Liberals should go for the kill
Michael Ignatieff must immediately state that he will do everything in his power to bring about the defeat of the Harper government if he is to have any credibility as leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal party.
The one-man minority government led by Stephen Harper ignored the democratic rights of Parliament and the duly-elected representatives of the Canadian people by proroguing to avoid embarrassing, and possibly criminal, consequences to his ministers. In the process, much valuable legislation was erased.
It is time that this seemingly autocratic, almost despotic rogue minority government was called to account for its use of the parliamentary technical rules to frustrate and immobilize the majority of the members of Parliament.
Stand up and be counted, Michael Ignatieff.
He must show real leadership or move over and let someone else do it. Anything else and he would seem to be a paper tiger.
After all, only 145 Conservative members were elected out of 308, which shows that the majority of Canadians didn’t want them to be the government. A. Bruce McDonald Dartmouth ference but why bother when the ones who are supposed to representing us do not care while they don’t have to worry about freezing on the streets and, unlike some seniors, don’t have to decide what to give up to stay warm and in their homes?
Shame on the premier. The only reason he admitted to anything is that he got caught. This new government shouldn’t knock the last one, for its closets need cleaning out and I hope that when it comes time again to elect a government we won’t forget this.
The needs of the people should be the first priority for MLAs, not their own needs. Beverly Joseph River Ryan