Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Intro to Constitutional Law

“This was one of the most undemocratic acts that we have ever seen in the Parliament of Canada,” NDP Leader Jack Layton said at a press conference Wednesday morning.

“To take power that doesn’t rightfully belong to them to kill a bill that has been adopted by a majority of the House of Commons representing a majority of Canadians is as wrong as it gets when it comes to democracy in this country.”

See, in Canada we have two Constitutions. The old one, made up of the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Constitution Act, 1982 with their consequent amendments, and Jack Layton’s Magical Fairy Constitution, which is the one in which the Senate doesn’t exist and there is instead a Chamber of Socialist Awesomeness made up of 17 wise old rainbow-colored unicorns that piss maple syrup.