Thursday, September 23, 2010

Congrats To The NDP On Gun Registry Vote

Turns out they were able to employ persuasion over the party whip, thus giving those MPs who might really be in tough next election a chance to look principled, while safe-seat folks like Stoffer could afford to switch sides. A bit more flexible than the LPoC approach, and even a little bit sneaky, which we appreciate in this corner.

Now onto the economy, where some economists--but I can't find the link--are predicting a negative GDP number for July.


Terry said...

The vote would have failed had Iggy not whipped his caucus. You seem to forget, which is Harper's brainwashing effect, that the reformatorts were forced to vote with threats of chains and whips if any went offside. Harper didn't have the guts to make it a government bill.

George Young said...

"Economic output is expected to start the second half of the year on decidedly weak footing following the healthy 0.2 per cent advance recorded in June," said David Tulk, strategist at TD Securities.

"It is likely that real GDP will contract in July," said Tulk.

R. G. Harvie said...

Welcome to Torontistan.

Gene Rayburn said...

Shorter RG Harvie: Wahhh!!! Not Fair!!!

larry laurant said...

It's Toronto's fault?

So what... is it Calgary's fault for this disaster of a government?

When did we start blaming cities for things?

Peter said...

When did we start blaming cities for things?

In Toronto's case, about 1867.