“Here’s a little tip for politicians everywhere: If you find yourselves with more time than issues on your hands, go home.” – Lorne Gunter
“Power is a drug on which the politicians are hooked. They buy it from the voters, using the voters’ own money.” – Richard Needham
“Canada is divided by great mountains, great prairies, Great Lakes, and eleven governments that really grate.” – Hugh W. Arscott
“Power tends to connect; absolute power connects absolutely.” – Peter Newman
“The only farewells that politicians handle well are deaths. You can hear some excellent eulogies in the House of Commons.” – Carol Goar
“Ottawa feels a lot like Hollywood these days.” – Tim Powers
“If America was trying to keep the bubonic plague out of its hemisphere, Canadians would import it just to show their independence of American foreign policy.” – Barbara Amiel
“Canadians live with liberal rhetoric, but we conduct our lives as social conservatives.” – David Crombie
“The political parties of any era have always had groupings or clubbings of people whose raise d’etre has been for that party to win. That’s not new.” – Tim Powers
“Like an episode of Seinfeld, Canadian politics has become a show about nothing.” – Alex Himelfarb
This collection originally appeared in By George Journaal in January 2017.
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