Why is it a crime to commit perjury in a Canadian court of law, but not in political campaigns? Why do we value evidence-based reasoning less when we select our political leaders, than we do in a court of law? For that matter, if someone advertises a product or service, they must confirm to Canadian Competition and Regulatory Law, but these standards do not seem to apply to politicians, their surrogates, or campaigns during an election cycle; nor are Governments bound by them after an election. In this age of post-truth, fake news, and deceptive rhetoric, should we not protect effective democracy by standards of evidence-based reasoning. Does the electorate not deserve the opportunity to employ critical thinking free of deception? We have extensive policy on evidence based reason in law, so why can't we extend that to constrain our political processes as well?