Thursday, March 01, 2018

On leadership principles, the Bloc is loyal

Kinda heartwarming, actually, how loyal the aging separatists of the Bloc Quebecois are to deeply held Canadian values.  When 7 of the 10 Bloc MPs in Ottawa find their leader intolerable... it is the seven who have to leave the party, while the leader, who is not even a Member of Parliament and is leader only because her supporters bought more votes the last time the BQ held a sale of leadership, somehow remains leader.

It couldn't happen in a working parliamentary democracy, but it's so deeply entrenched in the Canadian way of politics that even the politicians who want to leave Canada accept it without a moment's reflection, even if it means career suicide.

Update:  Dale Smith consider the perverse state of party leadership in Canada
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