Via Mr. Sinister, we are reminded that Prime Minister Stephen Harper never really understood this whole Canadian election thingy:
Brian Topp from yesterday:
The Prime Minister’s very first line captured the whole Conservative case: “Mr. Speaker, the highest principle of Canadian democracy is that if one wants to be prime minister one gets one’s mandate from the Canadian people and not from Quebec separatists.”
That, of course, is not true. The highest principle of Canadian democracy is that Parliament gets its mandate from the Canadian people, and then selects a ministry from among its ranks to do its bidding. But truth had nothing to do with what happened next.
It's odd that, after all this time, Stephen Harper still doesn't understand how elections work in this country. I'm expecting Captain Canada Stephen Taylor to smack him down proper for his overwhelming ignorance any day now. Yessir, any day now ...
You didn't even remotely bite on that, did you?