Neither the Conservatives nor the NDP really give me hope for the future of Canadian democracy. Apparently it has become acceptable now to the NDP to muzzle other parties in a debate, as seen by their hogging of most of the response time. Bob is right, this ain’t Jack’s NDP anymore. It’s something different. Something more authoritarian, just as I expected from Mulcair as noted a post or two ago.
Rae isn’t far off the mark when he called Mulcair “mini-Harper” given the budget shitshow. Their excuse for not letting the Liberals speak was that they would apparently agree with the budget.
Whether the Liberals agree with the budget or not, (they are voting against it), does not matter. What matters is that all differing viewpoints are heard. Yes, all viewpoints, and as many MPs as possible; not just Peter Julian.
I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it, motherfuckers.