Great news for anyone visiting Parliament Hill this summer – the Canadian government will provide you with your own personal propagandist.
The Canadian Press reports that summer tour guides are being been trained to "praise the Senate and disdain democracies with three or more political parties."
An eyebrow-raising manual obtained through an Access to Information Act request (because nothing is easy when it comes to government transparency) outlines the values of "Canada's second – not secondary – chamber" as more cost effective than the House of Commons and more efficient in holding the government to account.
The manual goes on to say that the tour guides, most of whom are university students, should make Canadians aware of the Senate's many achievements while avoiding controversial debates.
It also describes two-party systems (such as the U.S.'s Democrats and Republicans) as having more moderationRead More »from Parliament Hill tour guides told to trumpet the Senate, and other odd talking points