Even Adrienne Clarkson has something to say about the Stanley Cup. Once her reign as Governor General is over, she should consider running for mayor of London, Ontario. We have the JLC you know and The London Knights.
Canadian Governor General Adrienne Clarkson doesn't think the Stanley Cup should be a casualty in the war between the NHL's owners and players.Asides from the usual crap about promoting and rewarding women's hockey, albeit with a borrowed cup, Clarkson insists that all Canadians care about and would support the interference of public interests into private ones:
. . . earlier this year, Edmonton lawyer Roderick Payne challenged the NHL's monopoly on the Stanley Cup, claiming independent trustees, not the league, controlled the trophy.Private rights be damned - the public speaks via the pampered mouth of our holy Governor General.
The most egalitarian approach would be to let us all compete for that cup, irrespective or race, sex, age, or economic position. As true Canadians, we will also want to change the rules a bit, for we wouldn't want the disadvantaged to miss out on the chance to secure the cup. We should also issue tax credits to the poor, so they can buy skates and a stick to compete.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Posted by Lisa Turner on Tuesday, February 22, 2005