THE FOLLOWING QUOTE, not a word of a lie, is verbatim from an on-air media interview in which a guest is being asked about a political issue:
“Yeah and so given all that .. and you know the fact that Maxime (Bernier) did come out and sort of say that the ruling is absurd himself I guess, just how. How realistic do you believe that this ruling from Elections Canada could potentially move forward, I mean do you think this is something that although it was sort of discussed it kind of came up in ways yesterday but do you think it’s something that actually might proceed moving forward or will get any sort of real discussion in terms of making it a partisan issue in the near future?”
If I could be granted just one wish for the new year, it would be that the above words be legislated as illegal and subject to a hefty fine.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.