12 February 2006

McLuhanian Slip on Emerson

While the traditional mass-media outlets are reminding we ordinary Canadians about Stephen Harper's impersonation of Marie Antoinette in the Emerson and Fortier affairs, this CTV site provides a great McLuhanian slip in its discussion about the pressure on David Emerson, the minister who didn't wait to get to the floor of the House to cross it. The last lines in the article:
Emerson, who backed out of an earlier commitment to appear on Question Period, was branded a traitor at a noisy protest organized by the New Democratic Party.

He has repeatedly refused calls for him to resign and run again in a bye-election.
(emphasis added)
I'm sure it would indeed be a "bye"-election.
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