His refusal to whip his caucus, as Michael Ignatieff has done with the Liberals, virtually assures the motion will fail and Bill C-391, which was introduced by Tory MP Candice Hoeppner to end the long-gun registry, will succeed.Gotta confess, I didn't think ol' Jacko had it in him.
Of course, the decision isn't entirely based on principle... the NDP stood to lose a whack of rural MPs.
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THE FARMER BOB RIFLE REGISTRY REVEALED:
Me: “Hello, I’m not a criminal so I have to report to you that I’ve moved.”Can we have our 2 billion dollars back now?
Constable on duty: “Huh?”
Me: “I legally own a rifle so I have to report to you that I’ve moved.”
Constable on duty: “Who said you have to do this?”
Me: “Your boss Chief Jack Ewatsky and Prime Minister Chretien.”
Constable on duty: “Well, I… uh are you sure?”
LAST WORD: The Dipper Dilemma
Charlie Angus, a New Democrat from Northern Ontario, has voted in favour of Ms. Hoeppner’s bill – and he is no fan of the gun registry.
He tells the story of an 84-year-old widow who wanted to register her dead husband’s firearm and was told she would first have to get a licence, after taking a course in how to use it, even though she never planned to fire the weapon.