Moreover, the media has been making some positive comments on Dion’s speeches. It seems Dion’s speaking is improving and that is great news! Dion also says Canadian Liberals will be ready to fight and win an election campaign. I think the National Post may have a more realistic perspective on that statment with their catchy headline today, “So Not Ready”
There has been some important work taking place in the House of Commons. When the Cons are grotesquely wrong, (e.g. climate change, Kelowna Accord) the opposition pats the Cons on the head, executes a re-direction technique and rewrites their dubious legislation. The CBC quotes McGuinty,
It took an opposition team effort to get this job done, but the media is reporting that Harper and the Cons may be getting ready to oppose or delay it, which could trigger an election.
I don’t think it makes a lot of sense for the Cons to be posturing for an election when several of their key people are involved in emerging criminal investigations. For those who haven’t had a chance to visit Accidental Deliberations today, there is an interesting post that identifies the conflict of interest between Day and the RCMP.
“That said, there’s at least as much need for public clarification as there was during the income trust debacle in 2005. And if the RCMP is scared into silence until Day passes judgment on the pension issue, that may be the most dubious end result of all.”
The CBC reports,
There does appear to be a conflict of interest here, no matter how “hands off” Day is pretending he will be. Day should step aside and let someone else head up the Public Safety Ministry until the RCMP finish their investigation.