For a man trying to be more popular not less this is the wrong move. Ignatieff will lose votes and MPs
ON, ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS AND HUNTERS–(Marketwire – June 2, 2010) – Honourable Michael Ignatieff, M.P.
Leader of the Official Opposition
House of Commons
Dear Mr. Ignatieff:
The fact that the Liberal party had to whip the vote when Bill C-68 was passed to ensure that party members stayed in line, and will again whip the vote on C-391, a private member’s bill no less, is a clear indication that despite all of the rhetoric, that unanimity does not exist within the Liberal caucus. Instead of recognizing the rights of individual members to vote their conscience, and more importantly, their right to vote in the best interests of their constituents, they are forced to toe the party line and continue to support a badly flawed, horrifically expensive and highly divisive long gun registry that has not saved lives, and has not enhanced the public safety. This win at all costs/scorched earth policy ignores all of the obvious signs that the program has been a dismal failure, and demonstrates conclusively that common sense and fiscal responsibility have been sacrificed at the altar of philosophical adherence.