Cornwall ON – So it this shrewd politicking or blind arrogance? The Harper government used its Conservative majority in the Senate to call a snap vote on Bill C-311 thus scuttling a simple bill to protect the environment.
Yeah, the environment; that thing we all live in including Conservatives. Mr. Harper’s early years were filled with bold statements about wanting an elected Senate and never having on unelected group dictate policy.
Well now that he’s added enough seats to dominate the Senate a near precedent of the Canadian Senate scuttling a bill that had a clear majority has occurred and incensed millions of Canadians.
So the questions start. Why do this? Is Mr. Harper realizing that his slim and rapidly evaporating chance of a minority government is slipping away with each day and needs a device to force the opposition to bring his government down?
Can Mr. Ignatieff and the Liberals not attempt to pull the government down without paying a huge price politically? Even if choose to attempt to do so would Mr. Duceppe in Quebec allow the Liberals and NDP to finally pull down this current incarnation of The Conservative government?
Pages are popping up on Facebook and other sites as Canadians start to mobilize their opposition to the Harper Government’s zeal it seems against our water, air, and soil.
LINK Canada Must Show Climate Leadership
This is the page for Canadians calling on Stephen Harper’s Conservative government to stop being international obstructionists and laggards in climate change politics and instead lead the charge for ambitious, fair, and binding targets and policies.
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