There’s a national election coming up in Canada, which is exciting, but it does mean that the various players have upped their rhetoric somewhat, which can be a little draining.
I happen to live in one of the more diverse neighbourhoods in Toronto, which is really nice, so my riding doesn’t have a lot of support for the Conservatives. That said, I get some of the weirdest, most racist campaign materials delivered – weird, deeply insulting stuff about immigration, terrorists, and Muslim and Jewish folks, that obviously doesn’t quite cross the line into hate speech, because it’s still being delivered through the mail. My friends in areas that have a lot more white people don’t seem to get this stuff, though. I just wonder why these groups think that my area is the best area to spread their message. It’s probably because they’re garbage people.