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Saturday, September 29, 2007

"Of course, your urban swing voter goes for this kind of lure...."

I was surprised early this morning,  while turning on the TV. The channel that I had left it on was showing the TV program Fishin' Canada....with special guest John Tory! The Ontario Tory leader proceeded to go fishing with the host of the show and then chatted with the host about various policy ideas that might encourage sport fishing in Ontario.

I wonder if the other Ontario party leaders were invited to go fishing too, seeing as though this was broadcast during an election campaign? Perhaps the program's producers got around TV "equal time" requirements by not broadcasting this episode in Ontario today.

My guess is that fishing fans in Ontario would already tend to overwhelmingly vote Conservative, so I hope that Mr. Tory had fun on the show anyway. Those electoral waters might be overfished, you could say.   

Posted by Rick Hiebert on September 29, 2007 in Canadian Provincial Politics | Permalink


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...ah, fishing with a dynamite stick isn't what it used to be...

Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-29 11:08:27 AM

Gotta energize the base Rick! Just because they're Conservative voter types doesn't mean they're going to get to the polls. Actually, I wouldn't assume that sport fishermen are all Conservative. In my experience there is a core of NDP voters who don't seem to have a clue what the actual policies of the NDP are (that is, they complain about high taxes, poor roads, and high crime and then tell you they're voting for the NDP). Appearing on rod and reel TV won't damage Tory any.

Posted by: CJ | 2007-09-29 2:04:37 PM

...exactly. That's why we lost the last couple of elections, with only 33% turnout, what or where all the Conservatives?

Gone Fishing?

Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-29 2:31:41 PM

The Lieberal natives are getting worried in Ontario. I got a big honkin' sign supporting my PC candidate on my lawn. Some Lieb idiot approached me yesterday with the fancy, dancy brochure. I asked her if she didn't see the sign, and she responded yes. I told her there was no way I was gonna vote that #@%hole McGuinty in and she said she understood my position. She then implored me to vote for the local candidate, NOT the party.
Jesus wept!

Posted by: atric | 2007-09-29 3:47:22 PM

I didn't see the segment, but would people find that credible-- John Tory, Mr. BlueBlood, sitting in the middle of a mosquito-infested lake in a fishing hat? Just doesn't ring true to me.

Posted by: SUZANNE | 2007-09-30 8:07:12 PM

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