Ottawa White Smoke

Change of Guard in the Parliament of Canada



When a Pope is selected there is white smoke over the Vatican.
In Ottawa today, white smoke is being seen.
To Liberals: it’s smoke from Harper’s paper shredders working overtime.
To Conservatives: it’s Trudeau legalizing marijuana in Parliament Hill.

Ottawa White Smoke in Ottawa - Trudeau legalizing marijuana

Oct 19, 2015: Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau was elected Canada’s new Prime Minister. His Liberal Party won in a landslide, claiming more than half of the seats in parliament and ending Conservative Stephen Harper’s time as Prime Minister.

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Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Politics makes strange postmasters. - Kin Hubbard

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

The gun is not out of Irish politics. - Ian Paisley

Crime does not pay as well as politics. - Alfred E. Newman

Smoking cures weight problems... eventually. - Steven Wright

Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre

I never vote for anyone; I always vote against. - WC Fields

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. - Winston Churchill

The Golden Rule has no place in a political campaign. - John J Ingalls

In politics, a lie unanswered becomes truth within 24 hours. - Willie Brown

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. - James Reston

A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke. - Groucho Marx

The Wright Brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility. - Dorothea Brande

Mexican marijuana, which he called the schoolboy's consolation. - James Purdy

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible. - Dan Quayle

My sheer existence is like a political act to a lot of people. It's not to me. - Grimes

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. O'Rourke

The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. - Winston Churchill

I am on your Walk of Fame in Toronto. My sense of humour is Canadian. But I can't vote. - Donald Sutherland

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare. - Daniel P Moynihan

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. - Malcolm de Chazal

I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses. - Victor Hugo

If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer. - Clement Freud

Taxpayer - someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. - Ronald Reagan

Politics is the only business where doing nothing other than making the other guy look bad is an acceptable outcome. - Mark Warner

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. - Charles de Gaulle

One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician's objective. Election and power are. - Cal Thomas

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those? - Gilbert Highet

Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating. - Richard Neville

It's especially hard if the government is not providing services, or is even conducting ethnic cleansing against you. - Paul Harvey

If the government was as afraid of disturbing the consumer as it is of disturbing business, this would be some democracy. - Kin Hubbard

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. - Groucho Marx

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

The most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip. - Johnny Isakson

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' - Ralph Nader


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02-Mar-2021