Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stephen Harper: Flyers Fan?

The explanation for Harper's snap Senate appointment today:

While Harper has often waited until several vacancies accumulated before appointing a batch of new senators, his office said Keon’s vacancy had to be filled immediately.

“It is key to pass important legislation such as the budget bill, reform to the pardon system and ensure (Liberal Leader Michael) Ignatieff doesn’t use the Senate as the back door to block being tougher on drug crimes,” said Soudas.


So, you know, it probably doesn't help that one of his senators has made it abundantly clear that he values his job as a hockey commentator above his job as a senator.

So while the Caps and Pens have been the most obvious victims of the Habs surprise run, perhaps Harper's vaunted crime bills will also wind up as casualties.

1 Comments:

  • "one of his senators has made it abundantly clear that he values his job as a hockey commentator above his job as a senator"

    Thanks for linking to the article which says otherwise. In fact, it acknowledges that he was still under contract for that other role, that he has been working hard to balance the two roles, and that the end of this hockey season will be the end of that other role.

    As fast as the Senate works, I don't think its entire agenda will be put in peril if one Senator misses a few more days (certainly not all days) between now and early June. The Senate does, after all, have some discretion over the scheduling of various votes.

    By Blogger Paul, at 5:17 PM  

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