P.E.I. now has year round Sunday shopping like the rest of Canada, thanks to a private member’s bill introduced by opposition leader Olive Crane. But if Provincial Transportation Minister Ron MacKinley is to be believed,the Lord sure isn’t happy about it.
Following an appearance on CBC Television’s Compass Monday, Crane slipped on the television set, injuring her ankle and wrist. Transportation Minister Ron MacKinley brought up the incident during the debate on the bill Thursday.
“I’m not what you call a saint, but I believe in God and I believe in [doing] the best I can do. You were at CBC pushing Sunday shopping, were you not? On TV?” he asked Crane. “Right after that interview what happened?”
“We had a bit of an accident,” Crane responded.
“Does that not tell you something?” said MacKinley.
“Like what?” said Crane.
“Like the Lord works in mysterious ways, and maybe you should start worrying what’s going on here? We are going all the time, we’re getting farther and farther away, whether it’s prayers in the schools or whatever it is,” said MacKinley.
The minister wrapped up his arguments on the bill soon after.
Feel free to begin peppering this fellow with the mockery he deserves at your earliest convenience.
The sooner people realize that religion has no place in government the better. The world will be a much more peaceful place should that day ever actually come.