Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Day Rona Ambrose Stared Into The Abyss
It was only Rona Ambrose's third Question Period as Leader of the Opposition.
And there she was yesterday, trying to look like she's really in control of her shattered party, that she knows what she's doing.
And that she's the steady hand on the wheel of the Con shipwreck.
Only to suddenly seem to lose it, and let out a primal scream.
And who can blame her? For she must have stared into The Abyss, and finally realized that electoral reform will KILL the Cons.
And now she's desperate.
During question period Wednesday, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose warned Trudeau to be "very careful" in assuming his election victory gives him a mandate to make significant democratic changes. She demanded Trudeau hold a referendum before making "fundamental change" to Canada's voting system.
"When you change the rules of democracy, everyone gets a say," she said.
I mean can you believe that? Rona Ambrose having the nerve to lecture Justin Trudeau on democracy, after having belonged to the most anti-democratic regime in Canadian history.
And even though the idea of a referendum was first floated by Pierre Poilievre, who never bothered to consult with any Canadians when he changed the election rules with his infamous Unfair Elections Act.
And tried to poison our democracy.
So the Liberals don't owe the Cons ANYTHING.
And besides, as Skippy Poilievre had to be instructed at the time, in our democratic system referendums don't have the force of law.
A government may choose to have a referendum (which isn’t really part of our parliamentary system or culture), but it cannot make the results binding on itself or future governments. For that to happen, it would have to be part of our Constitution, which it is not and never has been.
Poilievre has to know that he cannot enshrine referendums in the law. Parliament cannot give away its power and duty to govern to referendums. Future elected governments cannot have their hands tied by requiring referendums to govern or change laws.
You can’t pass a law – as Skippy suggests – to give away any of Parliament’s power to “the will of the people” through a referendum on voting, abortion, the death penalty or electing a dog catcher.
So Justin Trudeau doesn't have to hold a referendum. He can hold one if he wants.
But whatever the result, he can still ram electoral reform through Parliament with the force of his mandate and his glorious majority.
And screw the Cons beyond recognition, and for all time.
Or bulldozer them into oblivion...
Which is what history has called upon him to do.
But since the Cons are clearly going to put up a lot of resistance, and make frightful screeching and moaning sounds, as they literally fight for their lives.
And since they will have the support of the Con media who will also be blasting bullshit out of every orifice.
Trudeau should bring up his big gun.
No, not the one he waved in the faces of the Cons.
And be prepared to show the Cons no mercy.
Pulverize them. Take no prisoners.
Fate has given him the chance to destroy them.
And he should seize it with both hands...
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