The Permanent Election

January 4, 2015 at 6:59 pm (Uncategorized)

Canada sort of has fixed election dates for federal elections. In 2007, the Conservative government passed a law which meant that general elections would take place on the third Monday in October four years after the previous election starting in 2009. The idea was that this would prevent governments from calling snap election for partisan advantage, although the Prime Minister could still call an election if is “was necessary.” Uh huh.

The next election is due October 19, 2015, so why, you ask am I writing about this boring stuff?  Heard my first attack ad against Justin Trudeau this morning based on an out-of-context remark.  I live in Toronto and have just suffered through a ten-month mayoralty campaign which hit new lows for poor behaviour from supposed grown ups; now, it’s a ten month federal go-round. Still, I suppose it’s better than the US where the election never ends.

Happy New Year.

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