Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Kill that bill

Thanks to bastardlogic for touting my post on the need to nuke C-484 last night. One possible upside to letting this debacle past first reading is of course the publicity that the measure has achieved. Waving the red flag in front of Canadians to alert them to what the Conservatives are trying to do by letting this bill see the light of day has merit for that reason alone. We may see more of this:
A new poll suggests women are making waves in voting intention, sweeping the Liberals into a slight lead over the Conservatives.

The Canadian Press Harris-Decima Poll put Liberal support at 33 per cent, compared to 30 per cent for the Tories nationally. The Liberals led the Conservatives in Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and B.C.
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Conservative strategists have been bedevilled by their failure to attract more support among women voters despite working hard to do so.

The poll suggests the Liberals have a wider advantage among women than at any time since the last election.

Thirty-six per cent of women polled said they would back the Liberals, compared to 26 per cent for the Tories.
"Bedevilled." Love it. Yes, women voters do not compute for the Conservative wonder boys. Hard to believe, Steve.

Now the opposition needs to kill C-484.