Friday, January 21, 2005

Possible Early Election to be a Referendum on Same-Sex marriage

Mr. Martin told reporters in China Friday that he feels so strongly same-sex marriage should be protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms he would go to the polls over the issue.

Conservative party leader Stephen Harper delivered a press release today welcoming the news.

"I find Mr. Martin’s statement difficult to understand. While he promised that the upcoming vote will be free for his backbenchers, he now appears to be threatening them with an election should they vote against his legislation. I thought Mr. Martin had an agenda that he was planning to legislate, but if he wants to call an election on this issue, so be it. I am confident that our position on this issue is supported by a majority of Canadians."

This is an interesting turn of events.


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