Letter to Toronto Star editor re: Non-confidence motion in Parliament

May 12, 2005 by  

Toronto Star

May 12, 2005

Procedural `tricks’ postponed vote
A matter of political confidence

Opinion, May 11.

It appears that Professor Errol Mendes has allowed his politics to compromise his intellectual integrity. In asserting that “votes of confidence are grave matters that should not rest on procedural tricks,” he points the finger at the Opposition. Yet, surely his assertion applies with equal force to the government, which has used “procedural tricks” to postpone a vote of no confidence. The professor’s political bias is made most obvious by his lament that, “It is also troublesome that the opposition parties will soon get the chance to make a proper confidence motion …” Troublesome indeed.

Paul McKeever, Leader, Freedom Party of Canada, London, Ont.


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