The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) - - EDITORIAL -

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.

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