“To be honest, I’ve just given up.  It seems likely everything good-hearted people attempt in politics has to be wrapped up in some kind of coloured package, and the moment you select one such colour, the others are automatically against it.  There’s no place for free thought anymore, or for me.” These words uttered yesterday from a friend of mine adequately sum up where millions of Canadians are situated at the moment.  By “colours” he meant, of course, the hues of the major political parties in this country.  It appears as though partisanship has reached such a level that no one who is colour blind stands much of a chance of getting their voice heard in the political or public policy worlds.  Hyper partisanship…