Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Shrewd Move

The Throne Speech was pretty tight, and I have to give credit where it's due; in choosing to make the apology to Chinese Canadians for the 'head tax' a conspicuous part of the speech and presentation (with representatives on-hand), Harper has made a strong appeal to a minority that represents approximately one quarter of the total visible minority population in Canada (based on 2001 census information).

Not only that, the Chinese are most strongly represented in Ontario and B.C., two provinces where the Conservatives would have liked to have had a better showing in the last election, at least in the major urban centres.

It would appear to be a move with the next election in mind.

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