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Monday, September 22, 2008

bolsheviks and independent conservatives on your ballot.

The Red Menace is infiltrating the ballot box as the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) is running candidates Kevan Hunter in Edmonton- Strathcona, Peggy Morton in Edmonton-Centre, Jason Devine in Calgary-East, and André Vachon in Calgary-West.

Much like James Ford from Edmonton-Sherwood Park, other Independent Conservative candidates are popping up across Alberta. In Medicine Hat, former Conservative nomination candidate Dean Shock will be running as an Independent Conservative against official Conservative LaVar Payne. Shock's criticisms of the Conservative nomination process were echoed by M.D. of Taber Deputy Reeve Greg Sekura.

In Calgary-Northeast, Independent Conservative Roger Richard is running against official Conservative Devinder Shory. Richard's campaign kickoff shed some light on the less than savory ethnic politics that aren't just unique to Calgary-Northeast...

"We wanted to get the word out to the Caucasian public that there is an independent conservative candidate," Perry Cavanagh said in an interview. He lost the Tory nomination contest and is now managing Richard's underdog bid.

Moments later, Cavanagh said the independent's campaign has "nothing to do with race." During Richard's rally, Calgary TV host Kumar Sharma urged on supporters in both English and Punjabi.
Also, I'm not going to make too big of a deal about this, but it would be too much not to mention the grammar issues on both Ford's and Richard's websites (note: you are "Independent," not "Independant" candidates).


Anonymous said...

You mixed candidates of the CPC and CPC(ML) and called it all CPC(ML)

Anonymous said...

There is more than one communist party in Canada?

Feynman and Coulter's Love Child said...

Damned if you do, damned if you don't, eh? If Conservative candidates aren't saying enough things to get the pinkos out east upset, then the story is going to be the criticisms of the nomination process.