Friday, November 16, 2007

Van Loan lashing out at Ontario

No representation by population for Ontario, says Conservative front man Peter Van Loan.
The legislation would give every province, with the notable exception of Ontario, enough ridings to match the size of their population.
For other provinces, sure. But here's why Ontario doesn't rate:
But in a television interview, Mr. Van Loan shed some light on why the legislation is designed to leave Ontario under-represented. "The reason for not having the full top-up for Ontario is that Ontario already has the most seats in the House of Commons. Ontario does very well, but we don't want to have so many politicians that there's no room in this House."
Now there's principle for you.