Wednesday, September 10, 2008

let me see if I've got this straight...

Apparently Prime Minister Stephen Harper's rationale for not wanting Elizabeth May of the Green Party to participate in the leadership debates (and for threatening to not participate himself if she's there) is that she shows evidence of working too closely with another political party for the sake of common agenda (in this case a more sustainable approach to the economy/environment) that they consider to be important.

Funny - I thought that's why we elected MPs and sent them to Ottawa in the first place.

Silly me. Carry on.

UPDATE... the next day...

Apparently Harper and Layton have now changed their minds, and will debate May after all. Once again, it seems, it can be done - the public, WAY ahead of the politicians on this one, spoke up loud and clear and had an impact. Is it too much to hope this may mark a significant turning point? Maybe... but here's hoping.


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