For [Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative MP Ron Cannan], prorogation is an opportunity for the Conservative government to concentrate on the economy by implementing the next phase of its economic stimulus program and prepare a new budget.
If parliament was in session then the opposition parties could vote non-confidence and force an election before those tasks are complete.
“That’s what we don’t want,” said Cannan.
Yeah. Fucking democracy getting in the way and everything. Pain in the ass.
(Wag of the tail to BCL.)
AH, THE DELICIOUS IRONY: How about this?
“We have a government that is focused on the economy, focused on safer streets and focused on research and development,” [Industry Minister Tony] Clement said. “If you don’t agree with that, which is your right, then you can vote us out of office. That’s democracy.”
Well, we'd love to, Tony, but it's kind of tacky to throw down that kind of gauntlet after one of your own party members has admitted that prorogation was inflicted on us to deprive us of that very privilege.
Nice try, though.