If You Read One Piece On The Canadian Election …

… make it this one.

Friendly Carillon editor-in-chief John Cameron went down to the Owl, the University of Regina’s student bar, as soon as it was announced that Canada was heading into a federal election. There, he interviewed some of the drunkest Keg-O-Rama participants he could find, with great results.

Look at this exchange, for example, which should help explain things to a certain perplexed Global reporter:

TC: What are you dressed as today?
Simon K.: Robosexual.
TC: Robosexual, okay. So the Canadian government was found in contempt – the Conservatives were found in contempt of Parliament, a non-confidence motion was [put forward] and the government was dissolved. We’re going to an election next month. What do you think about that?
SK: I hate things that dissolve.
TC: What?
SK: I hate things that dissolve.
TC: Okay.
SK: So I think the new government will be way better.

Read the whole thing here.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

6 thoughts on “If You Read One Piece On The Canadian Election …”

  1. Sorry, Madeline, you gotta follow that first link. It goes to a post featuring images from a Global camera guy’s Hotel Sask. room, which had seemingly seen the aftermath of some Keg-O-Rama revelers.

  2. Haaaa, “I hate things that dissolve”. I’m using that today.

    Seriously though, what is up with the line “the opposition parties ALLOWED them to go to an election”? Is it just me or is there a whole lack of understanding in that statement?

  3. Well, it seems to me that once Mr. Harper asks for dissolution of Parliament, there is opportunity for another party, or a coalition of parties, to offer to form government.

  4. The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

    – Robert M. Hutchins

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    Marc Spooner

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