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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Trees held us in on all four sides so thick we could not see / I could not see any wrong in you, and you saw none in me.
— Woody Guthrie, Remember the Mountain Bed
September 12, 2005
Gomery Delayed?

Today’s news reports that the Gomery report may be delayed as far as February of next year. With Paul Matin’s standing commitment to call an election within 30 days of the release of the report, this puts the next federal election in the Spring of 2006.

Is anybody surprised by this delay? I doubt it had much to do with Martin - Gomery has shown little fondness for the man - but it was entirely predictable.

The government of Ontario’s rejection of the Muslim doctrine of Sharia Law will gain them more votes than it will cost them. In a modern, democratic and free societ such as Canada religion has no business shaping the laws of the country.

This is, in fact, one of my two beef’s with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms which enshrines “god” in the opening paragraph. Of course the American constitution does the same thing, but I’d like to think that the extra couple of centuries we had to write ours might have taught us a few things. Alas it’s there, and not likely to change.

Posted by skooter at 7:04 AM This entry is filed under Politics.

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