PP GETS POOH-POOHED
Re Maxime Bernier Says New Venture Is People’s Party Of Canada (Sept. 14): The arrogance and dismissiveness of politicians we’ve been electing has reached dizzying new heights. Where does Maxime Bernier get off with a title like the People’s Party of Canada. Are we to assume the other parties don’t house people of Canada?
We should all be glad he’s overlooked the resemblance of his new party’s name to the confusing number of splinter parties in Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, where parties would keep splitting from the main party with names such as the Popular People’s Front, People’s Popular Front, the Front of Popular People etc. So, in that respect, his party will be lampooned into oblivion in no time (Remember the briefly initialled CRAP party?).
On a daily basis lately, I usually lament on most topics north or south of the border by saying ,“If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny.” In Mr. Bernier’s case, I’m glad it’s funny. I hope John Cleese is laughing at this classic example of life imitating art. Mark Power
St. John’s N.L.