Sunday, April 06, 2014
Sheila Fraser and the Attack of the Con Rats
I'm sure Sheila Fraser knew when she called the Con's Fair Election Act an "attack on democracy" that the Cons would come after her like a pack of rabid rats.
And sure enough, as I pointed out in my last post, the Cons are trying to smear her.
But if Pierre Poilievre, the leader of the rat pack, thought he could intimidate her, he must be very disappointed and very desperate.
Because there she was on CBC Radio today. Gently, but firmly, taking his bill apart again...
If you have the time you should listen to that interview, because the contrast between her reasoned arguments and the sleazy Con Tony Clement sneering about "so-called experts," couldn't be greater than between human and animal.
And her message couldn't be clearer:
The bill is an attack on democracy, it will disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Canadians, it will muzzle the Chief Electoral officer, it will make it easier to steal an election and get away with it.
And the best thing is, Fraser will also be testifying before a parliamentary committee this week. So her message, and her warnings, can only get louder, and be heard by more Canadians.
While Pierre Poilievre's stature continues to shrink, to the point that he's being mocked by just about EVERYBODY...
Even Jeffrey Simpson.
We have often been accused, quite maliciously, of being a group of political bullies for our use of closure, omnibus bills and overweening partisanship. We reject these characterizations completely.
Mr. Speaker, on a personal note, I am mindful of my relative youth. At 34 years of age, however, I am already a career politician, having done nothing else with my adult life. I therefore know a thing or two about elections.
Yup. It couldn't be working out better. Poilievre is becoming a bad joke.
He's never looked rattier...
His Great Leader has never looked porkier.
And their foul bill is becoming just another giant nail in the Con coffin.
But of course it's up to us to hammer it in. Because let's not forget that Sheila Fraser didn't just come forward to voice her own views.
She also braved the Con hordes, to urge all decent Canadians to speak out.
Some of them are already doing that all over the country...
And all of us must join them.
For what started out as a protest against a bad bill, is slowly turning into a revolt against the Con regime.
And what Sheila Fraser and other distinguished Canadians have started.
We will finish...
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