Can we give Gilles Duceppe less attention, please?
I'm rather sick and tired of seeing Gilles Duceppe debating with the other party leaders. And now Stephen Harper wants a one-on-one debate with Duceppe. I wish it was the other way around. Let's NOT invite Duceppe to the debates, and please, let's not engage him at all. He revels in this sort of attention.
National Unity is a huge issue. Yet, we have Paul Martin and the Liberals turning it into a farce. First, they 'used' the one program to keep Quebec in Canada for partisan political affairs (the sponsorship scandal). Gee, they could have stolen money from fisheries. Nope, they had to use a National Unity Program. This is tantamount to treason, no? Now, Paul Martin has elevated National Unity to a stage play, where he can pretend to be an actor delivering lines in English, but not French. Please, spareme the theatrics.
Not to be undone, Stephen Harper then goes on to tell us that the solution to keeping the country together is to weaken the federal government - give more money back to the provinces, and allow Quebec to represent itself at international conferences. In effect, he is telling Duceppe that he has been right all along.
This is a dangerous game, and Martin and Harper should both be ashamed.