Running some 200 pages including background material, the document - given only to Conservative chairmen - tells them how to favour government agendas, select party-friendly witnesses, coach favourable testimony, set in motion debate-obstructing delays and, if necessary, storm out of meetings to grind parliamentary business to a halt. "
The guide says a "disruptive" committee should be adjourned by the chairman on short notice. "Such authority is solely in the discretion of the chair. No debate, no appeal possible."
Well, that certainly explains recent events, doesn't it?
Ditto - talking for six hours on transparency in an effort to prevent evidence being given that government knew of mistreatment of detainees, and not showing up at all to hear witnesses on the committee for the Court Challenges Act.
"A source at that meeting confided that [government whip] Mr. [Jay] Hill "lavished praise on the chairs who caused disruptions and admonished those who prefer to lead through consensus".
Wow. Admonished those who prefer to lead through consensus.
You can read the rest of Chaos For Dummies here : When to be naughty, when to be nice.
Hill's defence : "Canadians elected a Conservative minority government, not a coalition of opposition parties."
See, that's where you're dead wrong, Mr Hill - because that's exactly what we elected.
The Cons - Getting Fuck All Done For Canada.
FRIDAY UPDATE : More blog reaction :
Canadian Cynic - Learning well from their Republican overlords
Red Tory - Puppets Who Shill
Far and Wide - Harper : It's Not Our Fault
Galloping Beaver - Conservative Guidebook on Unleashing Chaos
Montreal Simon - Stephen Harper and the House of Monkeys