Friday, February 20, 2015

At Issue - Harper's Terror Bill

I happened to catch last night's At Issue Panel discussing Harper's (anti) terror legislation, Bill C-51. One of the interesting points that emerged was that although polls show the vast majority of Canadians seem to support this legislation (based, I suspect, on little or no knowledge of what it contains), another poll shows that Canadians put at the top of their concerns jobs and the economy. This led to the observation that simply because Canadians back the bill does not readily translate into a vote for the Harper regime in the next election.

All in all, an interesting parsing of the politics surrounding Bill C-51 by Andrew Coyne, Chantal Hebert and Jennifer Ditchburn.


  1. Excellent convo, thanks Lorne. One thing stuck out is that i see Trudeau still reads from a script. I often wonder how much of what we see is him and how much is of his handlers.

    1. That's a very good point, Kev. He frequently seems to speak without conviction, but then, of course, he is not unique in that ;)