When the Prime Minister announced he was proroguing parliament my immediate question was why?
I read article after article from the main stream media decrying this horrendous attack from the evil reptilian kitten eaters in the Conservative Party against tenets of modern democracy. I mean this is serious stuff people - facebook groups were even being formed.
So I searched available sources, and the best I could was some vague comments published from Harper's communication guru indicating that the government wanted time to "consult with Canadians."
Apparently Harper was saving the best for the Commies at the CBC. He's effectively saying everything but that this maneuver is a ploy to push for Senate reform.
This is big. If Harper can pull this off, by the time parliament resumes the Tories will have a majority of Senators that are willing to entertain the notion of reform.
With the remarkable resistance to the Senate's status quo that the left in this country, and I speak of particularly those members of the Fiberal Party of Canada, seem to cling to with so much perseverance my guess is that this fight is about to get a lot more interesting come March.