ews from Mexico of a Canadian woman’s 18-month (formerly indefinite) incarceration without representation by her Canadian government was only one of two items this week illustrating a long-standing pet peeve I have with the Conservatives’ crime & punishment agenda. Now, the Conservative house-leader (in the Canadian House of Commons) has cancelled debate on a resolution that would have seen more power granted the back benches to speak on behalf of Canadians, and represent their constituents in favour of rushing through debate on a hastily-drafted anti-terrorism bill that seems little more than taking political advantage of the tragedy in Boston.
- Globe & Mail: Tories use Boston Bombing to Speed Up Vote on Counter-Terrorism Bill
- CTV News: RCMP Arrest 2 In Connection with Alleged Terror Plot (in Canada)
- Hopefully, my country(wo)men are getting as tired of this as I am! (That, and the latest attack ads which put the new Liberal Party Leader, Justin Trudeau in the cross-hairs of Conservative pre-election spending.)
ll of Canada stands with our US brethren, once more, at this time of crisis…