Pretty inspiring stuff occuring in Ottawa, a situation all Canadians can take pride in, no matter your political stripe. A government meandering through multiple scandals, elevating certain ones, to mitigate the damage from others. A official opposition, that hides behinds curtains, surprised when people notice. Another party, who's representatives stay up all night, thinking of new ways to try and embarrass the official opposition. MP's calling others "wimps", catcalls, even frothing at the mouth. And, we wonder why average Canadians don't pay attention, can you blame them?
I would argue, that right at this exact moment, parliament is at a historic low, the discourse so juvenile, from all sides, a really shameful display. A grand achievement, given past examples, the bar was already quite low, and yet it gets worse. A gigantic disconnect between what people care about, and what our representatives give priority.
People come up with all these theories, on how we can increase voter turnout, reverse the trend to apathy. I have one suggestion, put "none of the above" on the ballot, I'm willing to bet people come out in droves, it wins in a landslide.
Anyways, back to CPAC for the riveting discourse, some more motions just introduced, something about "the Liberals wear army boots", another "showing up to vote is so 20th century" and "I'm rubber and you're glue". A nation slumbers, in the midst of irrelevance.