Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You don't elect a federal government

You elect members of parliament. For those in the aisle filled with grade 11 social studies failures, that means the only real voice you actually have ... is in parliament.

Harper doesn't much like the idea of you having a voice. It bothers him. Democracy bothers him.

How is he planning to deal with that?

Easy. By abusing you and eliminating that pesky democracy.
A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper would neither confirm nor deny reports Wednesday that he will move to prorogue Parliament this week until March.
A little Coyne to chew on:
Question: In what other democracy is it permissible for the government of the day to hide from the legislature for months at a time? To ignore explicit parliamentary votes demanding the production of documents? To stonewall independent inquiries? Perhaps the rules allow it elsewhere, but is it the practice? Does convention not still forbid it? Is it not viewed in other countries as dictatorial behaviour, and therefore, you know … not done?

Yes, well Andrew, are you trying to tell us something we haven't been providing warnings about all along?

12:50 Fort Fumble on the Rideau time: Harper's praetorians have announced that he will officially seek to close the doors of Parliament until March.

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