It is with great interest, I watch the impasse that parliament has gotten itself into in Ottawa. I am sure that for most of us, it is a very frustrating if not an educational experience to have to stand by and watch this example of a modern day “Nero fiddling while Rome burns”.
But the big question is, who is the incarnation of “Nero” in today’s drama? Is it the leaders of the opposition or is it Prime Minister Harper? For anyone that knows anything about parliamentary procedure it is evident that what the opposition is doing has lots of precedent and is constitutionally quite legal. Now it would seem to me that a leader of a minority Parliament would feel some obligation to have his ducks all in a row and know he had the support of the majority of the Members of Parliament before he came into the House with any statement or legislation that was going to be voted on. Any other tactic can only be looked upon as a form of Russian roulette with his mandate of leadership of our country.
What a shame that this man cannot work with the hand he is dealt to lead this great country that we live in.
Roger C. Buxton