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Friday, March 19, 2010

Time for a motion of Confidence in the House

I dunno about you, but I'm sick of the games the Opposition is playing in the House. I say it's time to clear the air once and for all (or at least for the next few months), end the political brinksmanship. It's time for the Tories to put a motion before the House:
"Whereas the world is in the midst of an economic crisis, and

Whereas Canada is involved in an armed conflict seeking to eliminate the scourge of terror on behalf of the formerly repressed people Afghanistan,

Be it resolved that in order to deal with these serious issues, the members of this House afirm that we have Confidence in the current Government."
Make it clear to the Opposition that any ammendments will be considered an expression of non-Confidence. It's time to end the games, draw a line in the sand, and ask the Opposition whether or not they have Confidence in the current Government.

Right now, it's all games and shinanigans. "We don't support you or your Budget, but we're going to let it pass." Excuse me? What exactly does that mean?

I'll tell you what it means... "We think you're the wrong guys to run this country, and we hate pretty much everything you do and say... but we're going to let you keep on running the show anyway." Go ahead, try and spin that one... any way you look at it, that's exactly what the Liberals are saying.

I'm sorry, but you CAN'T run a country like that. The Government is having to spend so much time dealing with insanely STUPID Opposition antics that it's taking HUGE amounts of time away from dealing with things like ISSUES. I understand that all parties spend HUNDREDS OF MAN/WOMAN HOURS prepping for 45 minutes known as "Question Period". Can you IMAGINE what they could accomplish if they could spend even half of that time on things that really matter, instead of stupid theatrics for the cameras?

It's stuff like this that makes me sick when it comes to the political system in this country. Mr. Ignatieff, it's time to make up your mind. Either get rid of the Government you apparently LOTHE, or LET THEM ACTUALLY GOVERN.

Because Iggy... YOUR TIME IS UP. Go big, or GO HOME...
either back to Boston, or off to France.

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8 Comments:

  • At Fri Mar 19, 12:06:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Where is Iggy? Off to France to hide for awhile. I thought he was so anxious to get back to the house and get to work... and then hasn't been seen only once this week. I think that was a side line - and then I think he is now on vacation. Robert Fife is so busy trying to trash the Conservatives, he doesn't have time to report what Iggy is doing, or is he trying to provide cover for him?

     
  • At Fri Mar 19, 12:09:00 PM EDT, Anonymous byng said…

    over and over again the opposition digs up menial goo, to hide their dismay at our continuing good economic news. They called for a monetary apocaylpse, and instead got a well-managed recovery. Too much for their carvel/pitbull inspired attitude. - and too often we fall for this spew, when we should always put forward the increasingly GOOD news, and ridicule these naysayers for the anti-Canadians they really are

     
  • At Fri Mar 19, 12:12:00 PM EDT, Blogger Bert said…

    Right on, CC. Couldn't agree more. I joined the Facebook CAPP group, and I'ver brought up the 29 Liberal MP's not voting on the budget thing, and not ONE of them has replied to me about that.

     
  • At Fri Mar 19, 12:24:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree with you that the time is more than ripe for much of this stupidity to be eliminated from the daily events in parliament. If the opposition parties really and truly believe that someone in the government is a war criminal - and by the way, that's what they are implying - they have an obligation to bring down the government and force an election.
    If they don't really believe this proposition, it's well past time for them to shut up and get on with the real business of running the country.
    This is not a high school debating society, this is the serious business of runnning the country. If they can't stop playing "gotcha" games, be like Iggy and make themselves absent from parliament so intelligent debate can take place. Personally, I'm tired of being one of the people financing this farce.

     
  • At Fri Mar 19, 12:53:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bring it on.

     
  • At Fri Mar 19, 03:47:00 PM EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    Canada is involved in an armed conflict seeking to eliminate the scourge of terror on behalf of the formerly repressed people Afghanistan

    As I said in response to your post on Facebook, you can't call a people "the formerly repressed people" when they're living in a country run by a religion (particularly when that religion is Islam). Try getting a law passed (not to mention enforced) in Afghanistan that goes contrary to Islam and I doubt it would happen.

     
  • At Fri Mar 19, 05:28:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Rae is driving this issue. Time to dump Iffy. Don't forget that Rae is no spring chicken and has a bad ticker.

     
  • At Mon Mar 22, 03:43:00 PM EDT, Blogger Anon1152 said…

    1. "Time for a motion of Confidence in the House"

    Is that necessary? Confidence in the government can (and should) come and go. It cannot be stated in an irrevocable way.

    In late 2008, it looked like the house (i.e., more than 50% of the members of parliament) did not have confidence in the government. But rather than have a vote of any sort, Harper Prorogued. The parliament had not even been opened for a month (since the previous election). As I recall, you were not in favour of having vote back then...

    2. "Make it clear to the Opposition that any a[m]endments will be considered an expression of non-Confidence."

    Does this mean that you want to abolish the standard way of passing legislation (that is, have a bill go through three readings, etc)? Do you have a problem with this standard democratic procedure per se, or only when parties other than the conservatives make use of it?

    3. "Right now, it's all games and shinanigans. "We don't support you or your Budget, but we're going to let it pass." Excuse me? What exactly does that mean?"

    I think it means that... we live in a democracy. The people elected their representatives. The representatives vote on the issues. If the opposition loses a vote (which is what usually happens to an opposition), they have expressed disagreement with the government's proposals/policies, and will let them run the country anyway. Because that's the way the system works.

    4. "I'm sorry, but you CAN'T run a country like that."
    It's been done before. To suggest that it cannot be done or should not be done is to express dissatisfaction with our democratic process. I don't think it's that democratic at the moment. But demanding complete compliance from the opposition, with a party that garnered less than 40% of the popular vote in the previous election, doesn't look democratic at all.

    5. "Mr. Ignatieff, it's time to make up your mind. Either get rid of the Government you apparently LO[A]THE, or LET THEM ACTUALLY GOVERN."

    Well. He can't get rid of the government on his own. He doesn't have enough support. (Yes, the opposition did vote against the budget, but if I were a betting man I'd wager that at least one of those parties would have supported the government if enough liberals wouldn't. That's the way it's worked for the last few years...

    6. "Because Iggy... YOUR TIME IS UP. Go big, or GO HOME... either back to Boston, or off to France."
    I am reminded here of a quote attributed to Cromwell, when he dismissed "the rump parliament" in England: "You have sat too long for any good you are doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!"

    Just typing that, I feel better. It's cathartic.

    - I completely agree with you about the inordinate amount of time spent on question period and related theatrics. I wish we had more of a focus on the actual legislation and debates. Maybe even the committee hearings. (Though those have gotten ridiculous lately too). Question period--as much as I think we need it--doesn't seem to involve any... questions. It has become a series of statements or attacks (with question marks appended to them to provide a veneer of legitimacy). It's like the question: "So, have you stopped beating your wife?"

    I heard that Preston Manning would send the questions they were going to ask in parliament to the government ahead of time, in writing. I don't know details. But that at least suggests that he and the Reform Party wanted to hear real answers.

     

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