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White Fox

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I thought that since we are almost on the eve of a Federal election in the US, that you folks might like to see the platform of the Rhino part of Canada. It was dissolved in 1993. Can't figure out why when their platform was so well thought out. I just thought this might give you some ideas. This was considered an actual legal political party in Canada and in one election for instance they ran 12 candidates. It was of course a "Protest vote party"!


Please disregard the numbers.

White Fox


Part of the Rhino party platform.......

* Repealing the law of gravity[10][11]

* Paving Manitoba to create the world's largest parking lot[11]

* Providing higher education by building taller schools[8]

* Instituting English, French and illiteracy as Canada's three official languages[8]

* Tearing down the Rocky Mountains so that Albertans could see the Pacific sunset[11]

* Making Montreal the Venice of North America by damming the St. Lawrence River[12]

* Abolishing the environment because it's too hard to keep clean and it takes up so much space[8]

* Annexing the United States, which would take its place as the third territory, after the Yukon and the Northwest Territories (Nunavut did not yet exist) in Canada's backyard, in order to eliminate foreign control of Canada's natural resources[13]

* Ending crime by abolishing all laws[14]

* Paving the Bay of Fundy to create more parking in the Maritimes[8]

* Turning Montreal's Saint Catherine Street into the world's longest bowling alley[8]

* Adopting the British system of driving on the left; this was to be gradually phased in over five years with large trucks and tractors first, then buses, eventually including small cars and bicycles last

* Selling the Canadian Senate at an antique auction in California[11][13]

* Putting the national debt on Visa[15]

* Declaring war on Belgium because a Belgian cartoon character, Tintin, killed a rhinoceros in one of the cartoons[16]

* Offering to call off the proposed Belgium-Canada war if Belgium delivered a case of mussels and a case of Belgian beer to Rhinoceros "Hindquarters" in Montréal (the Belgian Embassy in Ottawa did, in fact, do this)[16]

* Painting Canada's coastal sea limits in watercolour so that Canadian fish would know where they were at all times[12]

* Banning guns and butter, since both kill[12]

* Banning lousy Canadian winters[8]

* Renaming the country Nantucket[8]

* Building a bridge spanning the country, from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.[17]

* Making the Trans-Canada Highway one way only.[18]

* Changing Canada's currency to bubble gum, so it could be inflated or deflated at will.[19]

* Donate a free rhinoceros to every aspiring artist in Canada[13]

* Counting the 1000 Islands to see if the Americans have stolen any[20]

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The Rhino Party is still around, WF - Their members just moved to California, Oregon and to (the State of) Washington . . .


My guess is that they'll have a ticket in 2012 . . .

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Oh! You said "ELECTION"!

I thought you said something else!


I was going to say that there's not much help I can give you with that!

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Some great lines in there ...

Putting the national debt on Visa


Providing higher education by building taller schools


Repealing the law of gravity

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