It hasn't been easy for Jack Layton lately. His job could have been a whole lot easier had he broke party tradition and ordered his MPs to vote to kill the gun registry. He would have had several mad MPs and those MPs would had many very upset constituents.
What was Jack Layton up to? This is what he said on Question Period (CTV) on Sunday.
"What we're doing in our party is what really what needs to happen in the whole country," Layton told CTV's Question Period on Sunday. "That is to build bridges between urban Canada and rural, northern and aboriginal Canada on an important issue."
Now that sounds like a leader. Someone that sees that sometimes you have to work things out. Its a lesson for the rest of Parliament. Once the vote is over, work can begin to revamp the gun registry to address many of the legitimate concerns of rural, northern and aboriginal Canadians.
Now we still have to get the vote. We have now 153 votes. That is as long as we get all 75 Liberals, and I am hoping Michael Ignatieff can get it done. Check out: