Just back from a Town Hall meeting with my M.P. Karen Redman. To be fair, she did say a few things that gave me a bit of hope - such as her agreement with the effort in Afghanistan, and she even said she could support the legislation to raise the age of consent now that it contained the close-in-age exemption.
But her response to my question about whether or not she would support fellow Liberal M.P. Paul Steckle's attempts to limit abortion to 20 weeks, was an unequivocal "no". She maintained that it would lead to an all-out ban on abortion. I've heard that argument just one too many times today!
Think I'm going to pack it in on the social issues. It just takes too much out of me. Too much emotion. Too much caring.
From now on, I'm sticking to really fun stuff like statistics and polls and how will we ever resolve the fiscal imbalance.
And why do I care anyway? As long as it doesn't hurt me right? That's all that matters. I think I can buy into this Left-Wing philosophy if I try really hard, and just forget about my principles.
Anyway, it's a whole lot easier this way. Someone else will have to carry the torch.