In my latest National Post column, I wrap up my series on how not to vote with a simple recommendation for what to do: Cast a ballot that doesn’t leave you feeling dirty. Personally I’m voting libertarian. But if you won’t do that, choose another clean option, an independent, a protest candidate or a returned ballot, rather than marking an “X” that compromises your integrity in order to make the problem worse.
In my latest National Post column, I argue that voting should and can be something more than a squalid and cunning effort to put the lesser evil in power.
I’m scheduled to be on 770 Afternoons at around 3:30 (eastern) this afternoon, with Danielle Smith, to talk about my latest National Post column. You can listen live at the link.
A nice comment on iPolitics about my “Why I Can’t Vote For the Harper Tories” National Post column, from Michael Harris, who I worked with at CFRA. There’s something fishy about him calling me an “old trout” as I don’t make a habit of saluting colleagues as “abalone” or “plaice” or other terms associated with aquatic life. But nice otherwise.
Ottawa is a strange place. But the trial of Mike Duffy is weird even by its standards, as I explain in C2C Journal in the only format that seemed suitable to the occasion.