After the bad press the Government of Canada received in the international community and at home, the Harperites appear to be changing their minds on Kyoto and proceeding to the second phase. One must wonder if the decision has anything to do with citizen action in Edmonton and Regina.
And the Harper is doing some serious back-peddling on the issue of media attendance at the repatriation of fallen Canadian soldiers. That’s most certainly because of the words of Capt. Nichola Goddard’s father:
“I would like to think that Nichola died to protect our freedoms, not to restrict them. I cannot support the privacy decision. There was room on the tarmac for a military videographer and a still photographer. They did not intrude on our grief.”
And I wouldn’t be surprised if the buzz on the right and ongoing stories about the Parliamentary Press Gallery have contributed to the flipping and a-flopping. Of course the Harper will say he’s listening to Canadians (who all know his MO is to secure a Majority Conservative Government–may it never come to fruition!)
Thanks to The Galloping Beaver for the lead.