Everybody is talking about the Harper Cons fiscal advantage if he calls a mid-October election this weekend.
I have another question about such an early election call: what information will Canadians NOT be hearing about during the next eleven weeks?
Does Stats Canada
still get to release or update unemployment rates
during an election campaign? What about government economic forecasts and updates
? Both would, I think, prove that Canada is in a recession
. And what about other types of information -- in 2008, DND restricted interviews with the military
during the election campaign.
Not forgetting, of course, the League of Extraordinary Canadians
has already been silenced, along with federal scientists and any other reality-based federal employees.