It’s election time again, and as we watch candidates of all stripes engage each other, it might be wise to remember the words of the inimitable George Bernard Shaw: ?Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.?
As Canadians get ready to head to the polls on October 14, there’s nothing like a little levity to clear the air of all those sharply pointed attack ads flying around.
This interactive website offers a peek into the milestones of the vote in Canada. It may not be perfect, but we’ve come a long way since the days when a bucket and pastebrush were used to announce elections.
South of the border, as the United States gears up for a hotly contested election in November, the candidates? political handlers are sure to be cringing at some of these less-than-presidential moments.
The Telegraph offers this list of the 25 most significant addresses of the 20th and 21st centuries.
This clip is from the 2006 Federal election, but still affords an interesting perspective on Canadian politics, including the one question our fearless leaders probably don’t want to ask: are they really that dull?