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Today is a good day for announcing announcements. According to The Globe and Mail, Green Party leader Jim Harris will today announce that he will not re-seek his party’s leadership, while the Toronto Star declared ‘It’s Rae’s day to join the race.’
I know it’s just part of the big media/politics game, but doesn’t the phenomenon of announcing announcements ahead of time seem silly and paradoxical? If you pre-announce an announcement, doesn’t that just turn it into a confirmation? Somewhat comfortingly, today’s news pages did bring at least one “real” announcement: that former Tory Scott Brison has entered the Liberal leadership race … but I could have told you that ages ago.

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