I’m out.

Jan 24 17:01 2020 Print This Article

In the course of healing the nation this week, a certain pathetic blog made some recommendations about our house lust. For example, there would be less of it, and far more attractive, affordable, long-term rental units, if we stopped giving people a 100% tax break on real estate profits.

This is the reason why, today, I’m announcing I will not run for leader of the Conservative party. I’m unelectable. Dead meat.

Actually there are lots of reasons. Is the nation ready for a political leader who uses words like ‘moister’ and ‘horny’? I think not. Or who would rather have a dog than a kid? And admit it? That’s just weird. Or who’d parade his chiselled abs and washboard physique at media briefings? Off-putting, to say the least. Besides, I‘ve already been thrown out of the party once for being a bad robot, trying to create digital democracy and bringing average deplorables into the political process. Nobody in Ottawa wants that. And I’m, like, ancient. I remember when Kevin O’Leary had hair. When Justin Trudeau was born. When phones had wires. When conservatives were compassionate. This is the age of the new, new thing. That’s ain’t me.

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Greater Fool

Author, Garth Turner has been a member of the Canadian Parliamant for nine years, serving as Member of Parliament, Cabinet Minister (in charge of Canada Revenue Agency), national leadership contender (Progressive Conservative Party of Canada), House of Commons Standing Committee member and chairman (Consumer and Corporate Affairs, Finance), Special Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition. He is a member of the Privy Council of Canada. In addition, Garth is an ambitious entrepreneur – founder and CEO of Canada’s largest independent producer of network television, providing programming to CTV, Global, YTV and others. He founded and successfully operated chain of six community newspapers in Ontario as well as founded and operated eco-tourism and hospitality company aggregating and restoring heritage properties.

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