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London North-Centre by election

London, Ontario that is. In an act of realpolitik that our very own Mr Tony would be proud of, the Canadian prime minister has timetabled a couple of by elections for the first day of the Liberal leadership convention. The Libs think it is 'cynical', whereas the PM notes 'these ridings (Canadianese for constituency) deserve representation as soon as possible'. Lots more here

I cannot imagine that the current rabble would equivocate for a millisecond over trying something similar in these parts, or that anyone would be in the least surprised. Meanwhile, a truly odd prospect is floated in the same item - of an expelled Tory joining the Canadian Greens. Either he wasn't much of a Tory in the first place, or Canadian Greens are a bit less flat earth than the ones in these parts. Maybe I will investigate.
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Anonymous Snotunion said... 9:28 am

Well, flat earth ou pas flat earth, the Greens/Verts are neutral at the mo between left & right. It'll be interesting to see if they're taken over by the gauchistes, like our dismal British lot, who spend more time attacking ID cards, which can be done by anyone, than worrying about London's water shortage. The Swiss Gruen/Vert/Verde site states explicitly that they started off neutral and moved left.

Useless info:in Quebec, ridings are known as comtes (e acute).  



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