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Habs vs. the election

The leaders of Canada’s national parties, or two of them anyhow, are asking the media consortium that sets such things to move Thursday night’s debate, the second of only two. Why? Because it conflicts with the first game of the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins first round series.

Politicians want debate date change

Now, some pundits are arguing that the NHL should have scheduled the playoffs around the debate. A fair argument, but, it’s also fair to point out that the NHL set the start of the NHL playoffs last June. So, really, wasn’t this debate about the debate an inevitable one?

Only in Canada.

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Apparently, Montreal has one of the highest-capacity sewage systems in the world, because they were having problems in the ‘80s, when everyone watching the Habs in the playoffs ran to the bathroom at the same time during the commercials. So, not surprising they want to move a debate by one day.

Posted by Steve from San Francisco on 04/10/11 at 07:10 PM ET

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