hypocrisy, thy name is harper

In yet another classic Friday afternoon news dump, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed another five Senators, tipping the balance of power in the Senate to the Conservatives. And supposedly this is needed because - caution! watch for exploding heads! - the Opposition is obstructing the passage of anti-crime legislation!

Ontario MPP and Senate appointee Bob Runciman said:
For too long, the Ignatieff Liberals have abused their majority in the Senate by obstructing law-and-order bills that are urgently needed and strongly supported by Canadians. Today, this abuse comes to an end.

Holy cow! Did he really say that?? Obstructing law-and-order bills, Bob? You don't mean the very bills that were killed when your leader suspended Parliament, do you?

Hypocrisy the First of Stephen Senate-Reform Harper appointing yet more Senators is a raindrop in the ocean of Stephen Suspend-Parliament Harper accusing the Liberals of obstructing bills!

Second Wave, anyone? Keep it up!


Anonymous said...

Wait, is this the same Stephen Harper that thinks the Canadian Senate is a relic of the past and should be abolished?

I'm just hoping that Iggy, Jack and Gilles are working behind the scenes for an NCV and then a coalition government. Go for it, Harper, prorogue Parliament again to show just what kind of a dictator you really are.

One can dream . . .

laura k said...

They're not working for a coalition. I think we know that much.

Whether or not there's an election probably depends on how the Liberals are doing in the polls.

laura k said...

IIRC, Harper's Senate "pledge" was to have an elected Senate. It's the NDP that wants to abolish it.

Scott M. said...

For those folks wanting proof that it wasn't the senate blocking the Crime bills en masse, Kady O'Malley comes through again.