Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Screw This Bullshit

In the light of this latest example of the harpercons' utter contempt for Canada's system of parliamentary democracy, it seems pertinent to mention this:

Although they can send for certain persons, standing committees do not have the power to punish a failure to comply with their orders in this regard. Only the House of Commons has the disciplinary powers needed to deal with this type of offence.[151] If a witness refuses to appear, or does not appear, as ordered, the committee’s recourse is to report the matter to the House.[152] Once seized with the matter, the House takes the measures that it considers appropriate.[153]

What other response is there but an election? Which we should also have, but let's punish some anti-democratic vermin while we're at it.

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