Thank God for the NDP. It’s all we have left of the momentous attempts to gain some semblance of worker control of the economy. Monstrous egos, stoked by the fires of neo-liberalism stalk Ottawa. Mr Harper must have an encounter bat at home so he can shout and scream all that is unfair in the world out of himself. So damn close!, he must rage; so damn close to having full power and yet he has to endure the torture of Mr Dion peering at him in stunned amazement, agreeing with him and then turning around and bringing up the Cadman thing.
“For the first time in Canadian history, a sitting prime minister has threatened to sue the leader of the official opposition. Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Calgary Southwest, Alta.) has served Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion (Saint Laurent-Cartierville, Que.), Liberal deputy leader Michael Ignatieff (Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Ont.) and Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale (Wascana, Sask.) with a notice of libel, and in addition to that, the House has experienced several other threats of lawsuits resulting in many apologies.” 1
I don’t even have a TV anymore because I cannot stand even the laugh tracks on commercial TV let alone what passes for content. So, I wonder, Is Air Farce still skewering Mr Harper? May I suggest the encounter bat scene – (the foam bats designed to pound into a pillow to release rage) – while risking offense toward those of us who have used the things.
Joe Comartin, NDP MP has called for an election in remarks made to Bea Vongdouangchanh of the Hill Times. With threats of lawsuits flying everywhere he is concerned that judges will be in the position to make rulings that will appear political. there should be an election. For, what we have for democracy is elites in Ottawa forming policy and making alliances, that while publicized, leave citizens as mere spectators – at least those of us with our heads above the laugh tracks.