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...rambling rants, thoughts and musings on mostly political topics - from your late night blogger.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Ottawa Sun article a good recipe 
(en francais)


This is one article every partisan involved in the current election should read. Well written with a touch of wit, a dash of history and topped off with some sage advice.

It doesn't always have to be 'gotcha'.

Print this article out and save it for the post election period. Hopefully then, it will help many of us return to a more civil discourse.
Cracks can cut down on votes

By VAL SEARS

During an election campaign tour with the late Robert Stanfield as the Progressive Conservative leader, we were walking through an airport while Stanfield bantered with his French-Canadian aide who was carrying his luggage.

During a rather comic exchange of insults, Stanfield said: "Pierre doesn't like to carry my luggage but if French-Canadians can't carry your luggage what good are they?

I froze. My God, I thought, if I were to report that remark Stanfield would be doomed in Quebec and probably a good deal of the rest of Canada.

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Paul Synnott at 8:15 a.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|


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