Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 14/9/2010 (2083 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It still never ceases to amaze how easily politicians can speak out of both sides of their mouths.
The debate over the gun registry has been over the edge for weeks now with both sides claiming facts that they cannot possibly back up, a majority of Canadians as supporters (which neither side has) and the higher moral ground.
Liberal House Leader David McGuinty – new to the job after Michael Ignatieff shuffled his shadow cabinet last week – this morning accused the Conservatives of Republican style divide-and-conquer politics and said they are using the gun registry to try and pick off eight to 10 more ridings.
Um. David. If that is wrong, then what is this?
The Liberals are trying to use their pro-gun registry stance to pull in voters in urban NDP ridings.
Manitoba MP Candice Hoeppner is targeting Liberal and NDP MPs who initially voted with her bill to kill the gun registry but who have either now changed their vote or are being urged to do so. The Liberals are targeting NDP MPs who voted to keep the registry not the ones that voted to kill it.
That is a purely political move if I ever saw one.