Brandon-Souris: the greatest by-election of our time

Parcel-delivery intrigue! A missing cheque! A man in a bowler hat who calls himself Ritalin Boy!

Here, in regards to the intrigue surrounding the Conservative nomination in Brandon-Souris, you will find Alice Funke’s detailed investigation of how and when Chris Kennedy’s application to be a nominee for the Conservative candidacy in that riding proceeded through from Brandon, Manitoba to Conservative party headquarters in Ottawa. Whenever the package arrived, the party says it didn’t include the requisite cheque for $1,000, while Mr. Kennedy insists it did.

Meanwhile, the Liberal candidate—an individual named Rolf who is the son of a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister in Manitoba and who apparently has an affinity for bowler hats and who plays under the name Ritalin Boy in a punk band named Shit from Hell—is having to explain why he claims to have been a “senior executive” at Facebook.

Michael Ignatieff should write a book about this.

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