Canada needs an Orange Revolution
Well, a federal election is underway up here in Canada. Could Ukraine please send some election observers?
The very day the minority Librano, er, Liberal government was defeated in a vote of non-confidence, news stories had already broken here and here about some electoral machinations that would have made Yanukhovych proud.
It seems the Party ran roughshod over its own riding association executive in the Ontario riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore and, breaking its own rules and breaching democratic due process, parachuted in their own fair haired boy .
Sound familiar to Orange Revolutionaries?
The whole bizarre situation is all the more ironic given that apparently members of the riding association executive and both shut-out nominees were election observers to Ukraine last year. If they’re watching the Canadian elections, Kuchma, Putin and Yanukhovych et al must be laughing their heads off.
Advice to Conservative leader Stephen Harper : Don’t eat with Liberals, and if you start gaining in the polls make sure to hire a food taster.
UPDATE: More on the “Egghead Lib Candidate” here