Stephen Harper’s Conservatives launched an aggressive campaign, including radio ads and billboards, Monday to pressure the 20 opposition MPs who voted with the government to scrap the registry not to reverse their votes.This bill is a fraud and NDP members and its leader should not feel bound to follow the "tradition" of non-whipped voting.
This is a last-ditch effort by the Tories to ensure the registry dies. It comes on the eve of a crucial vote on the controversial program’s future scheduled for next Wednesday in the House of Commons.
Update: Common sense seems to be prevailing. There is no reason on God's earth that the NDP can't both support the registry and call for reform. It makes a Hell of a lot more sense than voting to scrap it and then calling for reform. That position is, quite frankly, stupid. Recommend this Post