Monday, January 09, 2006
Now Where Were We...
Ah, yes, we were up to the Communist Party of Canada.
While many parties of this ilk in North America would be ashamed to be thought of as socialist, the CPC proudly displays its old-school political leanings, as befits one of Canada's oldest political parties. And, actually, the name pretty much sums it up; shockingly, they have a left-wing platform. While winning seats is pretty much beyond them, they'll be looking to make up some ground on their arch-rivals, the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada, who womped them by a nearly 2-1 margin last time around. I'd be more optimistic about their chances if they actually gave candidate information on their web-site. And if they actually ran candidates in Saskatchewan, the freakin' birthplace of Canadian socialism, which they don't seem to have done last time around.
If this party were an animal, it would be: A bear, of course. What did you think I was going to say?
Position on environmental concerns? In favour!
Attitude towards our friends to the South? I don't think they like the Bush boys, much.
Percent likelihood that they'll try to repeal gay marriage? 0%
Is Oi! Thump! voting for them? Oi! Thump! is thinking about it.
We're back to the biggies in the next chapter, as we run the rule over the Conservatives.