Monday, August 30, 2010

Olivia Chow is Absolutely Right About Harper Making Gun Registry a Wedge Issue. But She is Also Dead Wrong.

I really like Olivia Chow and I agree that Stephen Harper is trying to make the gun registry a wedge issue. However, it will only be a wedge issue if the NDP now allow it to be.

If their 12 MP holdouts are from rural Canada, and their constituents oppose the registry, they need to do a better job of convincing them just how important it is.

It only takes a few minutes and a computer to do it, so maybe they could set up clinics and help them through. I know many people living in rural communities who just don't understand what it means. They think the government wants to take their guns.

We don't want to cause a rift, where none exists. We've seen with the prison farm issue that urban Canada can work very well with rural Canada. Now we just need our politicians to build bridges and stop fuelling Harper's insanity.

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