Saturday, September 6, 2008

Election Politics

I came across this BBC article last night while searching some headline stories. I'm very out of touch when it comes to Canadian news in general but especially the politics. That's both a function of being away from Canada for the last 6 years and also getting caught up in the long drawn out spectacle here in the US. It seems the president's first term ends up being only a tad bit longer than the time it takes to elect him / her.
Anyway, I found it quite funny to see that the entire election campaign in Canada will last exactly 37 days. The article says Steven Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, is expected to ask the Governor-General to dissolve parliament on Sunday while the general election will follow on October 14th!

Now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over here in the USA there's only 2 more months to go before one of these guys get the nod. That assumes of course there are no legal attempts to change the results!

5 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I remember the election season in England being blessingly short as well.

Anonymous said...

Steven Harper is the Prime Minister of Canada?

Mike said...

Canada has its own government?

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Yeah, Alanis Morissette lost.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

At the Canadian debate:

Dya think it will snow, ehh?

Not if my Change Party has anthing to do with it.

Should we speak French?

No, we should speak Mexican so our NAFTA partner will know what the hell we are saying, ehh.

That is why they only need a couple of weeks, Mike.

(:-)) Jesting to see if I can make you laugh and push that Spirometer to 35oo.