Liberal leadership candidate Carolyn Bennett writes in the Globe today, warning against 'the elephant in the room': shady membership recruitment
She's right of course. But it's not the membership recruitment process that is shady. It's the recruitment of members, period. I never understood leadership races the way they are run now, signing up members to get the most delegates at the convention.
When a group needs to pick a leader, the existing members of the group pick one. They don't run out and grab as many extra people as possible to artificially inflate their power to pick the leader. It's rather bizarre.
Anyway, Bennett takes great pains not to name the elephant. It gets rather comical. But then she lets fly at the end...fun!