Want an idea of just how corrupt Canadian politics really is? Andrew Coyne elaborates:
Just so everyone is clear: The former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada says there was a criminal conspiracy to defraud her of the nomination in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, part of a "massive, orchestrated fraud" campaign that "follows a pattern" established in other ridings and that was carried out with the knowledge, if not the direction, of the current Prime Minister of Canada.That list is just a taste - and he's only talking about political races. There's still the whole other realm of political handouts to take into account as well.
After everything else we've heard of late, it's hard to dismiss out of hand. Canadians, I think, are awakening to how profoundly corrupt our political system has become. We were so accustomed to it, we barely noticed any more. But the evidence is accumulating, and it is inescapable. Indeed, it is everywhere...
A list of newly recruited Conservative members in Quebec contains discrepancies, including clusters of memberships at single addresses and blocks of members in sparsely populated areas of the Gaspe.Somebody stop the merry-go-round, please. I wanna get off.
The discrepancies in the confidential list, a copy of which was obtained by CanWest News Service, are prompting fear among senior party members of the kind of vote-buying scandal that plagued the Canadian Alliance's leadership campaign in 2000 in the same region.
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