Wednesday, December 16, 2009

When the going gets tough...

...Progogue!

9 Comments:

  • Was this an issue? If it got to the Senate it was usually with the support of the liberals in the House anyway, wasn't it?

    By Blogger Gauntlet, at 10:34 AM  

  • I don't see the downside for the Cons in prorogation.
    Chretien's law allows the bills to come back after prorogation from where they were in the process.
    So nothing lost, majority in the Senate gained.

    Plus, now that Canada is officially out of recession,
    a new Speech from the Throne is in order.

    By Blogger wilson, at 12:35 PM  

  • Its a bad move - prorogation made sense before, when there was a looming national crisis, but doesn't right now. Canadians don't generally care about procedural tactics, but I think there is a limit even to that.

    I am surprised the Tories are so miffed by the detainee thing. It possibly implicates the Martin government as well as Harper's; Canadians don't care about foreigners; the opposition arguably looks unpatriotic/anti-military by pressing the issue and it looks possible that the opposition will have to violate the official secrets act to get the information they need.

    I'm not saying that Harper is going to win the next election by going A Few Good Men on Iggy ("you're god damn right I ordered that red alert!"). But I am saying that it is one of those things where the Tories have to take their lumps and get on with it.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 2:31 PM  

  • I don't think voters will care one way or the other, but there's no real need to prorogue...and it does kind of make Harper look guilty on the detainee issue if he's seen to be running scared from it.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 3:52 PM  

  • He's already appearing guilty in the eyes of Canadians - sinking in the polls with the 14% gap now down to 6% and the Tories down to 34% - and this would seal it.

    Canadians will forgive anything if they think you are being honest and allowing us to hear your critics. When you start lying and then start gaming the system to avoid being held accountable and for no higher purpose, we don't like it. The trust is gone. Ask Martin. As Ernie Eves.

    By Blogger Ted Betts, at 11:59 PM  

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