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Friday, November 28, 2008
It would appear I am doomed to be disappointed
Faced with the enormous outcry of Canadians who demanded that the Conservatives retract a pledge to provide our political parties with tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to fund their activities, the PMO announced today that the "controversial" measure will be dropped from the ways and means motion that MPs were to vote on Monday.
I know we're all relieved now that the parties can continue living off the public teat.
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This just in:
Chretien working behind the scenes to organize a Liberal / NDP coallition. Liberals to table motion (monday) to bring down government.
Seen on an elevator news cast in Calgary, 10 minutes ago.
Posted by: JC | 2008-11-28 2:16:50 PM
I am wondering, how much do people on here actually thing Democracy is worth? I mean seriously? How much would you personally be willing to spend every year to live in a Democratic Society, with elections and all that?
Posted by: Snowrunner | 2008-11-28 4:34:47 PM
And what will the NDP and Liberals do if Michaëlle Jean calls an election instead? It seems unlikely that Canadians, who are already election-weary and will no doubt be thoroughly disgusted at this blatant exercise in political servitude at just the time when the country needs a stable, proven and duly elected government, with the confidence of the people, will reward them with more seats than they got last time. The only reason they're pulling this crap is because they can't imagine life without power and figure they have nothing left to lose.
The Liberals are essentially leaderless, with a thoroughly discredited and verbally challenged party head and a two- or three-way race between would-be successors, one a disgraced former premier who led Canada's richest province to economic disaster and the other a de-facto ex-pat university professor with delusions of Canadianness. They are completely incapable of offering anything resembling the stability we have with the Conservatives. And all this will doubtless figure into the GG's decision.
Know what really kills me? Canadians who have been crying for eight years that Bush stole the election and therefore didn't have a legitimate mandate, and now may end up governed by two totally dysfunctional parties whose election loss is beyond dispute.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-11-28 5:13:01 PM
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