Monday, April 23, 2007

The Liberal Party's Constitution If Dion Wrote It

Here is a version of the Liberal Party's Constitution if Stephane Dion wrote it. This is a satirical response to the claim the Liberal Party does not have to run candidates in all 308 ridings; on the record I agree, however if we have the opportunity to be able to run all 308 candidates then the Constitution of the Liberal Party demands it as it's the Party's most fundamental Purpose.

Again, for introduction sake, here is the Liberal Party's Constitution if Stephane Dion wrote it:

(1) The fundamental purposes of the Party are:

(a) to participate in the public affairs of Canada by endorsing
members of the Party as candidates of the Party for election to the House of Commons and supporting their election, well you see that only applies to what ridings I want and for what I get in exchange for any deals I make. So really this purpose is more like a suggestion;

(b) to advocate and support Liberal philosophies, principles and policies in some circumstances, it's really tough to call, considering it all depends on where oppositional Party leaders will be running. Liberal principles and policies don't have to be an option in all 308 ridings, 308 is such a large number anyway.

(c) to promote membership in the Party, well we'll see. If a situation arises in a riding or two, we'll sweep it under the rug, and we'll tell everybody principle before partisanship, even if it's someone else's principle.

(d) to raise money to support the fundamental purposes of the Party, hell yeah! This one is unbreachable. Seriously, no kidding. This is in all seriousness a purpose. I know I was kidding around with the other ones, but this one is a keeper. Seriously. THIS ONE REALLY IS A PURPOSE .... seriously.

(e) to provide a forum for members of the Party to have their say and influence the policies and platform of the Party, that is if we choose to.

(f) to coordinate the activities of supporters of the Party, maybe, like we say, these purpose depend on the circumstances. I guess you could call these really oportunities rather than purposes.

(g) to ensure equitable representation of aboriginal peoples at all levels of the Party, well that's only in some ridings. This isn't for all ridings. Aboriginals can be equally represented in 307 or less. Hey I like that, hell-oooo new campaign slogan.



Blogger Luke said...

You're close;

The Constitution of the Liberal Party of Canada (by Stephane Dion)

Article 1, Section 1, Paragraph 1:

The Liberal Party's constitution is whatever Stephane Dion says it is.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not fair.

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring the Taliban prisoners to Canada. Once they see how perfect our society is they will surrender.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get your head out of your ass. MacKenzie King, who was the longest serving Prime Minister and Liberal Leader, chose not to run Liberals in dozens of ridings in the 1920s when they were in a similar minority Parliament deadlock. Stephane Dion is definitely on to something. The general public does not share your horror at this.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Daniel Mosely said...

If you have a copy of the 1926 Liberal Party's Constitution please share it. Otherwise you have no idea if King broke the Liberal Party's rules. However I know Dion did, and that's wrong.

7:11 AM  

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