McDowell: Political birds of a feather don't always flock together

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By Ian McDowell, Ottawa Citizen, April 10, 2018

Our house backs onto a river near Ottawa, and one recent morning, after a wild night of howling, tree-bending winds, my wife and I surveyed a forlorn group of Canada geese, huddled on a remaining jut of ice at the river’s edge. They looked so cold and miserable that we wondered why they had come north so early.

So I pulled up my boots and coat collar and went down to interview them.

The cacophony of responses announced substantial discord in the group. Several “Fly North Early” party members claimed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had promised a warm reception and, besides, the Mar-a-Lago golfers were becoming intolerable in their lack of acceptance of the natural processes of bird digestion and defecation.