As we get set to ring in the new year, let us count our blessings: thank goodness for Canadian politics. No, we aren’t being sarcastic. Nor have we been into the eggnog at an unreasonable hour. We are serious.
Canadian politics is, to be sure, frequently a miserable spectacle. We expect much comedy in the coming year and not in a good way. But it will all happen without assassinations, riots, sudden disappearances, opposition newspapers mysteriously running out of paper or any of the things that plague so much of the world.