Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The new math

Last week, Declan of Crawl Across the Ocean wrote a terrific post detailing how Newfoundland rejected joining Confederation back in 1948. I was reminded of this as I read CTV's online coverage of Ralph Klein's announcement that he plans to call a leadership convention for his party by September. In a quote, Klein contrasts his poor showing (55%) among the party faithful at the Alberta Progressive Conservatives' annual convention this past weekend with the "resounding majority mandate" (47%) his government received in the last provincial election, saying that this conflict makes it increasingly difficult to do his job.

I'm never gonna master this new Canadian math.

1 comment:

Paul Vincent said...

It really is simple, 1% + 1% = 11%