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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Monday, December 01, 2008

Why bother winning an election...

...when you can just steal one after the fact?

Introducing Prime Minister Dion, who will go down in history as the first undemocratic, backroom installed Prime Minister in our history.

Welcome to Zimbabwe my friends... where elections really don't matter.

Let your voice be heard... AGAIN, since they obviously didn't hear you on October 14th.

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  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 03:54:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think you forgot that in our Parlimentary system, we don't really elect governments; we elect MPs. If one group of MPs outnumber the rest in the House of Commons, then they have the right to form the government.

    Usually in the case of a majority government for one party, that conclusion is a given. But when you have a minority you don't have more MPs in the House than the other guys. Thus, the other parties, if they can agree on some arrangement, have the right to try to govern since they form the majority.

    If you don't understand, then let me try to say it the way I would explain to a 3 year old: 162 is more than 143, so that means the guy who's the designated leader of those 162 gets to be PM.

  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 04:18:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually, it won't be the first time in history that a party with fewer seats (i.e. lost the election) formed the government.

  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 04:25:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said… were away the day we covered parliamentary democracy in class?

    Hard lines buddy. You lose.

  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 05:01:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Skinny Dipper said…

    There is no rule in the constitution that states that only the party with the largest plurality of seats in the House of Commons can ask the GG to form the government.

  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 05:41:00 p.m. EST, Blogger kursk said…

    Keep on believing that a party that came within 11 seats of a majority does not have the right to lead the country.

    Were you away the day we covered how the will of the people, not Marxist reactionaries, should determine their govt?

    Constitutionally they can, and will try to seize power.That they have lied repeatedly about making the govt work whilst plotting to overthrow the govt is reprehensible.That federalist parties are in bed with the Bloc is detestable.The people involved cannot win, so they try to obtain victory through other means.

    Just remember..even together, the Libs and dippers do not have enough seats to rule.That 'honour' will be bestowed on them by virtue of their descent into the sewer with the Bloc.

    Here's another juicy tidbit of how the coalition plans to govern.On Adler today, Bob Rae postulated that even after winning the leadership race for his party, he would not feel the need to have his mandate (to govern as PM) taken to the people within two years.

    Does Mr.Rae feel that he can govern in perpetuity without a mandate from the people?

    What's that about democracy again?

  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 06:23:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Larry said…

    All I can say is welcome to the republic of Alberta. Western separatism is going to make a comeback and it doesn't seem like there is anything anyone can do about it.

  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 07:12:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Lord Kitchener's Own said…

    It's stunning to me how little some Canadians understand about how our system of government works.


  • At Mon. Dec. 01, 07:35:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why are you lying? That's not very Christian. Nobody is stealing any election. On December 9, each party will have just as many seats as it did last week.

  • At Tue. Dec. 02, 08:27:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Marc Bernard said…

    You would argue that Harper is above trying this himself? You must not remember this...

    "As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the Liberal minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister to dissolve the 38th Parliament at any time should the House of Commons fail to support some part of the government’s program. We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority. Your attention to this matter is appreciated."

    -From a letter to then-Governor General Adrienne Clarkson signed by all three opposition leaders: Gilles Duceppe, Jack Layton and Stephen Harper
    (September 9, 2004)


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