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There was a word Conservatives would use to describe the Liberals when the latter would try to govern as if Parliament did not exist: arrogance. As John Ibbitson's column on the government's ideology-driven decision to axe the Law Commission of Canada suggests (Fatal Cuts To Law Panel Deeply Ideological -- Sept. 28), the Harper Conservatives are raising the tactics of their predecessors to new heights.

In choosing to close the Law Commission by eliminating its funding instead of placing the matter before the House of Commons, the Harper Conservatives have shown once again that the democratic rhetoric that carried them to office is but a veneer covering some very bad wood.

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