Thursday, June 14, 2007

Great line of the day 

From Scott, talking about the federal budget. First, Scott reminds us of Flaherty's budget speech:
"the long, tiring, unproductive era of bickering between the provincial and federal governments is over"
Then Scott reviews all the recent bickering:
I wonder if Flaherty really believed what he was saying when he said that now infamous line in his Budget speech. Harper still has not held a First Ministers meeting with the provinces 18 months into his “new government” mandate. Besides the aforementioned Budget squabbles, you also have several provinces objecting to Harper’s proposed piecemeal Senate “reform”. Relations between provinces and the feds were never this bad under any recent Prime Minister that I can think of - not Chretien or Martin, and not even Trudeau or Mulroney in the midst of their constitutional crises.
You’d almost think Harper and the Conservatives were doing this on purpose to try and prove that Canada is ungovernable. They’re doing a fine job of showing that right now, and most of it is of their own doing.
Emphasis mine.

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