Let's not forget how we got here, and WHO has the onus to comply. I'm a bit worried, that in the end, the opposition will accept a less than acceptable agreement on the detainees. All of the opposition parties have their own reasons for not wanting to force an election, but in this one instance, any political consideration can't be part of the equation. The Speaker has ruled, and withheld Parliament's supremacy, with obvious caveats acknowledged.
There are certain "moments" that come, that go beyond the normal jockeying and gamesmanship. This detainee issue, while still about the subject matter, has morphed into a FUNDAMENTAL question about our democracy- the stakes are enormous, the precedents far reaching. For this reason, there can be no half measures, the opposition can't appease the government, it MUST stand firm, no matter the consequence. Anything less, and Harper "wins", not in the sport sense, but by default, because the people's representatives have lost.
On the political front, despite some pretty shallow bravado, I don't think the Conservatives really want an election that is forced under the guise of secrecy, lack of transparency and thwarting the right of Parliament, supported by the impartial ruling. It's all just to risky, and if waving the flag and troop talk is all the Conservatives can must, I'd say blowback is distinct possibility. So, if you want to go to the chess board, I'd say we're still white, and this might lessen the hyper fears that tend to turn tail at the slightest suggestion of real consequence. In other words, if the Conservatives don't provide a reasonable solution, than be prepared to go wherever we MUST, our resolve must be unwavering.
Funny thing about SPINE, when you show it, you're rewarded. The inverse is also true for the weak, and I'll be questioning my partisan leanings, should any cave occur. I don't see the value in investing, engaging, within an apparatus that can't afford to find a hill to die on. In fact, it's that mentality that has us here in the first place, paralyzed by our own calculations. Yes, it's a "moment", this is a microcosm of the entire problem with this government, our current system, all that's wrong with today's reality. Don't forget the plot, we're on the right side and that simple fact should win the day EVERYTIME.