Thursday, December 07, 2006

The golem awakes

I was sitting here at my desk, minding my own business listening to the radio when, to my surprise, I hear Norman Doyle!

Remember Mr. Doyle? If you cast your mind back you might recall that he's the sitting Member of Parliament for St. John's North.

It's ok if you don't recall because since his election, Mr. Doyle truly has been very effective at being an MP (missing person).

But now he's resurfaced on issues close to all our hearts - same-sex marriage.

Apparently he believes that the issue should be re-opened in yet another vote for yet another debate because he has a real problem with what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedrooms.

Mr. Doyle believes that this burning issue takes precedence over a whole host of federal issues as they pertain to our province - fisheries, unemployment, social programs, health and education funding.

The Harper government was recently good enough to float a trial balloon on a constitutional amendment that would squeeze federal funding out of areas of provincial jurisdiction. The philosophy behind this is clearly "every man/woman for themselves".

While Doyle and his national Conservative allies are keen to get the federal government off the backs of the individuals and the provinces, they have no problem putting government into our bedrooms.

I'm not very impressed.

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