Canadian Politics: The Fringe

July 25, 2008 at 12:34 am 4 comments

This is a follow up to the previous post about Canada’s mainstream political parties.

There are a number of fringe political parties in Canada. Most of them are too small to even mention. Below are the three most recognized examples.

The Smoking Pot Party (SPP): The SPP have a very progressive platform, advocating for causes such as lower taxes and reformed health care. They decided to use the symbol of a smoking pot to represent the burning desire of party members to cook Canadian society into a paradise. Unfortunately the smoking pot symbol has led people to believe that they are a party advocating cannibalism. Party leaders are contemplating changing the symbol to a needle and a spoon, representing their passion for quality health care and their desire to provide food for all needy citizens.

(Originally the SPP was going to be known as the ‘Steaming Pot Party’. The founders realized that negative connotations could be associated with the word ‘Steaming’ and so the more benign word ‘Smoking’ was used to replace it.)

The Anti-Fur Party (AFP): The AFP are a one-issue party. Their sole purpose for existing is to outlaw men with hairy backs from taking their shirts off in public.

The Cirelleans:The Cirelleans have taken the political party concept to the extreme. They wear matching uniforms and all members are required to shave their head. All party members live in barracks located at different locations throughout Canada. Their platform is built around campaigning to increase the budget for space exploration.

(With the Cirelleans at the helm, Canada’s space program would be the world’s best.)

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  • 2. Mark  |  July 26, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Yes, now that I know their real stance vis-a-vis anthropophagia, I’m afraid I’m going to have to go back to supporting the Donner Party.

    Great post.

    M.

    p.s. Sorry, I couldn’t come up with a suitably universal Canadian cannibalism joke.

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  • 3. C. Fraser  |  July 28, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Hey, the Donner Party naturally lends itself to humour. Thanks for the comment.

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  • […] Cirelleans — mentioned previously in a Canadian Fermentation post detailing some of Canada’s fringe political parties — are ready to govern. Outside of the inner-party circle, little is known about the […]

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