3.15.2011

the conservative party of canada just rang my doorbell

The election hasn't even been called yet, and the Tory candidate in my riding is already campaigning. Our riding will be very hotly contested: it's in the coveted "905"s, and our Liberal MP is retiring.

Looks like I will have to edit this sign --


-- to read AND NO CONSERVATIVES.

12 comments:

Canajun said...

Why not? The more time they spend talking to you, the less time they have to try and convince someone else to vote for them. I say tie them up any way you can.

sassy said...

Perhaps something like
"THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE FREE ZONE"

laura k said...

You'd think the "WE SUPPORT WAR RESISTERS" sign in the front window would have tipped them off! (Thanks to Dharma Seeker for that thought.) :)

laura k said...

Canajun, I wish I could say I have it in me. But I was struggling to be polite. When I said, "I don't vote Conservative," I forced myself to omit, "AND YOU SHOULDN'T EITHER, YOU STUPID SAP!!!!".

allan said...

"THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE FREE ZONE"

or
"WE LIKE USING OUR BRAINS" - ???

I want a sign that says:
"Unless you actually know us personally or are here with a super amazing free gift for us (like maybe books, tasty alcohol, or cash), do not ring the bell."

West End Bob said...

Love the one about "discussing religious matters," laura k! ;-)

Luckily, our building is a "solicitation free" zone so we've not had these issues.

It must be very annoying . . . .

Cool Hand Luke said...

I do have to ask ,where they campaigning or polling? If they where campaigning that is a serious violation I wouldn't mind looking into. Major Elections Canada violation! However, if they where polling, it can be deemed as legal. Particularly given the current state of your riding.

27thstreet said...

That's very interesting. The Conservative candidate in my riding knocked on my door the other day too. I told him I followed the news closely and I hadn't heard an election had been called. He didn't have much to say about that. So I asked him why he thought I should vote for him and he didn't have much to say about that either. All he said was that it would be good to have a majority government and that he was offering good government. You'd think these characters would at least prepare their schtick.

David Cho said...

Hey now, I introduced myself as a "conservative" when we first met.

laura k said...

@CHL, I only said, "I don't vote Conservative, thanks, bye" and shut the door, so I don't really know. But people tell me that canvassing is completely legal anytime - all the parties could be doing it at this time. These guys had stickers and posters for the candidate - so I would call that campaignign or canvassing.

Not sure what you mean by polling. Asking me my voting intentions? They did learn that. :)

@David Cho, you were never a Conservative with an upper-case C. The same way I am not a Liberal with an upper-case L! Do you still describe yourself as a conservative, btw?

laura k said...

@27thStreet, that is so lame. I can't believe he actually said it would be good to have a majority government. Supposedly that is the Conservatives' weakest link - the one thing that vast majority of Canadians agree they don't want!

allan said...

. All he said was that it would be good to have a majority government...

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."