Election campaigns are supposed to be about platforms, public policy, issues, leadership and character.
So what do dirty tricks have to with elections? Apparently a lot, but they shouldn’t.
A Liberal candidate in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell saw dozens of his signs disappear over the weekend.
The Bulldog had political operatives trying to discredit this website and the character of the proprietor, not discuss important policy.
Candidates or their operatives taking part in dirty campaign tricks, for me at least, automatically disqualify that person as a viable elected official. The candidate either authorized the dirty tricks or couldn’t control his or her supporters.
Could they control a government? Maybe not if they can’t control their campaign.
Elections are about democracy and all those good things that contribute to it.
Dirty tricks diminish the candidate who does these unfortunate things.