Local boy does good

In a third daily demonstration that Martin’s government does not have the confidence of the House, the Conservatives and the Bloc voted together to force an early adjournment today. This seems to be a decent bit of strategy, which is surprising, coming as it does from the party that thought accusing the Prime Minister of child pornography would be a good idea. Has Harper, at long last, found a mildly successful gambit?

If Parliament has become a train wreck, surely the blame rests on the government that does not have the support of the majority of MPs, yet refuses to resign. I suppose the Liberal protestations that MPs should do the work they are being paid for might carry some weight with some, but I must believe that any fan of responsible government is more than a little concerned at the Liberals’ manouverings to only demonstrate the confidence of the House on their own terms. Steadfastly remaining in power in defiance of the House should play upon voters’ concerns of corruption and arrogance in the party.

Harper may have found a winner here. Ah well, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.



  1. Manatee said,

    Thursday, 12 May 2005 at 1:48 pm

    For the majority of Canadians, Harper’s actions will be indistinguishable from Martin’s delays. I’m sure many will see this as going against Harper’s declaration yesterday that he is sick of playing games. In fact Harper continues to join the Liberals in game playing, but is now dictating the rules. I hope that all Canadians compare the selfish actions of the Conservative and Liberal parties to those of the David Kilgour who continues to work tirelessly to achieve some good in his last days in office, and the NDP, who continue to press with the hopes that some good may yet come from this session.

  2. Gnomes said,

    Friday, 13 May 2005 at 6:12 pm

    Nice to see Ed reads the blog.

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