Thursday, December 11, 2008

The return of monarchical fiction

Sigh. I know people are pissed off at the 90-day fire at will bill, but can we say so without peddling the tired monarchical fiction that the Governor-General has the power to refuse assent to legislation?

As I've pointed out repeatedly, they don't. And simply because the right spouted this crap every time they didn't get their way is no reason for us to do so. While the process they are using stinks, if Parliament passes a law, its the law, and no monarch or stand-in can or should say otherwise.