David Kilgour is another Independant MP in the House of Commons. He’s pet-peeve is Darfur and Canadas’ lack of commitment.
Being an Independant, obviously Davids vote is a crucial one.. so do you think there is any connection between him and todays announcement of $170 million of extra aid for the African Union peacekeeping forces to go along with the 100 soldiers Canada is sending to Darfur? Of course there is.
Paul Martin needs every vote he can get. That’s why he made the deal on the budget with the NDP and that’s why he is introducing this aid package for Darfur.
It’s sad that the people of Darfur are being used as pawns in this most ridiculous game of chess in Ottawa. But such is life. At least if the Budget passes and the aid and troops are sent, then some good will have come of all this.
More and more it appears that no good *can* come out of Ottawa these days. If Duceppe and Harpers goal was to get everyones attention by shutting down the House of Commons (for the 2nd day in a row) and acting like children in a place of dignity and office of Honour then they have certainly succeeded.
I just hope it spurs Canadians into voting when the time comes. I fear it will have the exact opposite effect.
“Honourable Member of Parliament” my ass.