Monday, January 02, 2006
Oi! Thump! Election Guide: Tomvs III
Well, we've had environmentalists and Quebecois separatists. Now, we have the Canadian Action Party.
This is kind of an odd little group. Their main platform is that they really, really, like Canada (which is fine), and the solution to all our problems is to use the Bank of Canada (which does not, I'm afraid, ring of superb economic theory). Oh, and our main problem is that we are living in a toxic, U.S.-run, corporate-dominated, military police state (or are going to be soon), which is probably an overstatement (and a Conservative wet dream). As you might guess, they're not big fans of NAFTA (who is?).
If this party were an animal, it would be: The mighty and majestic beaver.
Position on environmental concerns? Definitely in favour of protecting and rebuilding the environment.
Attitude towards our friends to the South? Whoa Nelly! Ferocious Canadian apologists, in the true sense of that word.
Percent likelihood that they'll try to repeal gay marriage? 0%. A major plank of their platform is not doing what the Americans are doing.
Is Oi! Thump! voting for them? We so want to like them (they dislike the Byfields!!). We're leery of them (a little too David-Orchardy for our tastes). We're proud of them (they want Canada to stand up for itself). The Bank of Canada obsession is worrying. We're so confused...
Bring on the Christian Heritage Party!!