If Conservative whip Jay Hill's latest column is any indication, there might not be anything in the Throne Speech worth voting against:
Each and every day we are drafting new important legislation we intend to introduce in the House of Commons later this month. This week, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson released draft legislation to combat the very serious and growing problem of identity theft. And Finance Minister Jim Flaherty released draft legislation to implement Registered Disability Savings Plans so that Canadians with disabilities will have access to improved financial support.
Sounds a bit bland so far, doesn't it?
If so, this would confirm rumors heard over the course of the summer that Tory calls for "new ideas" generated very little that was uncontroversial enough to be actionable. Indeed, a quick glimpse of the CPoC website, at least as it stands today, shows how little the Harper government is bringing to the table. So, a lot of bluster to cover up the fact they are birthing a mouse? Well, we shall see what the proposal to limit spending powers amounts to, but folks should remember that much of what Harper proposes can always be sent to die in the Senate.