Friday, May 18, 2007

CPoC: Undermining Democracy

I'll admit that much of what goes on in our parliament strikes me as badly managed stage play. The antics and shenanigans that go on in our government are often juvenile and stupid.

However, little makes me angrier than a party that sets out to undermine the very processes and structures that allow Parliament to work at all. In this case, Don Martin has published excerpts from the Conservative Party "playbook" for their behaviour in the house, as well as in committee.

The tactics are straight out of the US Rethuglicans.

Coming from a party that crowed about being more open, honest and accountable to the Canadian people, the Harper Cons are quickly showing themselves to be secretive, lying and dishonest to a degree that makes me almost long for Brian Mulroney. These guys aren't about democracy, they're about autocracy - as long as they are in control.

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