Thursday, February 09, 2006

Above Politics

I sincerely hope that David Emerson will continue to put partisan politics aside and base his decision on whether or not to support this private members bill from a non-partisan perspective.

15 Comments:

  • CG... link doesn't seem to work.

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 2:59 PM  

  • By Blogger Andrew Spicer, at 3:03 PM  

  • “That was last year,” she said.....

    Conservative Revenue Minister Carol Skelton, who in the last session introduced a motion to restrict the practice of party-switching, told reporters she does not plan to renew the call when the House resumes.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060209.wemerson0209/BNStory/National/home

    What???? :-)

    By Blogger Bass, at 3:43 PM  

  • That's a Private Member's Motion.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:01 PM  

  • In some ways Emerson's situation wrt softwood lumber could parallel Reagan's "October Surprise". What if Emerson conspired with the Reformatories to hold off an announcement of a deal until after the election so that Martin wouldn't get credit for it? I don't believe that Emerson would make a decision of such a huge magnitiude (to cross the floor)in one day.

    By Blogger JD, at 5:07 PM  

  • Emerson was a nobody with the Liberals and he'll be a nobody with the Conservatives. His situation can hardly be compared to Belinda's since Belinda is a star candidate and Emerson is pretty much insignificant. I say good riddance!

    By Blogger Charles J, at 6:01 PM  

  • The lady hath changed her mind. However, I would not be surprised if this Hee Haw crew of Tories introduced legislation that only allowed floor crosssing to their party. 'tis a pious, moral and preachy lot that runs the country now. It makes it that much more fun when we catch them in the whorehouse on the weekend.

    By Blogger Don, at 6:03 PM  

  • Well, its a good idea... not this week though.

    By Blogger Joe Calgary, at 6:06 PM  

  • Charles, your kidding right? Belinda has done nothing but bail out at the wrong time.

    By Anonymous Don Mitchell, at 6:17 PM  

  • Parties don't exist in parliament, only caucuses do. Switching caucuses and switching caucus names is part of our parliamentary system. You can't limit an MP's power like this. This bill deserves to get defeated ... again.

    By Anonymous Hatrock, at 6:18 PM  

  • In some ways Emerson's situation wrt softwood lumber could parallel Reagan's "October Surprise". What if Emerson conspired with the Reformatories to hold off an announcement of a deal until after the election so that Martin wouldn't get credit for it? I don't believe that Emerson would make a decision of such a huge magnitiude (to cross the floor)in one day.

    By JD, at 3:07 PM

    ROTFLMAO!!! This goes to show just how junky Canadian Grit and Tory operatives are. Like bullying jerks playing commercial league hockey, they think they're professional just because they're being paid!

    By Blogger Budd Campbell, at 6:39 PM  

  • I just heard Harpers Director of Communications say that Emerson crossed the floor rather than "wasting his time in opposition"

    By Blogger Emerson Links, at 7:05 PM  

  • So long Reform principles. Hello old Tory ways.

    Can a return to the pig's at the trough mentality of the Devine and Mulroney years be far behind?

    Mulroney taught the Liberals everything they know about large, unmarked brown envelopes with cash.

    By Blogger Shaky, at 7:17 PM  

  • Apparently it is true. Emerson is above politics. WAAAAAY above politics.

    From today's Vacouver Sun:

    "There are some people who are angry at me and cannot shake it. That may have an impact. But I'm not aware of people who are in the positions that are relevant to what I have to deal with and feel that way."

    There you have it folks. The people who elected him in his riding, as a Liberal, knowing that this likely meant his election to the opposition benches (numbers being what they were) are simply not "relevant."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:49 PM  

  • Ignore all those political issue just mind your own look choose your best suits.

    By Anonymous tuxedo best, at 9:31 AM  

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