Before I deny unanimous consent to the motion which will be introduced in the House of Commons today (and also to leave a record, in case the Government behaves responsibly and eliminates the need for me to do so), I think I ought to go onto the public record, explaining my reasons for denying my consent to the motion which will be presented today when the House begins its emergency sitting. I ought also to outline the changes which would have to be made, in order for me to give my consent.
Moreover, I need to explain why I turned up in the House of Commons at all today, despite a request from the Whips of all parties that their members stay away from the House of Commons, and notwithstanding the Prime Minister’s admonishment that Canadians “go home and stay home.” This second explanation will follow, after I have dealt with the first item.
Many political and societal views seem to work much like a pendulum: They get more & more extreme in one direction and then a critical mass of people gets fed up, pushes back, and everything swings in the other direction. But the question is, have things gotten too extreme yet or will there be more Clown World behavior in 2020? Interested in your thoughts, SDA readers.
So now we know. Now we know what happens when you declare war on democracy. Now we know the consequences of demeaning the largest democratic vote in a nation’s history. Now we know what becomes of a political class that sneers at voters, silences their democratic voice, and libels them as racist, xenophobic know-nothings who cannot be trusted with stewardship of the nation. You get punished. You get rebelled against. You get replaced. Last night, in those extraordinary election results, we witnessed the revenge of democracy.
Just wanted you to know that I received my gas bill today (first sizeable bill this winter from Enbridge/formerly Union Gas), wherein I have been charged the 13% H.S.T. (Ontario) on the Federal Carbon Tax.
Call me crazy, as you like, but that appears to me to be a tax on tax. Hell, I thought Doug Ford was going to do away with this kind of thing, which, as it happens, needs to happen, now!
It’s nothing but a grab, and the quicker everybody in Ontario understands this insanity, the sooner we’ll have a new country!
Bill Jacobson, founder and publisher of Legal Insurrection as well as a clinical professor of law and director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, shares his insights on Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College.
Imagine if Trudeau or Scheer had constantly made fun of Singh’s religion to hurt him politically—Demanding to know if he believed in reincarnation, if he REALLY thought God cares about haircuts etc. Would this be any different than hounding Scheer about what he thinks is “a sin?”