Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How are the Cons going to get out of this mess?

Perhaps by proroguing Parliament again:

Rumours swirling around Ottawa suggest the Conservative government is thinking of shutting down Parliament until after the Olympics, killing some of its own bills but also ending the discussion of Afghan detainees that is nibbling away at Tory popularity.

“I have heard that from some of the public servants,” Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale said Monday of a potential prorogation. “The word they are getting is ‘get ready to clear the decks. Anything that needs to get done before a parliamentary session ends, get it done.' ”

Conservative staff members said they also have received hints that a prorogation may be in the offing. But a spokeswoman for Government House Leader Jay Hill said his office “won't indulge the Hill rumour mill.”

The rumours suggest that Parliament would return in March, when the Games are over, with a new budget that could be used to provoke an election.

Source. Hopefully the electorate will begin to tire of this soon...

3 comments:

Fat Arse said...

Harpo & Co. are not interested in governing, not interested in transparency, and definitely not interested in telling the truth. They are interested in one thing and one thing only - absolute power... you know, the kind that comes with a DICTATORSHIP!

nitroglycol said...

Yeah, I know what you mean. (Well, they are interested in governing, they just don't want to take trivialities like the will of the people into account if they can avoid it).

Back when much of the mainstream media was still fawning over Harper, the thing they always kept going on about was what a strong leader he is. And certainly he has some ability in that regard, but so did Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Mao. Looked at that way, it seems kind of funny to fawn over a leader solely on the basis of strength...

Mr. Nobody said...

not interested in governing, not interested in transparency, and definitely not interested in telling the truth. They are interested in one thing and one thing only - absolute power


Jezuz, didn't know the Liberals were back in power.


Come omn, give me a break. The Conservatives aren't that bad compared to, eenie myknee and moe.

The only things i want from Harper this xmas is to raise the personal tax exemption to 15K, increase the TFSA account limit to 20K per year and , lets see, win a majority.