Today in Guy Fawkes analogies

Conservative MP John Williamson’s member’s statement this afternoon.

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot

On this day, in 1605, Guy Fawkes was apprehended trying to blowup Parliament and the sovereign. It was an act for which he paid a gory price. Mr. Speaker, we have a metaphoric and modern day Guy Fawkes. The Bloc Québécois, and it would seem the NDP, attempt to undermine the lawful order of this realm by removing essential elements of the Clarity Act which provides a rigorous process should any province wish to secede from our nation; namely, a clear referendum question and the need to achieve a decisive majority vote. They say that history often repeats itself and in today’s case, the schemers will be exposed in this House or foiled. Luckily for them, they will meet their demise at the ballot box and not on the scaffold. God save Canada.

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