We dug through the Canadian Election Study’s 2011 surveys to consider the party leaders, the NDP, our feelings about our democracy, the Conservatives’ fight with Parliament, Jim Flaherty’s relative anonymity, our relationship with politics and our political engagement (while Britain’s democracy was found to be in crisis).
Jason Kenney maybe changed his mind. Or maybe he just clarified himself. Either way, he was opposed by doctors, nurses, rabbis and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Dean Del Mastro pleaded innocence, was sought after by the opposition and decided to talk to Elections Canada. In a chat with Calgary talk radio, the Prime Minister predicted that he would not prorogue. Brent Rathgeber lamented for his lack of a limo and opposed the death penalty. Peter MacKay was declared resilient. Foreign strippers were banned. And Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair, Bob Rae and a few dozen other MPs wished you a happy Canada Day.