'Git 'er done' Tories trampling Parliament, foes say as summer recess begins

The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld

By Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 2012

Making a virtue of its critics' harshest broadsides, the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the massive omnibus budget implementation bill it jammed through the House of Commons last week is a symbol of strong, focused leadership in a troubled world. (...)

"It's quite clear that any voices out there that speak or prove that their narrative isn't correct are going to be suppressed or eliminated or attacked." Kennedy, who toiled under Liberal and Conservative governments for 36 years, said the Harper Conservatives "don't want to formulate a rationale to confront any narrative out there that is different than their own. They just want to eliminate it. (...)

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