12.30.2009

stephen harper: enemy of democracy

Once again, he runs and hides from the people. Parliament will resume on March 3. Democracy be damned.

P.S. Least surprising headline of the year: Ignatieff Shelves Election Talk.

Don't tell me how an election will give Harper his majority. He's had a de facto majority for years!

4 comments:

redsock said...

So Jean sycophantically kowtows and rubber-stamps Harper's every whim and the Liberals offer absolutely no opposition (it's not surprising that the torture-loving Ignatieff doesn't care about the investigations). So not only does Harper continue running his majority government, he gets to dissolve Parliament whenever he feels like it. Pretty sweet job.

Scott M. said...

In this case, I don't blame the GG for granting a prorogation. In this case, she is clearly required to act on the first minister's advice. There's no question that the government has the confidence of the house.

Unlike last year.

impudent strumpet said...

Purely unsubstantiated conjecture and speculation:

Conventional wisdom is that they prorogued to prevent the Afghan detainee inquiry from moving forward.

But they hadn't yet gotten anywhere near such dire straits with the Afghan inquiry to justify something as drastic as shutting down parliament.

But what if there's something even worse out there that hasn't come to light yet, that hasn't even be speculated on, but the inquiry was getting close?

L-girl said...

But what if there's something even worse out there that hasn't come to light yet, that hasn't even be speculated on, but the inquiry was getting close?

I heard Libby Davies hint at something similar on CBC today. I think it's totally possible.