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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Is the Left tying Iffy's hands on the gun registry?

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's major and public flip-flop, denying a free vote on the Private Member's bill on the gun registry, has got a lot of people talking, with many people trying to make any sense whatsoever of why he made this seemingly politically suicidal move.

So I've been thinking about it more, and came across this article today, entitled "A gun to the heads of the Liberal caucus". While there's nothing new and revealing in the article, it did prompt a new thought, one which appears to fit what few facts we have on the decision. The one question that arose in my mind was prompted by the title itself... and I wondered to myself, "Exactly who's head is the gun pointed at?". (which was then followed up with another question... "And is the "gun" a registered long gun, or an unregistered hand gun?")

Perhaps the Liberal "leader" was finally given an ultimatum from the left wing of his caucus, an ultimatum which he simply could no longer refuse. "Whip the vote on the gun registry, OR ELSE WE'LL 'DION' YOUR LEADERSHIP."

If such a theory is correct, it would then lead us to consider a much larger question... who's really in charge over there in the Liberal Party of Canada? The right-leaning Ignatieff, or the a ultra left-leaning members of his caucus?

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  • At Thu. Apr. 22, 01:02:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Bert said…

    It looks like the Liberals may be willing to sacrifice any hope of willing the next election in order to can Iggy. They probably hope that they will be able to win the next federal election after that.

  • At Thu. Apr. 22, 01:04:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger fernstalbert said…

    Your question is rhetorical. Of course its the NDP survivors on the left flank of the Liberals who are driving the agenda. They are united in downtown Toronto politics. Cheers.

  • At Thu. Apr. 22, 01:38:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    When Iffy came out all gushy about the Alberta oilsands,
    we out West spoke from experience and all said:
    it's only a matter of time before Iffy gets back to his Liberal roots of divisive politics pitting East against West, Rural against Urban and French against English...

    nothing new here
    this is how Liberals operate and why Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are their only hope

  • At Thu. Apr. 22, 05:27:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Forgetting for a second about what's most likely to get people elected, and what's best for the country...

    Could someone please fill me in on why registering guns is such a bad idea?

    I grew up in rural Canada, so I well understand the place of guns in that sector of society. But I don't see the big deal in registering them. Firearms aren't just any old tool -- they demand care and respect. Kind of like a car.


  • At Fri. Apr. 23, 01:20:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger L said…

    $$$ for nothing, Dirk


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