Shame. A real shame.
Stephane Dion today sold out his country in an attempt to boost his profile as a leader.
By whipping the Liberal caucus into voting against the extension of Canada's anti-terror provisions, Dion has chosen partisan politics over good governance.
Despite a chorus of senior Liberals, police officials, and national security analysts echoing Conservative claims that these provisions are necessary to combat terrorism in the 21st century, Dion stuck to his empty guns and forced his party into making a misguided choice.
If not, as Dion claims, to protect Liberal MP N. Bains' father from testifying at the Air India inquiry, then the only legitimate reason is to oppose for the sake of opposing. Despite what Dion thinks, that is not true leadership.
For the Liberals to applaud their "leader" after the defeat of the provisions, was a sad display, on a sad day for Canada.
We need an election to rid the country of this weakness in our national Parliament.
Truly an embarassing day for Canada.