It’s usually a pretty dirty trick to pull up a Prime Minister’s past vocalizations about the horror of the then-Prime Minister. Unfailingly, it jams a vaguely similar situation aside the current situation as a means of making the current Prime Minister look like a hypocrite. It’s cheap, it’s petty but, sometimes, it’s just too perfect.
As is New Stephen Harper vs. Old Stephen Harper on reforming the Elections Act.
For Old Stephen Harper, amending the Elections Act is unconscionable, unless all parties rally in support of it.
But New Stephen Harper will not be lectured to about his Fair Elections Act.
Old Stephen Harper was very concerned that the Old Liberal Party was amending the Act to suppress voter participation.
New Stephen Harper says: don’t worry!
Old Stephen Harper was concerned about time allocation, and a frankly undemocratic process that was used by the Liberals to get their reforms into law.
New Stephen Harper thinks everything is fine. It is excellent.
Old Stephen Harper wants to know where the Liberals got all of their whacky ideas.
New Stephen Harper thinks that the current whacky ideas are pretty effective.
Old Stephen Harper is fond of consensus.
Democratic Reform Minister for New Stephen Harper wants the opposition to support it, but it appears as though they’ve not read it.
Old Stephen Harper was worried for his democracy.
A representative for New Stephen Harper says pish-posh.
Over to you for the last word, An Honourable Member.
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