Sad fall of Tories' back bench

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By Andrew Coyne, PostMedia News, in Ottawa Citizen, 31 May 2012

Nobody gets killed for his beliefs in our democracy; nobody is jailed or beaten for speaking his mind. Nevertheless, there are moments when the curtain is pulled back, and we see the interplay of power and subordination in its rawest form (…)

Such a moment came and went last week with the reeducation of David Wilks. The Kootenay-Columbia MP had been caught on video telling his constituents of his concerns about the omnibus budget bill, that 425-page ransom note demanding MPs approve amendments to more than 60 bills at once, or bring about the government's defeat. (…)

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