Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Reason for change

Today's revelations about the Cons' CFIA dismantling and the resulting Maple Leaf recall obviously contradict everything the Cons have said about food safety. But in an interesting sense, they also offer some possible support for the Cons' position on another issue in the news: namely, the Harper government's interpretation of its fixed election date legislation.

After all, surely even the most skeptical observer would have to agree that a fixed election date shouldn't prevent a government which has contributed to multiple deaths and a national food panic and then lied to cover its tracks from resigning in disgrace, never to darken the political scene again. So let's offer Harper this much of an out: if he's willing to accept that's why he should put an end to his stay in power, then he has every reason to do so.

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