Welcome to the long election

My dinner was just interrupted by a knock on the door. Standing there was a young volunteer from the Conservative Party, handing out election material and asking me to support the local candidate. I guess this is the brave new world of fixed election dates, and thus, perpetual electioneering.

Can someone explain to me how this works though? I haven’t been paying enough attention. Because we’re outside the writ period, there’s a different set of spending rules that apply? I suppose also it’s not an accident that the Conservative Party are first out of the gate, with actual election material. I should have asked whether I can get a lawn sign yet…

Who ever thought this was a good idea?




Welcome to the long election — 3 Comments

  1. A heartening sign of progress! Give us a few electoral cycles, and we’ll end up like the Americans, with elections beginning in earnest only two years before the actual vote.

  2. The Liberal canvasser appeared at my door in Orleans (east of Ottawa) last Saturday.

    I have a sudden urge to watch the election episode from “The Prisoner” series.