Monday, December 11, 2006

Dion to Follow Through

Good to see the new Liberal leader already confirming that he's going to follow through on a promise, even if it's one I don't entirely agree with.

As an alternative to this, I'd propose a different plan, though it would be legislative, not simply the prerogative of a party leader. I would propose that each riding elect both a male and a female MP. That way, no one has to worry about a more qualified candidate losing the nomination because of their gender - and we would get total gender parity in the House. Win-win.

6 Comments:

At 12/11/2006 6:23 PM, Blogger CuriosityCat said...

Brilliant!

You have cut the Gordian knot.

 
At 12/11/2006 8:20 PM, Blogger Fraser Macdonald said...

Cut the Gordian knot AND solved our long-standing problem of too little bureaucracy! I'm surprised I didn't think of it myself.

Also, it's nice to see that someone is so happy a Liberal kept a promise that it doesn't matter if it's a wrong decision.

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At 12/11/2006 8:44 PM, Blogger Miles Lunn said...

An interesting idea. That has never been used electorally, but for the Citizen's Assembly in BC, they used this. My only concern is I am not sure I want to see the number of MPs doubled, but neither do I want larger ridings. A better solution might be to take a mid way point meaning more MPs but fewer ridings, say 250 ridings and 500 MPs.

 
At 12/12/2006 1:27 AM, Blogger Clear Grit said...

Also, it's nice to see that someone is so happy a Liberal kept a promise that it doesn't matter if it's a wrong decision.

It's nice when politicians keep their promises, even if I disagree with them, yeah. You guys are going to have a hard time finding things to attack Dion with. In fact, thus far, it seems the only play you've been able to make is that he has dual-citizenship. If that's the best you can do, I'm not impressed.

 
At 12/12/2006 2:16 AM, Blogger Fraser Macdonald said...

I'll be happy to attack him on his horrible record as a cabinet minister, the fact that he's flip-flopped on everything he's done so far, and his new women's quota system. His best attack so far is repeating the word "neo-conservative" which I'd love to hear him define.

He seems to be a nice guy, so I almost feel bad trashing him, but Harper is a nice guy and can't get a break, so Dion won't get any space from me.

 
At 12/12/2006 2:21 AM, Blogger Clear Grit said...

"Everything he's done so far?" He hasn't even done anything yet, he's only been leader for just over a week!

Also, good luck attacking his time as a cabinet minister. The Clarity Act is, after all, his greatest achievement - you should have fun attacking him on that.

 

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