Thursday, December 4, 2008

He can run, but he can't hide

Pro-coalition rally on Parliament Hill after suspension of Parliament
Image thanks to
Dawg's Blawg

Conservative MP Michael Chong, in the final moments of debate in the House of Commons: Mr. Speaker, my question is, what would Robert Baldwin and Louis Hippolyte La Fontaine, two fathers of responsible government in Canada, two citizens, one francophone, one anglophone, who reached across the aisle to forge a consensus, two people who, out of the rebellions of the Upper and Lower Canada in the 19th century, argued that violence was not the solution but, rather, a redefined role for the legislative branch of government, one that would see the legislative branch as central to the political life of a nation, have said about the events that are transpiring in this House and outside of this House this week?