March 24, 2010

QotD: The rules of Canadian politics

Filed under: Cancon, Humour, Media, Politics — Tags: , — Nicholas @ 13:39

We now introduce Wells’s Rules of Politics. I have been working on them for years. So far I have only come up with two. If your goal is to understand Canadian politics, there is no obvious need for more than two rules. Here they are:

Rule 1: For any given situation, Canadian politics will tend toward the least exciting possible outcome.

Rule 2: If everyone in Ottawa knows something, it’s not true.

The rules are closely related. Usually when Everyone Knows what’s about to happen, they’re really only hoping it will happen so their boring lives (see Rule 1) will become more interesting.

Paul Wells, “My Rules of Politics”, Macleans, 2003-07-28


  1. Rule 3: If you disagree with someone (even if it means disagreeing that the sky is blue) you can always take them to the HRC and win. Better yet, make up something and accuse someone without any proof. You will still win.

    Comment by Da Wife — March 25, 2010 @ 07:46

  2. Rule 4: The PM is the only important guy on that stage.

    Rule 5: When the PM moves, he slices like a fucking hammer.

    Rule 6: The guys get shirts.

    Rule 7: Where’s Joe?

    Damn, but I love me some memes!

    Comment by Lickmuffin — March 25, 2010 @ 12:16

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress