An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THERE SHOULD BE ENOUGH politics to please even the biggest news junky this week.
There’s the Democratic online convention in the U.S., the Conservative leadership voting here at home, the resignation of finance minister Bill Morneau and the appointment of Canada’s first female finance minister to replace him, and the proroguing of Parliament.
The times they are a changing.
Predictably, after demanding Morneau’s resignation for weeks, opposition parties — especially the Conservatives — are now trashing the move, using the opportunity to pile on the government for what they’re calling musical chairs. It’s fine political hypocrisy.
Where they have a legitimate gripe is Trudeau’s decision to prorogue the House till late September.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.