Tuesday, May 03, 2005

It is time for an election

I have made up my mind, we need an election. The reason though has nothing to do with the Liberal Party, sponsorship scandal or the NDP-Liberal budget. A spiral effect has happen to parliament, the Liberals are trying to avoid a confidence vote and the Tories are trying to force on has caused a complete paralysis in parliament. Only one bill is really being debated and that is C-38, the same-sex marriage legislation. The rest of the time is debate on various motions from committee which end up not being even about the issue but about the ‘corrupt’ Liberals and also debating various procedural motions. The Grits will not let the budget be debated because that means it is one step closer to a vote which they feel they will lose. The Public Accounts committee is not investigating the public accounts anymore, they are bring back issues from years ago Earnscliff so that they can’t paint the Prime Minister as corrupt, even though these issues have been debated to death already. All that is happening is a game of political brinksmanship and procedural wrangling. Parliament is a real standstill now and it will continue to be so until the government falls.


  • At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Canada Elections Act Section 19 501(c):

    (2) If a registered party, its chief agent or registered agent or one of its officers has been convicted of an offence referred to in subsection (3), the court may, having regard to the nature of the offence and the circumstances surrounding its commission, and in addition to any other punishment that may be imposed under this Act, by order,

    (a) direct the Chief Electoral Officer to deregister the party;

    (b) if it directs deregistration under paragraph (a), direct the chief agent – or another person specified by the court – to liquidate the party's assets;

    Better hold off on any more donations to the Liberal party, it might be 'liquidated'.


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