How to manufacture a crisis

Last night, CTV reported that it has “learned” Karla Homolka will be eligible for a pardon this July and, according to its sources, she is likely to apply for one.

As noted previously, this apparent revelation has been a matter of public record for five years.

Alas, not until this past April did Mr. Harper’s government decide this was a cause for concern. And not until May did his government introduce legislation to deal with the issue. (And not until last week did the bill apparently reach second reading.)

So today, with the House set to adjourn tomorrow, his government is apparently quite concerned that legislation might not pass the House in time. And so now let the desperate demands and panicked proposals be traded.