February 15, 2007

Pablo Rodriguez’ Coup D’Etat

Never mind the fact that Pablo has gone from looking like a hair model to a Latin American rebel, yesterday the Argentine-born MP did what hasn’t happened in a long time, made the opposition pass legislation binding the government to do something.

What started out as a private members’ bill for my dear friend Pablo to express his anger at the Tories’ rejection of the Kyoto protocol has now turned into a full fledged unmitigated gong show.

C-288 is a funny bill, which was so important at second reading that Captain Kyoto wasn’t even there to support it. It has become Canada’s environment legislation.

Yesterday was already a non-confidence motion. The Liberals, BQ, and NDP already agree on enough things like Child Care, Kelowna, Status of Women Canada, etc., that they can pass legislating mandating the government to do something about it.

Technically, they cant spend any money, but they can get all kinds of bills through parliament and make the Conservative budget contradict parliament’s will.

I think this is hilarious and John McCallum should begin drafting a budget which should also be another Private Members’ Bill. I think we still have the old platform somewhere. The NDP and the Bloc have seen the poll numbers, neither wants an election. After seeing our numbers I wouldn’t want one either. Who needs an election anyway?

This would be the perfect Gong Show. With Pablo, it could never have really been another way.

7 Commentaires:

Blogger bigcitylib a dit...

Why not rewrite Clean Air act, I wonder?

(You echo my thoughts. This seems to work out great for the Libs. Esp. since they can hold off Senate passage until the time seems right)

2/15/2007 7:20 p.m.  
Blogger Jan_ from_ BruceCounty a dit...

Gee, and I thought it was about the environment and saving the planet, and not about some lib political game. You might want to dust off a couple more lib platforms, starting with 1993, the lib red book, jobs, jobs, jobs campaign and wonder why it took 13 years of promises, such as national day care and a minority govt for the libs to act. Makes me think you are more into the game and power and rather light on the promise part. Don't be so smug. We have all seen the polls and the libs need to get down to work together in this minority govt. Or is that not your game?

2/15/2007 8:37 p.m.  
Blogger Down & Out in L A a dit...

Yes. And I think people are being insensitive when they mock Alberta's request for additional federal funding to address climate change issues and the fiscal imbalance.

I'm sure a private member's bill, successfully passed, would do a lot to mitigate the hurt that Albertans are feeling today.

2/15/2007 11:47 p.m.  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

Antonio you're not even old enough to remember the gong show.

2/16/2007 10:04 a.m.  
Blogger godot10 a dit...

The main stream media was "laughing" at Stephen Harper's Clean Air Act last year.

They are "laughing" at Stephan Dion now because of Pablo's stupid stunt.

Look at the Globe and Mail (Climate Crisis Central) editorial today. John Ibbitson's commentary yesterday. Chantal Hebert in The Star.

Credibility is a precious thing.

The three pillars have become a single pillar looking an awful lot like the Liberals giving the country the finger.

Some Liberals seem to have missed that the issue has environment has moved passed the rhetoric stage. Pablo's law has seriously undermined the credibility of the Liberal Party and Dion on the environment with the informed voter and with the MSM punditry, and they have handed a gift to Harper.

I will be sending off e-mails to Liberal Senators to delay, amend, or kill Pablo's abomination.

Mark Holland proclaiming he was going to be the boss of Alberta, and now this.

Geez...what a horrible start for Dion.

2/16/2007 10:37 a.m.  
Blogger greyburr a dit...

Just remember that if the roles ever manage to be reversed that the same games can be played.So much for making a minority government work.Just gives the jaded public an opportunity to vote for a majority next time around and I don't think it will be from the opposition side of the house.

2/16/2007 11:02 a.m.  
Blogger Erik Sorenson a dit...

Yes, it's really nice to see the Liberals, Dippers and Blockheads serving Canadians, eh? NOT!!! Instead, playing little games.

And you are so proud of Pablo and his fellow opposition yahoos? Quite telling.

2/17/2007 1:15 p.m.  

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