A Federal election has been called in Canada, and magnificently loopy stuff is being generated in prodigious quantities. Here is a current favorite:
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island (Reuters) – Casting aside a record built up as a tax-cutter, Prime Minister Paul Martin has launched his election campaign to the left in declaring Canada can no longer afford big new tax reductions.
“You can’t have a country like Canada with the taxation levels of the United States. Not without risking the very social programs, the institutions and values that makes us us,” he proclaimed in a commercial that began running on Sunday night after he called an early election for June 28.
“That’s the Canada we choose — prosperous yet generous of spirit,” he said.