Conservatives Blink First

At least for now…

The Opposition Parties brought in some big guns, Jean Chrétian and Ed Broadbent, for what we can only surmise were serious discussions/negotiations. A Coalition government between the Liberals and the NDP with the support of the Bloc- very interesting. There is a precedent for this in Canadian history. It is rare but not unheard of.

Harper’s hand was forced and the non-confidence vote will be delayed until December 8th. His spin on this is hysterical! 

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/11/28/fed-govt.html

He is positioning this move as an affront to Canada and democracy. Canadians by default elected him Prime Minister, not King! I think he is a little confused by the meaning of the word “mandate.” 

The last time I checked, it was a minority government. The “mandate” given to all the parties was to work together. Forgive me if I am mistaken but making EVERY SINGLE VOTE a non-confidence motion is not exactly the spirit of cooperation.

Somebody did not learn how to “make nice” in kindergarten.

As displeased I am with the outcome of the last two elections, the government that we got is the government we have to work with. 

Are you listening Harper?

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~ by angryegg on November 29, 2008.

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