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Edmund Burke

2009-12-22

Parliament will fight, and Parliament will be right

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In his article found here, conservative columnist Andrew Coyne writes that the Harper Government's reaction to the Afghan detainee abuse controversy and subsequent refusal to release the Colvin memos has precipitated into nothing less than a full blown constitutional crisis. Coyne writes that this crisis could lead to the House of Commons holding the Prime Minister in contempt of Parliament. He writes:

"What’s at stake here is nothing less than our system of government...We are not yet in a constitutional crisis over the government’s refusal to release the Colvin memos to Parliament, but we probably should be. A secretive and overbearing government has turned an ordinary political dispute into an extraordinary confrontation over the powers and privileges of Parliament. Unless some compromise is found, Parliament will fight, and Parliament will be right."

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Parliament will fight

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