Its eleven bills, six of which are likely to get fast-tracked after review over the weekend by the opposition (Bloc and NDP) house leaders since they are based on work already done just need to be spot checked. The rest deserve the attention that is due to them and the reality of it is that takes time. That's FIVE acts of parliament that need to be reviewed by one committee. Harper's not the fricking Pharoah and shouldn't be expecting everything he writes on the back of a napkin to be treated like its scripture.
He's just posturing.
Steven posturing? Say it isn't so.
I won't try to act like I know something about Parlimentary dealings, because I don't. The only thing I remember from school was "Robertsons Rules" or something to that effect.
So I can only go by what I read in the paper, after filtering three different papers to get an unbiased view of the event,lol.
So are the opposition leaders stalling bills, that the common man/woman would liketo see enacted, like reforming some of the lax laws, and such. Or is oh so even Steve, really just making sound bites to boost his position in the polls.
I don't know which act is which, but the idea of committees is they are SUPPOSED to take time since they are the forum for representitive interests to appear in parliament and make their case known. These things really DO take time.
The Senate complaint is rather misleading itself since the Conservative Senators themselves have some 50 amendments they want to introduce. Besides, I do think its responsible of them to wait on Kingsley's report on the Conservative policy convention tallies since it impacts directly on the significance of several parts of the new Act.
I kinda LIKE having the old farts poking around the hill. Keeps the whipper-snappers in line. Not that I can't be talked out of it but just like a good act of Parliament, there's no hurry.
Almost one third of the minority Conservative government’s legislative agenda – 11 of 34 bills – is focused on justice issues. This constitutes the single largest redrawing of Canada’s criminal code in a generation and deserves careful examination. It also presents an enormous challenge for the House Standing Committee on Justice, which is called upon to study these bills.
It's not the responsibilty of official opposition to support the entire program of the government. Two thirds of Canadians did not vote for this government. The Liberal government can't expect to walk in and simply propose its own program that only one third of Canadians supported and expect everyone's going to vote for it.