Oh boy. Monday is Hallowe’en… except at one of those Canadian schools where it’s “caring day” or some such non-existent festival of sentimental mush. But as G.K. Chesterton warned back in 1925 “Normal people enjoy special occasions without knowing why, just as the learned, lofty, cultivated, enlightened people despise them without knowing why.” This is not all just good clean lack of fun.
What could be sexier than flat taxes? Other than supermodels, firefighters’ calendars, exotic perfume or, frankly, a plate of lima beans. But they have American politics all shook up and rightly so.
The latest insult to Quebec’s special place in Confederation is the Harper Tories’ intention to give Ontario, Alberta and BC more MPs because they have more people. Oh boo heu.