Go ahead, throw your vote away!

posted by
May 9, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by SM Oliva  
Posted in Commentary

"In the post-election haze, the storyline of the NDP’s Quebec victory has turned to the strange collection of new Members of Parliament swept into office. Chief among them is Ruth-Ellen Brosseau, the MP-elect for a French-speaking district outside Montreal. Brosseau doesn’t speak French. She doesn’t even live in Quebec. Nor did she make any effort to actually campaign in support of her own election. Apparently, she never even set foot in the district or made a single public statement during the six-week election campaign. Nevertheless, she defeated the incumbent Bloc MP by more than 10 percentage points." (05/06/11)


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