Big Daddy’s law and order point man hitches up his pants in his best John Wayne manner, saunters out into the street and draws a line in the sand.
Tories warn Senate to pass violent crime bill – or else
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has warned the Liberal-dominated Senate to pass the Conservative government's omnibus crime bill this month or face the prospect of an election.
Why I do believe that them’s fightin’ words, Rob. Or are they?
But Liberal senators bristled at the deadline, and it's unclear if the Tories can force an election over the matter. The move appears to be a tactic by the Conservatives to step up pressure on the Liberals in a renewed attempt to cast their political foes as soft on crime.
It comes amid speculation the Liberals might bring down the minority government over the coming federal budget or the Afghan combat mission - both of which are less attractive election issues for the Conservatives than the anti-crime bill.
Oh my … colour me shocked that Big Daddy is once again trying to control every-fucking-thing in his typical bully-boy manner. You know, there are support groups for control freaks – I’m sure you can find one in your area.
Nicholson told the Senate committee on legal and constitutional affairs Wednesday to do "whatever it takes" to pass Bill C-2, the Tackling Violent Crime Act.
If that doesn't happen by the end of February, he said he will advise Prime Minister Stephen Harper that it's a confidence measure, "and I will put the matter in his hands."
But it's not clear how that would bring down the government since confidence rules don't apply to the Senate.
Ooopsie. Canada’s New Government™, kids, the party of law and order, transparency, accountability and making shit up for two whole years.