Monday, June 08, 2009

More Iggy flexi-speak

Get used to it.

This time it's the Conservatives' sado-political bill to impose mandatory sentences on drug dealers, something that most expert witnesses before the parliamentary Committee on Justice and Human Rights have testified would be a disaster. But punishment, not deterrence, has always been the Cons' thing.

And the Liberals, as usual, are tamely going along.

"In the context of some occasions where the sentences have not been appropriate, we're in support of C-15," said Ignatieff, who was at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Whistler, B.C.

"We support stronger measures, but there isn't one hammer to this problem. We have to have federal investments in innovation and treatment and services in order to deal with these problems."

Shorter Iggy: We're in favour, but we aren't in favour. The legislation will work, but it won't. Whatever.

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