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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The ball in the Prime Minister's court

The Speaker's decision is pretty clear - when it comes down to it, the House has the right to insist on whatever documents it wants.  However, he's given the government two weeks to find an accommodation with Parliament about how to release these documents and still protect the national interest.

One of two things will happen now: 

The Prime Minister will take seriously the decision, and will begin to negotiate with the opposition leaders to find that middle path. 

Or, the Prime Minister will consider the two weeks an opportunity to play more games, trying to work around this decision. 

The first choice would be good for Canada.  The second would not.  Guess which one of these paths I think this particular Prime Minister will take?

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