Saturday, November 24, 2007

Reid: So it seems that a Parliamentary committee can hold a gun to the head of a Minister

This is the most insane thing I think I've ever heard with respect to the workings of the Canadian government.

But I was watching Duffy and was gobsmacked to hear that the Parliamentary Ethics Committee, in it's zeal to start a whichhunt, can ORDER Minister Nicholson to override Schrieber's extradition. If they do, and he doesn't, he is in contempt of Parliament. This, in my opinion, is no different than hijacking a plane.

What's the point in having Ministerial discretion if the Minister can have the discretion taken away from a Parliamentary Committee carrying out a partisan agenda of the Opposition?

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