Monday, October 19, 2009

On last chances

It's undoubtedly for the best that the NDP is highlighting the need to get its Climate Change Accountability Act passed to set out the position of Canada's democratically-elected MPs before the Copenhagen summit.

But I do have to wonder if an apparent focus on a Con vote to delay the bill figures to be a particular good use of the NDP's efforts. Is there a lot of risk that the Libs - who have voted for the same bill and its predecessors before - are suddenly going to line up on the opposite side of the issue? And if not, shouldn't the NDP be doing most of its work on getting the bill through the Senate (which is where it's stalled before) and having it respected by the Con government, rather than on votes which should be relatively easy ones?

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