Here's a calendar Diane sent me. It came in today's mail. It's a cheap-o thing with two months on each page and not really much room fer writin' on. As you can see, Diane says she's a P.C. Now, I ain't up on every single abbreviation that them politicians use but I'm pretty sure P.C. means Progressive Conservative. By the way, the "Diane Finley, P.C., M.P." text is on every page and appears a total of 15 times in the calendar.
When Diane ran for office for the first time here in Haldimand-Norfolk, the PC party had already merged with the Canadian Alliance. Diane never ran as a PC and I ain't sure why she's callin' herself a PC now.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that Provincial MPP Toby Barrett won a landslide victory in October and he ran on the PC ticket.
UPDATE: My face is red. Commenter Jim informs me that P.C. stands for Privy Council.
While perusing Diane's calendar, I noticed that she made sidenotes to remind us of various local events and also of holidays. She reminds us of St. Valentine's Day, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and St. Patrick's Day along with things like Mother's Day and the Dunnville Mudcat Festival.
Now, Haldimand-Norfolk ain't exactly a hotbed of multiculturalism. Visible minorities are present but in small numbers. We ain't got many mosques or synagogues but we do have Jews and Muslims as well as Hindus and Buddhists in our communities.
Diane's calendar makes note of relatively unobserved Christian holidays like Ash Wednesday but doesn't bother to remind us of the Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur, Chanukah, Eid or any non-Christian holiday.
How Progressive! How Conservative!