Almost 70 per cent of Canadians believe their federal and provincial political systems are corrupt, suggests a recent opinion poll.
Sixty-nine per cent of the 1,500 respondents in the Leger Marketing survey said the federal system was highly or somewhat corrupt, compared with 26 per cent who thought it was not very corrupt or not at all corrupt.
”The Canadian public have become over the last 20 years or so, so bovine. They just see this and shrug. They expect it. They expect to be screwed,” said Morrison, who left Parliament because he felt he was wasting his time, and because he didn’t like the fact some people assumed he was corrupt simply because he was in politics.
”Even politicians who are straight and believe in representing their constituents, they give up after awhile. Because nobody seems to care,” Morrison said.

This is the sort of thing that makes me wonder what the hell the bastards who ‘run’ the country are doing to my homeland. I haven’t been back there in more than 4 years now, and although I do sometimes entertain fantasies of going back permanently and hiding in a nice little cabin near a stream, nestled amongst fragrant pines, it’s probably not going to happen anytime soon, if at all, unless you folks buy a lot of Cafe Press crap.
But that doesn’t stop me feeling a wave of despair when I hear the latest statistic, or the newest piece of bad news about how Canada is coming more with each passing year to resemble the Cesspool to the South. I pray that it’s not true, but I suspect that it’s too late.

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  1. I wouldn’t worry too much. Sure, the politicos do their best to trash the place, and the media barons chip in as well (article after front page article about how private health care would be oh-so-wonderful), but people just don’t go for it. Especially when you have Bush et al. slapping down tariffs and bombing our boys… We don’t get no love from the Yanks these days, so it’s hard to convince anyone we should love them back.
    (Related happy news: the Chinatown-meets-Enron selloff of Ontario Hydro was recently shitcanned.)
    And hell, we still have hockey, even if the rest goes south.

  2. Upon review: a) linebreak problem. b) Am I writing like a sleazy tabloid reporter or what?

  3. Thanks for that, Daragh. I’m planning a trip back to the homeland this summer, so I’ll be able to check out the lay of the land in person, hopefully.

  4. (Oh, and I switched on the line-break interpretation thingo for comments, too. Hopefully should parse correctly from now on.)

  5. “Cesspool to the south”
    Mexico, right?

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