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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Was the "Coalition Accord" ever rescinded?

Here's a question for you... have the signed accords between the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party of Canada, and the Bloc Quebecois ever actualy been rescinded? No, I don't mean verbally, I mean in written, documented fashion, signatures and all? Didn't they say that in essence, they were legally binding documents? Therefore, if they've never been formally withdrawn, wouldn't they then legally still be in force?

Take a look at them and decide for yourselves... the documents do have expiry dates on them, but those dates are still a long way off. And I've not seen any documentation that says, "The accords signed on December 1st 2008 are hereby null and void".

This is the one for the proposed temporary "merger" to form a Liberal/NDP Government...
An Accord on a Cooperative Government to Address the Present Economic Crisis

This document outlines the key understandings between the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada regarding a new cooperative government.

[. . .]

6. Term of this Accord

This Accord will expire on June 30, 2011 unless renewed.


Agreed on December 1, 2008.

Hon. Stéphane Dion
Leader, Liberal Party of Canada

Hon. Jack Layton
Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada
And here's the one signed by all three amigos...
A Policy Accord to Address the Present Economic Crisis

Preamble

The new Government is supported by parties that share a commitment to fiscal responsibility, a progressive agenda and a belief in the role of Government to act as a partner with Canadians and Quebecers. Where appropriate, these goals should be pursued in full partnership and consultation with the provincial and territorial governments.

[. . .]

Terms of this agreement

The Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada will adhere to this agreement until June 30, 2011 unless renewed.

The Bloc Quebecois will adhere to this agreement until June 30, 2010 unless renewed.


Agreed on December 1, 2008

Hon. Stephane Dion
Leader, the Liberal Party of Canada

Hon. Jack Layton
Leader, the New Democratic Party of Canada

Gilles Duceppe
Leader, le Bloc Quebecois
Could they be counting on them still being there should the Conservatives win the currently impending election?

I guess here's the bottom line question that needs to be asked of His Royal Iggyness... would he be willing to put it in writing that he won't enter into any governing coalition with either the Socialists or the Separatists?

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5 Comments:

  • At Fri. Sep. 04, 12:05:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger revanche said…

    "Could they be counting on them still being there should the Conservatives win the currently impending election?"

    Why wait to win or lose an election? Besides being political suicide to campaign on it (and impossible to avoid,) wouldn't it be easier to vote down the gov't and head straight for the GG with this putrid plot?

    Such cheaply bought limos must be enticing for entitled, no?

     
  • At Fri. Sep. 04, 12:18:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger hunter said…

    Very good question!

     
  • At Fri. Sep. 04, 08:13:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hmmmm.. If what you are saying is correct, then the coalition still excists and the coalition is going to topple the government and try and take control of Government. A "coup"? This needs information needs to getout there. I was wondering why Layton and Deuceppe were playing along. Very good post, thanks.

     
  • At Fri. Sep. 04, 09:09:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Sean Calder said…

    It may not mean anything, but didn't Jack Layton tear his agreement up.

     
  • At Fri. Sep. 04, 11:18:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger The Christian Heretic said…

    Whatever the case may be, people need to stop using the word "coup" so incorrectly. Look it up in the dictionary Anonymous.

     

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