The battle over whether the Tories are stonewalling on the costs of their justice legislation has morphed into a broader debate over Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s secretive and controlling approach to running government. Last week, Commons Speaker Peter Milliken issued a historic rebuke to the Conservatives for flouting the will and rights of Parliament by refusing to provide sufficient details of its agenda to the Commons.
– Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail (article here)
It’s refreshing to hear that at least a few individuals working within the political sphere are still working to uphold the principles our democracy is based upon – yet the lack of critique or concern about the sorry state of the “Harper government” as they so branded themselves is very disconcerting. I don’t claim to be an expert on Canadian politics – in fact, I would venture to say I’m far, far, from an expert and have much to learn – I still think it is my responsibility as a citizen to stay informed and be aware of what’s happening on Parliament Hill. What will it take the rest of the Canadian population to do so as well?