Friday, February 10, 2006

Harper reject MPs acting based on their Conscience

Harper during the election repeatedly talked about MPs being allowed to speak and vote their Conscience. Suddenly, now Harper takes steps against MP Garth Turner expressing (for over a year) his view that floor crossing is wrong. Link to Turner Site

Turner states,"This one MP came face-to-face with the party machine in a series of unhappy meetings including one tonight with the prime minister. I think it is now safe to say my career options within the Conservative caucus are seriously limited."

*** including one tonight with the Prime Minister ****

He continued to say, "Going from door to door turns a politician into a democrat. At least, it did for me. By the time I got to Parliament Hill, I was infused with the spirit of a new era in government, sated on the belief we would see freedom reign in the Chamber and that the days of subjugation of MPs by the prime minster’s office were numbered. I had swallowed with gusto promises of more free votes, more powerful committees of free-thinking MPs, more listening to the voters, and an elected and responsible Senate."

Conclusions: If you act without moral principals, purely to gain power in Cabinet (as Emerson as stated) it is okay for Harper to embrace you but if a Conservative MP acts based on his Conscience then you at in deep trouble.


At 4:30 PM, Anonymous Marta said...

As public cries for Emerson’s resignation grow, Vancouver-Kingsway-area MLAs David Chudnovsky, Gregor Robertson and Adrian Dix will host a public meeting for members of the community to share their views on Saturday, February 11.

WHERE: Sir Charles Tupper School

419 East 24th Avenue, Vancouver

WHEN: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Saturday, February 11


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