Pierre Trudeau famously said the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation, but Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have decided to set the mood lighting in our boudoirs.
Not all Conservatives, though.
More than one MP has told me this is an issue that has driven plenty of phone calls and e-mails to their offices from Canadians upset at the light bulb ban.
Now, one Conservative backbencher is stepping up to do something about it.
Cheryl Gallant, the longtime MP for Renfrew-Nippising- Pembroke, has launched a campaign and petition drive to convince her own government to turn things around.
In mid-December, after hearing from yet another upset constituent, Gallant launched stopthelightbulbban.ca.
The website aims to use social media to let more Canadians know about the ban and allows them to contact the politicians in charge of the file – Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq and Health Minister Rona Ambrose.