What do Canadians do for a living? Surely by now the world knows we’re not all lumberjacks. We’re factory workers and store owners and software engineers and advertising executives. Oh, and public servants. Lots and lots of them. In fact Statistics Canada says more than 3.5 million of us work for government, more than any other significant category. It seems we’ve turned into a land of hewers of memos and drawers of regulations.
If people must talk about coalitions could they at least try to make some kind of sense? The problem isn’t coalitions, it’s coalitions with separatists.
Michael Ignatieff just ain’t from ‘round here. He objects when the Tories say he’s only visiting. But when he casually suggests handing our national security to hostile foreigners it sure doesn’t look like he’s attached to Canada.
There’s something important Michael Ignatieff doesn’t know about public spending in Canada. Whoa, you cry, there’s a well with no bottom! But here’s what I want to pull up and splash around right now: He doesn’t know Canada’s government is a nearly perfect vote buying machine.
Enjoying the election yet? Don’t worry. There’s more where that came from. But while we can’t make them go away, we can’t make them smarter and we can’t make them quieter, we can take back the conversation if we want.
That’s why I’m glad to be joining Sun Media especially in the middle of this offensive electoral hoohah. I’m convinced Canada can do better. It wouldn’t even be that weird.