both her party and the progressive voter in […]
There is a commonly held misconception that all members of Canada’s armed services and, by extension, discharged veterans are Conservative supporters. That, of course, is simply not true on more than one plane.
What is true, is that many voted for Har…
… but no one is. Yet then PM Chrètien led by example back in 1993 when he came to power and significantly cut his Ministers’ budgets. Tired of the ballooning Ministerial budgets under Mulroney, he cut their Chiefs-of-staff and told them to rely more on the advice of public servants. Not a bad move. Would […]
… endorses Trudeau’s Senate move… <sound of Trashy passing out on the floor> Some “first” here: First time the words “west” “endorses” “Trudeau” have even been seen in the same sentence First time The Canada West Foundation has endorsed anything connected to the Senate – except its abolition Upon seeing this headline, the first time […]
TORONTO – Former prime minister Jean Chretien was celebrated Tuesday as a political leader…