An ominous image of the man who started this movement. Our last great PM. Image used courtesy of cbc.ca (c)
I thought we were in Canada, not some war-torn region of the world.
I don’t know a lot about Law, but I like to think I understand the basic principles of Democracy.
What the hell is going on? There might not be guns or RPGs involved in this coup, but it just as crude and un-democratic. They, the Liberals, New Democrats, and Bloc separatists from Quebec, have spiced up their usurping of the Canadian throne by calling it a ‘coalition’. Kinda like the handfulls of self-proclaimed freedom fighters around the world who are also called terrorists.
This is not to say that I approve of the current leadership in Canada. On the contrary, I think Stephen Harper is a remnant of a long gone conservative sentiment in this part of the civilized world. Actually, Harper, a few years back when his party was in opposition, was in talks with the Bloc to form a coalition of his own. That didn’t go through, but it shows you that he is not innocent in this, and that in fact, all politians play dirty. So don’t let Harper fool you now with all his talk of this coalition being “tantamont to treason”.
To further illustrate Harper’s hypocrisy, I can reference a time when his party was again in opposition and attacked the Liberals with accusations of excessive spending on private jet trips around the country. And only two months ago an investigative report in the Toronto Star, using the Freedom on Information Act, revealed that Harper spends even more on flights (tax payer money) than the Liberals did when in office.
Politics is a dirty game.
Down south they have moved on by electing not only electing their first African-American to the office of President, but they have brought back the diplomacy-first muscle-second democrats.
Canada needs to follow suit, but this is the wrong way. It is ugly. It is messy. I hope this does not come back to bite Canada in the ass. I hope in this case the means are justified.
Canadian politics have been boring as of late…who knows, maybe this will do us some good.
p.s. What does our Governor General do besides look good? Damn girl!
Michaëlle Jean, like every other smart Canadian knows what is best for us. But will she allow us to go about doing the right thing in a wrong way?
Stay Classy Canada.
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