...by building a new version around the Greater Toronto Area.
In Canada, Stephen Harper's Conservatives hold 143 of the 308 seats in the House of Commons.
Today, there are four by-elections where his party is unlikely to win any of the seats. So instead, the prime minister has ordered the different government departments to build a wall surrounding Mississauga, Brampton, southern York Region, Toronto, Pickering, and Ajax.
With the immediate construction of the wall and blockade of the Toronto area, the number of seats in the House of Commons will be immediately reduced by 35 to 273. Harper's Conservative Party will now hold a majority of seats in the House of Commons.
When asked about the forced blockade of Toronto and denial of access to the city by Canadian citizens, Harper replied, "At least the number of winning professional NHL hockey teams in Canada won't be reduced."
Earlier in the morning, Thornhill MP, Peter Kent, was seen fortifying the wall within his riding until he realized that he had just figuratively painted his constituents in a corner by completely surrounding his riding with the ugly wall. All the neighbouring ridings have Liberal MPs.
Why Harper imposed a Berlin-style wall around Toronto, he stated that he wanted to preserve Canadian unity and potentially prevent a hostile Liberal "régime" from taking over his Canada. Liberal leader, Michael Ignatieff, comes from "hostile Canada."