As you know, reason is powerless in our demon-haunted world. Instead of ushering in a general period of enlightenment, in 2018 it turns out that constant 24/7 access to the internet actually melted everybody’s brain.
Don’t look now, but there’s another provincial political party leadership race happening this spring. What an exciting time in Newfoundland and Labrador’s political history! As long as we ignore all the other bad stuff, I mean.
Byelections generally only offer us a limited snapshot of the political climate in a given system, and this goes double for the district of Mount Pearl North. St. Johns’ pluckiest suburb has been ardent Tory turf more or less since its inception.
The Boy Wonder will be sorely missed, if only because his empty seat in the House of Assembly means there will be a by-election that will force everyone to confront how dysfunctional our political system is right now.