Comment 45115

By dsahota (registered) | Posted August 07, 2010 at 21:44:02

The federal Conservatives do really seem to like their method of floating ideas and then responding with a "oh, just kidding" after a public uproar. Remember changing the lyrics of the National Anthem, changing the definition of sexual assault back to rape in the criminal code, reducing the age of criminal responsibility from 12 to 10, etc etc?

I don't quite understand the purpose of this trial balloon strategy, as any one with the slightest understanding of the issues could have predicted the uproar (and presumably the loss of confidence in the government that accompanies it). In any case, I'm glad that the Conservatives have run away from this issue and will now hopefully be the partners they claim to be and let our democratically elected representatives decide the issue based on the facts of the report prepared by city staff.

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