Thursday, April 28, 2011
What Passes For Democracy in Harperland
The Globe and Mail are endorsing Harper because he's kept on message and blah, blah, blah.
Of course he's kept on message. He doesn't take questions. Anyone can stay on message when they allow no one to challenge it.
Right across the country Conservative candidates are avoiding debates and all-candidates meetings. How can they be assessed when they can't be accessed?
Anne McIntyre discusses her situation just trying to get into a Conservative rally. And her story is far from unique.
John Baird refused an invitation to a media event at a homeless shelter, Rob Anders and Cheryl Gallant stormed out of meetings and most just fail to show up.
We deserve better than this.