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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Fellas, for a REAL dictatorship, look across the Pacific

I've been watching and gathering news on a genuine tyranny for over eight-years (and I did so again, today), and I can assure all of you, Canada ain't it.

If this coalition can last a week (and I still say that's a huge "if"), it can last two months. More to the point, though, the only people who are saying Harper has "lost the confidence of the House" are Duceppe, Layton, Dion, and their various minions. No one should just accept that out of hand until an actual vote is taken in the House - which will now not happen until late January.

In the meantime, Liberal voters can ask themselves if they thought their vote was going to a party prepared to let the Bloc dictate policy "consult" on policy, while Bloc voters can ask themselves if they intended their votes to make Stephane Dion Prime Minister.

Monday is still a big day: E-day in Quebec. If the PQ support craters (as I believe it will), look for the BQ MPs to have serious second thoughts.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on December 4, 2008 in Canadian Politics, International Affairs | Permalink

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Comments

What a lame post.

They haven't lost the confidence of the Parliament, because the Parliament hasn't yet voted. But Parliament hasn't yet voted because the PM hasn't allowed it to.

Or do you think that Harper asked to suspend Parliament for some other reason?

Posted by: bob | 2008-12-04 11:40:10 AM


I respectfully disagree. When the prime minister addresses the country on national television and vists the Governor General to avoid any votes, it doesn't much matter if he hasn't technically lost a vote. He's lost the confidence of the House.

Posted by: Michael Cust | 2008-12-04 11:42:49 AM


Canadians seem to like a grid-locked government.

Posted by: dewp | 2008-12-04 11:04:28 PM



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