“The Tories’ house leader Jay Hill told QMI Agency the government has not agreed to allow members of the Bloc to review confidential documents related to the transfer of Afghan detainees.”
Haven’t said no; haven’t said yes.
“Bloc MPs would ‘have to swear allegiance to Canada and the Queen’ if they want access to sensitive information, said Manitoba Tory MP James Bezan. ‘If they are not prepared to do that, then I don’t see any way that we can give them the documents,’ he said.”
Take it away, M. Duceppe… (h/t Maclean’s)
I’m really fed up with the Cons’ sly frogbashing and the anglo media ignoring the Bloc altogether unless it’s to remind everyone of how the Bloc was part of the really scary coalition to replace Steve. Gosh, looking back on it, how terrible for Canada that would have been.
As someone who watches parliamentary committees on a regular to sporadic basis, I can tell you that many issues concerning social justice and individual freedom would get scant airing in committee if not for the dogged and fearless determination of Bloc committee members to ask hard questions of witnesses and not dither away their time scoring meaningless political points like our friend Bezan here. And they don’t take any crap from anyone.
Would they were a federalist party; I’d probably vote for them.