Why Thomas Mulcair is wrong and 50 plus 1 is not enough.
I think Thomas Mulcair is playing with fire by introducing his “unity bill’. The NDP bill would repeal the Clarity Act and proposes that a bare majority would be sufficient to trigger negotiations on Quebec’s secession from Canada.
As it stands now, there is no clear majority number. Former intergovernmental affairs minister and author of the Clarity Act, Stephane Dion joined my program Friday. He still argues that the imprecision is necessary. I agree with him. It gives the flexibility to take into account all the factors surrounding a referendum, including voter turnout and whether there had been any irregularities in a vote. Has Mr. Mulcair forgotten that as the MNA for Chomedey he felt there was "an orchestrated attempt to steal the vote" in his riding during the 1995 referendum, or that the NDP voted in support of the Clairty Act?
Listen to Stephane Dion’s interview with me on the player under the photos >>>
Hear him discuss his position and what the Conservatives are likely to do. Please let me know how you feel about it and leave a comment below.