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The undertaker comes calling.
Tory leader Jean Charest once commented that Parson Manning "is planning Canada's funeral...vying for the position of Canada's number-one undertaker." That is just about the only meaningful political comment that Mulroney's apprentice in political puffery and deceit ever uttered.
Well, western Canadians have now invited the undertaker into the parlour and more serious discussions will begin about coffin size and quality, burial plots, and variations on the order for the burial of the dead. All this will be a bit unseemly, since the corpse is not yet dead. But Parson Manning is willing to add to his roles, volunteering to play Doctor Death and put Canada quickly out of its misery.
The 1997 election will be …