Monday, January 28, 2008

It's Baaaaaack!

The Ethics committee reconvenes tomorrow, and a column by Geoffrey Stevens gives us some cause to be optimistic about its progress.

Stevens laments, as I did, the pruning of witnesses that was caused by Stephen Harper mandating that the public inquiry can't begin until the committee is finished. Stevens questions, as I did, the bully tactics of the Mulroney defense team.

But Stevens also says something I had not heard before:

The strategy behind the committee's hurry-up offence seems to be to bring in an early report recommending a full public inquiry; use the opposition's majority in the Commons to win adoption of that recommendation; and force the government into a much broader inquiry than it wants at a time when a general election may be on the horizon.


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