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Friday, November 28, 2008

Dion on the NDP: "No coalition... PERIOD"

"We cannot have a coalition with a Party that has a platform that would be damaging for the economy. PERIOD." - Stephane Dion, Sept. 24, 2008

Dion was forced to make that statement, in part, due to questions about "Uniting the left" as proposed by the Guelph Liberal candidate, now Member of Parliament, Frank Valeriote: (you'll notice that Frank didn't advocate working with the Separatists back then... interesting how times have changed, eh?)


h/t once again to Janke

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5 Comments:

  • At Fri Nov 28, 06:46:00 PM EST, Blogger RightTurn said…

    Ooops somehow we all knew this one was going to come back to bite him. Perhaps the comment 'Canadians do not want an election' might also see the light of day... Mind you those things do have a way of getting lost in CBC's archives

     
  • At Fri Nov 28, 09:31:00 PM EST, Blogger Aaron said…

    Its too bad the Conservatives did not reach out to at least one of the other parties. Why?

    (This is a democracy)

     
  • At Fri Nov 28, 10:29:00 PM EST, Blogger Jerry Prager said…

    Keep spinning your tires, the man is doomed and the knives are already being sharpened. When his government falls, he'll be torn to pieces by the reactionaries and the progressives and the party will be in tatters.

     
  • At Fri Nov 28, 10:29:00 PM EST, Anonymous aek said…

    If the Liberals and NDP, along with day-to-day Quebec separatist support wanted to govern Canada as an entity cobbled together over a weekend, they should have stated so during the recent election campaign that ended with an overwhelming majority of Conservative seats when compared to any other single party on Oct 14.

    A coalition of lefties and separatists as it stands has no mandate to govern Canada since they didn't campaign on a single, or even similar set of platforms. In fact, the NDP vehemently disagreed with the Liberal's "green shift" tax platform.

    If the socialists and separatists want to topple the government, that's their right, but another election would also be required so that we Canadians can have our rightful democratic say about who governs our country.

    Furthermore, the Governor General has no ethical justification for assigning a fractious dog's breakfast of fringe and leaderless parties to run this country.

    The defeated parties are putting their own interests over Canada's.

    Consider for instance, that aside from the national cost and suspension of decisive leadership, how the international financial markets would react to this highly unusual political instability in a G7 country during a world-wide financial crisis, or even worse, how the installation of a unelected government led by temporary puppet leader rejected by Canadians just 7 weeks ago would be perceived.

     
  • At Sat Nov 29, 12:27:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dion said he would not form a coalition with the NDP to win an election. Using typical Con weasel logic, he's staying true to his word.

    Additionally, this was done in the context of Stephen Harper saying that he'd be willing to work with (not over) the other parties.

    Sadly, it seems Mr. Dion's main fault in this regard is believing Stephen Harper.

    Harper, on the other hand:
    http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/28/a-trip-down-minority-government-memory-lane/

     

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