Monday 30 August 2010

The Long Gun Registry

So much ado about so little!

You get a firearms license after you've proved you know about gun safety, just as you get a driver's license after you've proved you can drive safely.

You register your firearm after you've bought one, just as you register your car after you've bought it.

Is that such a difficult concept to understand? For anyone, regardless of where they live or what they do? Or do the people who want to abolish the long gun registry also want to do away with automobile registrations?

Is basic intelligence really such a difficult concept for so many Canadians?

Wednesday 11 August 2010

More on Tony Clement's Census Debacle

Today, someone in Tony Clement's office blinked on the Census mess. First, Tony announced the obvious response to the neo-cons' supposed problem with the jail threat in case of a non-return of the mandatory census forms (you'd think with their "law & order" fixation they'd love throwing people in jail). Then, he moved questions about language from the long form to the short form which will remain mandatory.

So, by shifting the language questions to the mandatory short form, poor Tony Clement has agreed that voluntary forms do not produce valid statistical data. Otherwise, why would he have shifted the questions? Is there no one on Clement's staff who's intelligent enough to see that?

Clement was a disgrace under the Harris neo-cons in Ontario 10 years ago, and he's still a disgrace in the Harpocrisy government of today. Get thee to a nunnery, Tony! (with my apologies to William Shakespeare)