Well it's going to be over a month until Parliament reconvenes and the media is talking about the oncoming PR offensive. This made me think that it is time to talk about a progressive response to the decision to ProRogue.
I think two issues need to be decided: First, what issues should progressives focus on in the 40-some day break. Second, what is the most practical means of action.
With regards to issue #1, I am mildly inclined to put the focus on democratic reform
With regards to issue #2, I think it will be very difficult to get people's attention over the holiday break and thus it will be necessary to wage a primarily ground based campaign. As a progressive, I would prefer a campaign based on popular education techniques and community discussion. There should be a communication within our communities about the issues at stake and why there are better options. This process does not need to be tied to political parties, and in fact I would prefer if it was not, as this frees up progressives to push for a broader agenda. The parties will almost certainly have their one reactive and counter-reactive air wars, we can focus on things closer to home.