Monday, January 16, 2006

Tony Ianno: Antihero

Maclean's magazine blogger Paul Wells pointed out some Liberal hypocrisy last week. On Friday morning, Paul Martin announced that the Liberals would create a "heroes fund" to compensate the families of 'first responders' - firefighters and other rescue workers who are killed in the line of duty.

Of course, this fund was in fact first proposed in October as an NDP motion in Parliament. When that motion came to a vote, nearly the entire Liberal cabinet voted against it, including junior minister Tony Ianno.

Despite Liberal opposition, the bill passed by 49 votes, but the Liberals have not yet done anything to make it happen. However it seems they have nothing against using it to gain votes.

The NDP calls these "values of convenience".


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