Things that the Conservative Party has done in the past two weeks to emphasize that their bill to eliminate the long-gun registry is strictly a Private Member’s one:
– created a targeted radio campaign to coincide with aforementioned billboards;
– started up a twitter account with two followers: PM Stephen Harper and Minister Jim Flaherty;
– went on the road with a bus tour of their own; and
In case you are wondering how that last item is relevant, ask yourself: how do you think PM Harper got all of his Conservative Quebec MPs to vote against the long-gun registry, despite the their constituents’ overwhelming support for it?
The only thing worse than teasing the hopes of Canadian hockey fans is playing political games with a public safety tool that is supported by police, women’s groups, emergency physicians and nurses. And victims. People should listen to them.
Posted By Oscar Alvarado
Posted Sep 14th, 2010