Tarry for the Nonce

January 23, 2006

Moore-ing My Anchor

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 2:21 pm

Canada may be headed for a right turn:

Prime Minister Paul Martin, who spent Sunday in British Columbia before flying to his home province of Quebec, seems likely to fall victim to voter fatigue with the Liberals and a major kickback scandal that hit his government shortly after he took power in December 2003 . . .

If [Stephen] Harper wins, it will be his reward for uniting Canada’s two fractious right-wing parties at the end of 2003 and creating the Conservative Party.

Harper would be the first prime minister to have spent most of his life in the conservative Western province of Alberta. He promises to lower taxes, clamp down on crime, clean up government, cut health waiting times and return some power from the federal government to Canada’s 10 provinces.

As if to reaffirm his position that no domestic issue should be kept within a country’s own borders, Michael Moore has decided to counsel our neighbors to the north:

“Oh, Canada — you’re not really going to elect a Conservative majority on Monday, are you? That’s a joke, right? I know you have a great sense of humor, … but this is no longer funny.”

I had no strong opinion on the Canadian election until Moore started throwing his weight around. Now I think I must root for Harper with all my might.

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2 Comments

  1. Michael Moore = Imperialist Pig?

    Comment by auntlori — January 24, 2006 @ 10:25 am

  2. Victory for Harper! I didn’t have a real opinion with regard to the Canadian election either…but I make it a personal policy to cheer lustily for whatever cause is supported by Mark Steyn.

    Comment by Eleanor — January 24, 2006 @ 8:09 pm


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