Just so you really understand what happened here, it was Stephen Harper and no one else that wiped out that appointments commission. Today's Globe headline had it exactly right: "Harper kills appointments commission." Harper. No one else. Stephen Harper.
As that article points out, the appointments commission was indeed "a key part of [Harper's] new ethics package" so, if it was really that important to him, he could have made it happen. One possibility would have been simply to nominate someone who was minimally acceptable to the opposition parties, which should not have been that hard.
But, as I mentioned earlier and as POGGE so significantly explained, that committee's vote was non-binding. If Harper really wanted an appointments commission, he could have had one, regardless of that committee's vote.
That commission was not killed by partisan wrangling or opposition obstructionism or anything even remotely similar. It was killed by Stephen Harper, who promised it as part of his campaign, and then broke his promise for cheap political gain.
Which means all you whiny little fucks can shut the hell up about this, OK?
BRAIN CELL, MEET OTHER BRAIN CELL. Oh, this is just tail-wagging good. Commenter "Christian Conservative" tries for clever snark and fails spectacularly. Feel free to check out that original article I panned, and start reading the comments. That's it, keep reading, until you get to Christian Conservative's seventh comment, where we read:
I stand corrected, according to CTV... it wasn't the commission itself they opposed, it was just the nominee.
Now imagine, if you can, how dense you have to be to have written that much on that particular topic, without ever realizing that the opposition committee members weren't voting against the creation of the position, they were simply voting against Harper's nominee for that position.
I may have to invent whole new adjectives just for the occasion.