Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Define "Democratic Reform"

You knew when Harper appointed Pierre Pepperpot to his cabinet as minister for democratic reform, something remarkably undemocratic was bound to follow.  And so it has.

Pipsqueak Pollivre has struck, opining that the very provinces that forged our confederation need not approve of the most undemocratic government in Canada's history's plans to remake the Senate.

Anything short of abolishing the Senate can be done, in house, by the federal government without provincial consent claims the miniscule member for Kanata.  No need to re-open the constitution, claims Pollivre.  Steve can do as he bloody well likes.

Of course, if Petie Poll is correct, then every future prime minister with a majority or coalition government could remake the Senate in her image also.  What joy!

I associate myself with the views of a fellow blogger who declared he would put Pollivre on his personal, "Top 5" enemies list because "the little twerp is such a dick."


Rene said...

Precisely, he has as they say in Quebec "une face à fesser dedans" which roughly translates as "a malicious face which invites a punch", or per proper dictionary definition " un visage exprimant tellement la suffisance, la malice ou la perversité qu'il suscite chez les autres une réaction agressive"... Not for nothing has he been compared to Wormtongue...

The Mound of Sound said...

Rene, I cannot thank you enough for that contribution.

The Mound of Sound said...

In German, the word is "Backpfeifengesicht. The meaning is a face in search of a punch.