Conservative campaign co-chair John Reynolds is rattling his saber, threatening an imminent election:
Meanwhile, yesterday, Conservative campaign chief John Reynolds raised eyebrows when he said the federal government could fall within the next two weeks if the Liberals were to vote against bills that aim to get tough on crime.
"If they pass it, I say it's fine," Mr. Reynolds said on CTV Newsnet's Mike Duffy Live.Now, would that be some of the same crime legislation that the Liberals have been offering to fast-track since last fall and renewed two weeks ago, offers that have been ignored by a Conservative government more interested in electoral posturing that actually tackling crime?
"If they were to defeat it, I think you might see the Prime Minister say it's time to go to the people."
Dion said Friday a government claim of obstruction on justice bills is “one of the possible scenarios” for an election call — despite the fact the Liberals have renewed an offer made to the government last fall to fast-track half a dozen justice bills, or about half the justice legislation before Parliament, through the legislative process.
“They may find another way but I think they are trying to push us into an election,” said Dion in an interview Friday. “Otherwise, they would act with us in order to have the maximum number of bills ready right away and focus our work on the ones where we think their proposals are not helpful.
So, you were saying John? Rattle rattle.
I don't blame Reynolds though. He's probably distracted these days...
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