Monday October 20, 2014

Will one-issue partisans turn on Tories?

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This week Conservative supporters throughout the West celebrated the imminent demise of Canada’s long gun registry. The third reading of Bill C-19, an Act to Amend the Criminal Code and Firearms Act (Ending the Long Gun Registry Act) was held in the House of Commons Wednesday.

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation was quick off the mark in praising the government for finally fulfilling a perennial campaign promise that has likely been the source of staunch Conservative support throughout Saskatchewan. It will be interesting to see if these one-issue partisans will continue to support the Conservatives when the qualifying age for Old Age Security rises from 65 to 67. Perhaps they will use their unregistered long guns to make a statement on that issue.

With that page in Canadian history turned, another is raising a hue and cry across the country. Canadian Tire has suggested it may discontinue its practice of rewarding cash purchases with Canadian Tire money. The iconic funny money was introduced in Toronto in 1958 and nationally in 1961.

As a leader in the customer patronage awards concept, Canadian Tire may be looking for a way to catch up with electronically tracked bonuses used by other companies. Sadly collecting CT points won’t be nearly as much fun as stashing a huge wad of CT money in a safe place and using it to get some stupendous bargain on a tool or item for the house. And using it on a particularly busy day at the store when there are six impatient customers lined up behind you while the clerk counts your stash.

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