There is a Globe piece this morning here, where Liberal senators say Finance Minister Jim Flaherty was wrong when he told reporters last week that a bill to deny tax credits to makers of violent or pornographic films and TV shows is necessarily a matter of confidence and must not be changed.
"A tax credit is not a taxing measure as such," Mr. Fox said. "It's not something that really affects the fiscal framework of the government." The Finance Minister sees things differently. "This bill should not be amended," Mr. Flaherty said after his appearance before the Senate committee last week. "A tax bill is a confidence bill. We all know that." But the senators are clearly signalling their interest in amending the provision.The article goes on about the line up of who has appeared and who is going to appear before the Senate. But the end of the article is all in the telling.
Others have been told there is no need to hurry their appearance, because the Senate study will take some time - perhaps until the next election.So where Steve would normally be jumping up and down about Senate reform, it looks like he would rather have Bill C 10 quietly die on the vine. I guess Steve doesn't want to go into an election carrying the Evangelical cross. I think he has too many crosses to bear as it is. The power of polling I assume.
Now if we can just get Dr. Williard Johnston of Canadian Physicians for Life to go on "The Hour", like McVety did below, we might be able to kill Bill C57 on the vine too.
PS: But hey I could be wrong maybe Steve might decide to become more open about his agenda.