Monday, January 14, 2002

Three members of the Canadian Edible Ballot Society have been charged with, well, eating their ballots (I don't know if they ate their subpoenas!). This was a protest against the lack of genuine democracy in Canada, and I have no idea why Elections Canada is making such a big deal out of it. If Elections Canada wanted to do something useful, it could write some legislation providing limits on the maximum amount that anyone can contribute to a candidate or political party, limits that are sadly lacking now. It might also think about providing some restrictions on the party leader elections for Canadian political parties, elections which are extremely important in the Canadian political system but which are often, if not always, very corrupt.