Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
# 1:00:00 PM:

Campaigning for Canada with a pic from the USA

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Campaigning for Canada With a Pic From the USAGeorge Drazenovic is the Conservative candidate in Burnaby-Douglas, the Canadian electoral riding I live in. The current Member of Parliament is Bill Siksay of the NDP, our socialist party. The other challenger is Bill Cunningham of the ruling Liberal party.

The Conservatives are, as you would expect, pretty conservative (i.e. not likely to get my vote). They're also not exactly known as a very pro-environment party, but Burnaby is a fairly green sort of riding. For those of you unfamiliar with Canadian politics, the Conservatives (a merger of the old Progressive Conservative party with the former Canadian Alliance, née the super-conservative Reform Party) have also so far failed to win government in part because Canadians have been afraid that their policies are too American-style.

The attached photo is a shot of George's campaign flyer advertising his environmental awareness, and touting the potential for wind and tidal power on B.C.'s wild and beautiful Pacific Coast, with accompanying picture. One problem: the photo is of Haystack Rock, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Which, as I have personally confirmed over several summers, is in the United States. Nice awareness!

Thanks to my lovely and talented wife for finding this one. Check out the quick A-B with Cap'n Qwest's Flickr picture from a similar Cannon Beach vantage point (on the left):

Haystack and Haystack

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