Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Defending Duceppe?

J'aurais jamais cru....

It's not usually my thing to defend Bloquistes, but upon reading letters to the editor in the English Canadian media, I feel compelled to say something. It appears that some people would like to ascribe treasonous motives to M. Duceppe for his threat to topple the government over the Afghanistan mission. I can't help but wonder if he would be vilified if he were a federalist. What is so bad about asking for a clarification of the Canadian Forces' mission? Surely we would all like to know exactly what are troops are doing there and M. Duceppe is perfectly justified in belabouring the point during QP.

I'm not too sure what's going on here, but when the NDP questions the mission, it's regarded as naivete, but when the Bloc asks questions that most Quebecers regardless of language would like to have answered, he is abandoning our troops and disappointing our allies. I can't speak for others, but I find this double-standard very disturbing.


At 11:56 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best way to deal with Harper is to agree the issue is politicized, because that is exactly what the MPs in Parliament are there to do: practise politics, as the voters appointed them to do.

And part of that is making sure that the mission of the Afghanistan venture is properly thought out.

At 1:09 p.m., Blogger Sinestra said...

Quite. Harper doesn't like other MPs doing their job. 'playing politics on the backs of Canadian soldiers' is hardly what Duceppe did.


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