My Take: By Matthew McCully

By Matthew McCully
My Take: By Matthew McCully

The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was swearing an oath.

I fully respect Paul St-Pierre Plamondon’s refusal to swear an oath to King Charles III.
And I wish him the best of luck in his protest–right outside the National Assembly.
Stomp your feet, yell at the top of your lungs, blow up Twitter with your hot take on the royal family. Then take your toys and go home, Paul.
Two reasons:
First, because change happens from the inside. You need to be seated at the decision-making table to effect change. And it takes time, and patience, and diplomacy. So get in there, have the tradition turfed by a majority vote, and retract your pledge.
Second, because a veritable lawmaker wanting to skirt the rules is in the wrong line of work.
What kind of message does it send to Quebecers when a political leader gets to opt out of anything he doesn’t agree with?

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