The Day It All Changed Back

Last Thursday, the day after the House of Commons was terrorized by an armed intruder; there was perhaps unprecedented camaraderie among elected Members.  Understandably shaken by the proximity that all caucuses were to live fire, the party leaders embraced each other in a show of solidarity for each other and a country requiring reassurance. This morning, one week later, the government moved time allocation for Bill C-43, Economic Action Plan 2014; for approximately the 80th time this Parliament, the Government moved to limit debate on an important piece of legislation.  I know it was too optimistic and naïve to hope that goodwill among men would last until the Christmas break. Worse, the government appears prepared to move ahead using its majority, rather than consensus and cooperation, to beef up Canada’s security forces.  The Opposition parties have offered to work collaboratively with the government to ensure that privacy rights and civil…