"We don't govern on the basis of statistics," Nicholson said. "We govern on the basis of what we hear from the public and what law enforcement agencies tell us. That has not changed in the four and a half years we've been in government."
This is today.
A newly released government poll suggests most Canadians don't see crime as a big issue -- even as the Conservatives press on with their get-tough agenda.
When asked in January which issue the government should focus on most, only one per cent of people answered crime.
So that's the public heard from.
As for listening to law enforcement agencies, have a look at this website devoted to supporting the long-gun registry that the ReformaTories are so hot to kill.
Here are the first three organizations listed:
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
The Canadian Police Association
The Canadian Association of Police Boards
Not paying any attention to the people, the experts, or the facts. That's our Conservativacy of Dunces.
(Psst, sister and fellow bloggers: You think the Opposition War Rooms are keeping tabs on us? They bloody well should be, we're doing all their research for them.)