The city I reside in, though provincial, is large enough that during an election you can pretty much count on each of the party leaders to make a stop here. And rightly so, it’s a large city and home to a prestigious University.
Just a few days ago our Prime Minister made a stop here, all part of campaigning for the forthcoming election. He’s hoping to turn his minority into a majority.
It turns out, if you’d like to attend the event, you had to preregister on line. That seems a little dodgy but perilous times, he is the PM, etc. So two young women, poli sci students from the uni, duly register and show up, get their ID badges and head in to listen to him speak.
Only a few minutes later, a couple of fellows, directed them to ‘come along’, they were led into a private room, where their badges were ripped from them, shredded before their eyes and they were told they had to leave. So caught off guard, they burst into tears, and meekly left. The reason for their eviction? When Iggy was in town earlier in the week, one of the girls had managed to get her photo taken with him, and had posted it on her Facebook page! WTF?
(If Canadian’s weren’t so damned polite perhaps they’d have stood their ground and said, “Bite me, call a cop, I can’t wait!”)
And they weren’t the only ones! They bounced another guy, who had an NDP sticker on his car! WTF?
WTF ? Citizen’s have to register to see their own PM? And if they don’t like your politics they can keep you out? Aren’t you supposed to be everyone’s PM, whether we voted for you or not?
When it hit the papers, officials from the event said, “That shouldn’t have happened, we regret it.” Really? Seems like you have a protocol in place for this very thing.
This guy is the very scummiest kind of career politician and I pray every day that he loses the damn election!