Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Speech by Jack Layton on prorogation of parliament

Speech by Jack Layton on prorogation of Parliament | NDP

This is an issue of trust and Canadians are telling us that Mr. Harper has crossed the line.

By closing the doors of the House of Commons, Mr Harper is trying to grab power that Canadians refused to give him.

He doesn’t have a majority. He just doesn’t get it.

He is telling Canadians that he won’t be held accountable –

On the war in Afghanistan and the clear evidence of a massive cover-up of the torture of detainees handed over to Afghan forces by the Canadian military.

On climate change and his failure, in Copenhagen, to represent the interests of the vast majority of Canadians.

On the economy and the stagnant, jobless recovery that his inept economic management has created.

He is refusing to let Parliament do its work

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