Tuesday, December 20, 2005
A simple question for Stephen Harper.
These days, Stephen Harper seems to be parsing his words extremely carefully, assuring us that, no, he wouldn't invoke the notwithstanding clause to overturn same-sex marriage, and he wouldn't "oppose" it; no, he would just allow a free vote to decide the issue or some such nonsense.
To all of that, I dearly wish someone would ask Harper the following question: "If you had the power, or it came down to you and you had the single, deciding vote, would you choose to overturn Bill C-38?"
It's a simple and unambiguous question, and sidesteps all of the procedural nonsense regarding clauses and free votes and the like. It asks simply, "If you had the power, what would you do?" And a simple question demands a simple answer, no?