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Linda McQuaig and an MP’s right to independence

Are we really all ready to accept differences of opinion?


 

Greg Fingas chastises those who would fuss over the differences between the views of Thomas Mulcair and Linda McQuaig on tax policy.

Simply put, there’s absolutely no contradiction between:
– a party leader promising that a given policy that will form part of the party’s platform; and
– a candidate holding the personal opinion that a particular different policy would produce superior outcomes, while nonetheless supporting the party in general.

So how should this principle be applied to Conservative MPs who want to see restrictions placed on access to abortion?


 

Linda McQuaig and an MP’s right to independence

  1. Under our system, if you want independent thought, you better sit as an independent.

    • Sad but true.

      • Unless you are Ignatieff and you don’t want your independent thoughts expressed. You then just ask for leader Dion to force you into doing the things you don’t want to do.

        Hahahahahaha! What a bunch of hypocrisy them Liberals weave together.

        • At least the Conservative opposition is capable of independent thought.

  2. Under our system, if you want independent thought, you had better emigrate.

  3. “So how should this principle be applied to Conservative MPs who want to see restrictions placed on access to abortion?”

    Or New Democrats who oppose same-sex marriage? Let’s ask Bev Desjarlais….

    • When New Democrats or Liberals muzzle their MPs, it’s good and progressive, because it’s in pursuit of a progressive cause. When Conservatives muzzle their MPs, it’s proof that Conservatives are evil. There’s a very important difference there.

      • Desjarlais was muzzled?

        Do tell.

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