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...rambling rants, thoughts and musings on mostly political topics - from your late night blogger.

Friday, February 03, 2006

What happened to 'working together'? 
(en francais)

This should be interesting to watch develop. If Senators Hays and Banks follow through with their tough talk, it may actually give the Conservatives the spark needed to begin the process of Senate reform. It may only be some small incremental reforms, but at least it's a start. The last vestiges of Liberal arrogance may yet again be the author of their downfall. Very fitting indeed.
Libs' last defence
Link Byfield

Though not elected, the Liberal-dominated Senate can veto any legislation, including even a budget, sent up from the House of Commons.

This could fatally harm the new minority government, which has at most two years to prove Conservatives govern better.

The power of delay is now deadly, and Dan Hays and Tommy Banks intend to use it.

Hays, the new Opposition leader in the Senate, said on Wednesday he will represent the 15% of Albertans who voted Liberal.

That was seconded by Senator Banks.

"To be rude," he said, "you can't get rid of me. The prime minister can't get rid of me. That's the whole point of the Senate -- it's not subject to the whims of the day."

Paul Synnott at 7:41 a.m.    | en francais | Go to Top|

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