Never heard me say that and you never heard me say I was envious of the US election, I think you are.
David Frum: Envious of the U.S. election? Be careful what you wish for
A few days after Prime Minister Stephen Harper called a federal election, a Canadian broadcaster wistfully compared the campaigns on the two sides of the border:
?It?s like sitting alone in a tiny attic apartment listening to a wonderful party roaring below.?
?No it?s not. It?s like being warm in bed with your wife happily watching some classic movie, while through the floor you hear the crushing, awful noise of hundreds of people blowing out their eardrums and wrecking their livers in a desperate effort to score a hookup before closing time.?
Letter to the editor:
Shame! Shame on Stephen Harper for his cheap, bullying, anti-democratic manoeuvre to try to exclude Elizabeth May from the televised debates. Shame on Jack Layton for going along with him (although both later backed down due to public pressure).
Shame on Stephen Dion and Gilles Duceppe for shrugging their shoulders. And shame on the media consortium for buckling so completely under political pressure and allowing crass partisan politics to interfere with democracy and their duty to their viewers, the citizens of this country.
The Green party has almost 700,000 supporters from coast to coast to coast, and is running candidates across Canada with a platform that is all its own and deserves the full attention of anyone who cares about the future. Now that the party has gained its first MP, there is no plausible obstacle left to including the Green party leader in the televised debates.
But this is about much, much more than Elizabeth May and the Green party. This reflects very badly on our political leaders and on Canadian politics. What kind of example are we setting? Why are they so afraid?
I have never in my life been so outraged and disgusted with our political (and media) leadership. Canada -- we're better than this.
Gordon Ball, Oro Station
seems its not all roses up north eh?