Forget about prorogation. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Remember that. In order for you to assimilate this message, for every new person joining Facebook, we will send out another cabinet minister to tell you to swallow your gold fillings. The watchword for today is FEAR.
Greg's note: Fear is all the Conservatives have left. Nothing else seems to be working. Don't underestimate this tactic. It worked for the Republicans for years.
Instant Update: My favorite section of the Globe article:
After cabinet discussions earlier this week, Conservative ministers yesterday attempted to allay public fears about boarding aircraft. But without elaborating, they also said they have obtained “two or three” new intelligence tips concerning serious threats since the failed Christmas Day attack.None of the threats were aimed specifically at Canada and none of them has led to any concrete action on the part of the government. However, they do make for really, really good distractions for a government looking to distract voters from its bad behaviour. Recommend this Post
None were described as an imminent threat to Canada, and none have apparently led the government to take measures any tougher than the airport-scrutiny regimen imposed on Dec. 26. (emphasis mine)