Lawrence Cannon: "All your Hinterland are belong to us"

Heightened focus on election candidate’s websites reveals some bizarre prose on Conservative candidate Lawrence Cannon’s, particularly the description of his Pontiac riding.

Under the heading of “Economy,” Cannon’s site describes the riding thus, in a tone that suggests mechanical translation from, oh, Mandarin Chinese perhaps:

The fertile lands of a territory maintain the large cultivation, and the extensive breeding, mostly of cattle. Also, the Pontiac is placed first in Quebec for cattle breeding.


In the forest, we find an abundant and varied fauna which includes many species of mammals, water-fowl, insects, batrachian, etc.


“Of or relating to vertebrate amphibians without tails, such as frogs and toads.”


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