Sunday, February 28, 2010

Debate on PM's powers

When Parliament resumes, the debate is likely to centre on the Prime Minister's powers. After Stephen Harper proroguing Parliament for no good reason, this is great. No need to let him off the hook. We need to make sure he is responsible for his actions. Politicians need to be held responsible for their decisions. A consequence of the prorogation is the debate about the powers.

OTTAWA — The speech from the throne and the federal budget will be the top two items on Parliament’s agenda when it reconvenes Wednesday after a lengthy and controversial prorogation.
But the biggest political flashpoints in the coming session are likely to come over two other items that have a common denominator: attempts by the House of Commons to put some restrictions on the traditional powers and privileges of the prime minister.
“I think it’s going to be a fairly intense session,” said NDP House Leader Libby Davies. “It’s going to be a difficult working environment.”

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  1. Holy crap, you Liberals are idiots.

  2. Can you see Iggy supporting a reduction of the powers he hopes he will have following an election? After the way he became leader of the Liberal party, will he be prepared to submit to the will of the house? No chance.


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