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Friday, March 23, 2007

Clean Air Act NOT Confidence Vote... yet

BOO!!! HISS!!! Mr. Harper has said the Clean Air Act will NOT be a vote of Confidence when it comes back to the House for a vote. "Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said the clean air act will not be declared a matter of confidence when it comes up for a vote."(despite what I suggested last week) Oh well... we're ready if we go, but he's the boss.

Of course, with the mass of Liberal ammendments proposed to the Bill just YESTERDAY (nothing like leaving it to the last minute guys) this may change, as apparently the LIBERALS are trying to tie money to this Bill... which would MAKE it an issue of Confidence. "But one environmentalist said the Liberals want to turn the proposed legislation into a money bill, which means the federal government would have the power to spend money to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

"What I think is really happening is an attempt by the Liberals to ensure that money can be spent to protect the environment," John Bennett, executive director of the Climate Action Network, said in Ottawa."

And people are accusing Mr. Harper of wanting to go to the polls? This is direct evidence to the contrary! It's the LIBERALS trying to force the election! Opposing the budget before they see it (save for one respectable FORMER Liberal MP), and now forcing these money related ammendments into the Clean Air Act to ensure that it's a Confidence vote.

Like I said before, my dear Liberal friends... Mr. Harper is not trying to force one, but if you want an election, BRING IT ON.

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  • At Fri. Mar. 23, 10:56:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    The only people in Canada that want an election now are the media, who are desperate for easy stories, and political junkies who thrive on this kind of churn.

    Right now, it's not really in any party's best interest to go to the polls.

    The Clean Air Act is an important piece of legislation. Tying money to this bill may be a way it can be made more effective. Even if it becomes a confidence vote, who's to say that enough of the opposition would vote against it? The budget was a confidence vote, and it passed.

    Again, no-one wants an election now, and as such, no-one wants to be punished for setting in motion the chain of events that would lead to one. Before the budget vote, the opposition leaders met to discuss strategy. The same thing will happen for any subsequent confidence vote.

    I'm frankly tired of election talk. It's cheap, easy, and a common way to avoid issues. The environment file is complex and important. It's a real opportunity for our politicians to show leadership and prove their mettle. So far, the results have been disappointing.

  • At Fri. Mar. 23, 05:47:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    I'm fairly sure that us random people on the street don't want another election so soon. I know I sure don't.

  • At Fri. Mar. 23, 07:19:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous jgriffin said…

    I haven't seen the Liberal amendments but I wouldn't be surprised if you could draw a link between them and the Kyoto bill that just passed recently. If Harper is not careful he's going to get out maneuvered on this one.

  • At Fri. Mar. 23, 07:31:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    G&M reporting Wappel will retire.

    99 libs in the house today,
    99 libs in the house
    98 libs in the house today...


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