Monday, April 28, 2008

Que la Chambre exprime sa pleine et entière confiance envers Élections Canada

This should be fun:

Debate opens tomorrow on this Bloc Québécois motion:

Que la Chambre exprime sa pleine et entière confiance envers Élections Canada et le Commissaire aux élections fédérales.

That this House express its complete confidence in Elections Canada and the Federal Elections Commissioner (Inkless translation — ed.).

Say what you will about the usefulness (or lack thereof) of the BQ in Ottawa, but they sure do have a knack for putting forward motions designed to make other parties feel a tad uncomfortable...

7 Comments:

  • It's refreshing to hear that the Bloc has complete confidence in our federal institutions and complete confidence in our federal officials. Who knew that Bloc supporters were such strong supporters of federalism?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:26 PM  

  • Oh snap!

    By Blogger The Fwanksta, at 12:40 AM  

  • I would argue that everyone....even the separatists in Quebec have a strong interest in seeing that all elections and referendums are a honest, fair, impartial process in Canada.

    By Anonymous Woman at Mile 0, at 1:13 AM  

  • This is great. It kills two birds with one stone. Bloc affirms their faith in elections Canada, this could be very useful if their is another referedum, and the Conservatives are put between a rock and hard place.

    By Blogger Koby, at 1:33 AM  

  • unless the Conservatives come back with

    "That this House express its complete confidence in Elections Canada and the Federal Elections Commissioner in a united Canada!"

    Koby this has no bearing for any future referendum question since referendums in Quebec are run by elections Quebec.

    Also, the government cant vote against this or they would have to fire Corbett and/or a whole bunch of other people.

    By Blogger Antonio, at 10:25 AM  

  • Yup - government will vote in favour of it, but at least it gives the opposition parties a talking point the next time Pollievre tries to insinuate a vast conspiracy at Elections Canada.

    And I loved the "within a united Canada" tag-on Antonio suggested. Heh heh.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 12:54 PM  

  • Looks like the government didn't vote for it.

    http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/04/29/bring-on-the-un-observer-teams/

    By Blogger Bailey, at 7:11 PM  

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