An interesting article in The Hill Times about how the minority government kept the Liberal Party from the much-needed revitalization of a very stale and dated political party.
The thesis is that because the Libs have had to worry about an election at anytime, they haven’t been afforded the luxury of the “safe” time a majority government would have allowed. That they have been always under the threat of an election so they have been unable to deeply cleanse themselves and reemerge a revitalized political force that is relevant today.
The only problem with this theory is that you have to assume the Liberals know that they need to re-exam themselves and I believe that they would rather pretend to change then actually do the very hard task of tearing down and rebuilding.
This statement from MP Wayne “Door Knob” Easter telling us how they sacrificed their own best interests to keep Canada from us dangerous Conservatives shows that the arrogant Liberals are not ready to look at themselves in the mirror. (see story here)
“It would have been easier for the Liberal Party had that been the case, but I think it would have been a disaster for the country, and I firmly believe that,” said Liberal MP Wayne Easter (Malpeque, P.E.I.). “I don’t think people really understand how much this guy, Stephen Harper, has turned this country backwards in so, so many areas.