Barbaric practices

A nasty turn in political campaigning emerged when the Conservative Party announced plans for a Barbaric Cultural Practices tip line.

A nasty turn in political campaigning emerged last week when the Conservative Party announced their plans for a Barbaric Cultural Practices tip line.

My first reaction was disbelief. I believed one of the opposing political parties was trying to make the CPC look foolish. However, this was a legitimate announcement, a manoeuvre designed to influence the women’s vote.

Truly, Conservative Party campaign tacticians have erred by inserting the fear of ‘barbaric cultural practices’ into the current campaign. This is not the way to raise women’s issues and certainly will not get the female vote.

But, OK there is a bright side to the proposed “snitch line.” If you are becoming bored with the campaigns, get ready for some fun. There will be endless comical takes on barbaric practices, including a spoof on 22 Minutes. As divisive as this election is, there may be hope for some unity.

We all love a good laugh.

Sheri PlummerParksville

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