Canadian Politics

Politics in Canada used to mean whining about the government, but since GATT, deregulation and the various corporate-inspired free trade devices have undermined Canada’s means of controlling its political and economic structures, the country has ceased to have meaningful politics, settling instead for gangs of politicians explaining why we can’t do anything except cut programs or taxes. Meanwhile, the only policies any government in Canada has been serious about since 1988 are those aimed at making it impossible for citizens to smoke cigarettes without being hounded and harassed by health professionals and other self-righteous nincompoops. It’s not clear what Canadians will have to whine about after they’ve been reduced to stateless non-smokers.

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