Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bill C-10: Cons Outfoxed by the Senate

I’m pretty sure that I’ve posted this before, but it seemed appropriate in light of the predictable reaction of the government that’s expected to Liberals in the Senate calling Flaherty’s bluff on Bill C-10. As Frank says, “We should be hearing ‘unelected, unaccountable, unrepresentative Senate’ over and over again any minute now.” Undoubtedly.

I don’t know why some people are so pissed at Stéphane Dion for the way he handled this. Contrary to the shrill allegations that he and Liberal MPs are gutless, spineless, rudderless, coalition of “shrinking violets” with an “utter lack of resolve, direction and courage,” I’m opting instead for what’s presumed to be “the least likely scenario” — that is, the exercise of “political acumen” by Dion in allowing the Upper House to take the lead on this matter. It seems to me that everything worked out quite well, all considered. So what’s the problem?

Update: Unrepentant Old Hippie has more. Today, Chuck McVety’s rotten and twisted censorship dreams were dashed upon the rocks of reason, sanity and freedom by two Liberal Senators…