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Hey Steve, what about YOUR senators holding up the will of the Commons?

So I see Deceivin’ Stephen went on a self-righteous rant about the “Liberal” Senators holding up the will of the elected House of Commons:

“So I think there’d be a sure lot of anger if a bunch of unelected guys decided they could block what the elected people did and what their constituents want.””Everyone expects that the elected house’s judgment will prevail,” Harper said.

I fully agree, Steve – the elected house’s judgment should prevail – so why don’t you tell your Conservative senators to stop impeding the “judgment” of the elected house and allow Bill C-288 to pass? That would be the Kyoto Implementation Bill, if any were wondering, and the Conservative Senators are staging a filibuster on it in an attempt to not allow it to pass before this session of Parliament ends. 3 of the 4 parties in the House passed THAT bill, as opposed to only 2 parties for the Budget.

So.. fair’s fair, and I agree with Steve over at Far and Wide that the Liberals could and should and can make a bit more publicity out of showing that once again, Stephen is being “deceivin” by saying out of 1 side of his mouth a bunch of moralistic clap-trap about the unelected Senate not passing his Budget, while at the same time having senators from his party doing the exact same thing he says will get everyone upset.

Not surprising – this is after all Deceivin’ Stephen.

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7 comments to Hey Steve, what about YOUR senators holding up the will of the Commons?

  • slg

    Harper is just blustering and attempting to bully and look tough.  He's also trying to keep the senate reform issue alive.  The leader of the Liberal senators has already issued a release saying they will pass the budget and are exercising their right to review it.

    So, Harper is really misleading Canadians and those who haven't read what the Liberal senate has said will believe Harper.

    Remember during the election when Harper promised that we shouldn't think he was scary and would change the country because we have the protection of the senate to keep him in line?  Gee, the senate was OK for election purposes then.

      

  • ALW

    Ah yes, C-288, the fantasy bill, soon to be followed by such equally plausible bills such as the Sun Setting In The East Bill, and The Canadian Team Wins A Stanley Cup Bill.

    I'd actually love to see C-288 pass, because then it would mean that in the unlikely event of a Liberal election victory, it will allow them to immediately hang themselves with their own rope.

  • foottothefire

    Steve does like to move in and out of the law as the mood strikes him, doesn't he?  One minute he likes the rules, next minute he doesn't.   What's good for Stevie is good for all.  A man of principle and a true leader, right?

  • mj

    Is common sense just kinda lost here?

  • JF

    Well, not that I disagree with wanting to have C-288 passed, but if the elected house's judgment should always prevail then…  Why do we even have a Senate?

  • […] at DiaTribes today, Scott makes an excellent “pot calling the kettle black” argument noting the Con’s own recent Senate hold-ups on the opposition’s Kyoto Bill C-288. On a […]

  • […] at DiaTribes today, Scott makes an excellent “pot calling the kettle black” argument noting the Con’s own recent senate holds up on the opposition’s Kyoto Bill C-288.  On […]

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