Horse-trading for dummies
I'm curious to know exactly what the Conservative party seeks to gain by delaying the final vote on Bill C-38 until the fall. The votes of MPs are not going to change over the summer.
Frankly, I think that if the deal currently floating about (a delay on C-38 in exchange for passage of C-48 "the NDP budget") will bite the Conservatives on their collective asses more than if they allowed the two votes to happen now, opposing both.
I can just picture the Conservative campaign in Ontario now... "Well, we're not fiscally conservative enough to really want to take a firm stand on the NDP budget bill, but look how we dug in our heels against same-sex marriage!" Yup, I think that will win over the voters who are thinking of following Belinda Stronach to the Liberals.
For goodness sakes, let's have the votes on same-sex marriage and the budget now, so we can all get on with enjoying our summer! Recommend this Post