|Lobby groups attempting to get in through|
the front door of Parliament.
Nope. The situation is a whole lot worse than that.
Ottawa is controlled by lobby groups.
The 1990s saw the end of the Soviet Lobby and then the Tobacco Lobby.
RIP Tobacco lobby: You were instrumental in balancing off the influence of the Asbestos Lobby, the Pharmaceutical Lobby, and automakers that thought that seat belts and airbags were too expensive to put in cars.
Today things have changed. Now there's even a Red China Lobby.
There used to be a Quebec Lobby.
As bankers and CEOs hit the 401 from Montreal to Toronto in droves, the Quebec Lobby managed to get a lot from the federal government in return for the lost jobs.
But if you're a lobby group DO NOT RUN YOUR OWN CANDIDATES IN AN ELECTION!
The Bloc Quebecois was a big mistake. How was the Quebec Lobby supposed to get favors from a Minister by showing him a nice night out on the town while that same Minister was being yelled at by a Quebec separatist Opposition in the House?
The Bloc just didn't make any sense.
With Quebec gone the all-powerful Muslim Lobby is now fighting for supremacy over the waning Jewish Lobby. And while nobody's looking the Chinese are buying up lots and lots of farmland.
It's called globalization.
Realizing their mistake a little too late Quebeckers have decided to destroy the Bloc by electing this guy as their leader...