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Bill C-10: A Small Victory

Dec 15, 2011

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  Martin Luther King Jr

In the face of the Harper majority, it has been easy to consider giving up in despair — we’re stuck with them for another four-five years; get used to it, hang on for the ride and let’s try to minimise the damage.  Then comes some good news on the Tories’ Omnibus Crime Bill, C-10: the Senate vote has been delayed until February.

It is likely that others have said it as well – but this small victory reminds me of the words of Samuel Adams:  It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.  Some of you may have signed the petition or participated in the local neighbourhood conversations across the country organised by LeadNow – clearly a group to notice.  


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