Talking to CBC Radio producers about the US / Canadian elections coming up. Yes, Canada’s PM just called an election. It’s like when Britney Spears gets press…the fastest way to get press is to talk about Britney Spears.
American translation: In a parliamentary system, a Prime Minister can call a federal election when she or he thinks it will be politically advantageous or necessary for her or his party. It will tough for conservative PM Harper if the economy hits the skids even worse and Obama wins.
Canadian translation: Britney Spears is the potential new VP nominee for the Democratic party in the US contemplating a response to recent Republican VP pick and so-called hockey “mom” Sarah Palin (her son who played hockey is already grown and out of the house and serving in the Middle East).