10 May 2011

The New Separatistes

Now that the Dippers are a Quebec-based party... Jack has to sing for his supper...
NDP Leader Jack Layton promised Quebecers, during a weekend appearance on a popular talk show, that he would immediately try to apply the principles of Quebec's language laws to federally regulated industries.

Some political observers warn that bill would actually change little in Quebec - and, despite accomplishing little, would only serve to open the Pandora's Box of language disputes.
Who's the big, bad "wedge-issuer" now, huh? I mean, that's what this is, right?

In a majority government situation, Jack and the NDP have a better chance... (not to mention more of an interest)... in legalising prostitution... than passing this divisive private member's bill.

The NDP... as useful as grease nipples on an emu.


RELATED: It gets better...
union rules
While the NDP finds itself swamped with résumés for those 300 or so jobs, an equal number of staffers – largely from the Bloc Québécois and the Liberals – are suddenly out of work.

Unlike other parties that allow MPs to hire and fire staff largely at will, NDP staffers are unionized, meaning jobs must first be offered internally and decisions can be challenged.
Hmmm... does that mean we're gonna see NDP staffers regularly going out on strike?

And, say goodbye to the meritocracy...
The NDP describes itself as an employment equity employer. That means “women, persons of colour, aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons are encouraged to apply.”
The union, huh? That sounds so familiar...
A union official is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening MLA Jenny Kwan, her husband and their children and throwing feces onto the family’s roof, according to court documents filed Friday.
Hey... don't look at me... I didn't vote for them.