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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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Saturday, November 29, 2008

A disgusting thought

Gilles Duceppe, the man who's devoted his life to destroying this country, sitting on the Government side of the House.

You can thank Stephane Dion and Jack Layton for that. (and, ironicly, Jean Chretien, who helped broker this deal... so much for being a staunch Federalist)

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  • At Sat Nov 29, 10:39:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not to worry CC - Duceppe won't be part of a coalition, BQ will continue to sit on the opposition, if this happens there will be agreement on an economic agenda that all three parties can agree that's all.

    Oh and BTW - we can thank Mulroney and his misteps and miscalculations for the very formation of the Bloc so you can put away the self-righteous indignation now.

  • At Sat Nov 29, 10:48:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mulroney has separatists in his cabinet (Lucien Bouchard and others). It was part of his grand coalition in the 1980's. This is the same group that Harper has been wooing.

    Harper is playing a reckless political game at a time when the economy needs political stability. 63% of Canadians voted against Harper.

  • At Sat Nov 29, 12:12:00 p.m. EST, Blogger leftdog said…

    Clearly .. you are not reading or listening to the news. The Coalition will NOT include the Bloc ... therefore your fears that the Bloc will sit on the Government side of the House is a pointless worry.

  • At Sat Nov 29, 12:54:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Aaron said…

    The conservatives got the support of the Bloc for more than a year

    Why is it bad if the Liberals get the support of the Bloc, but it is ok when the conservatives do?

    The conservatives do not have the support of more than half the democratically elected members of parliament. They do not have the moral authority to govern unless they do. That means in a minority where no party has enough seats to govern alone, they have to work with someone.

    Anybody who has the support of more than half of the HOuse of Commons has the moral authority to govern. Regardless of how you might feel about it.

    If Harper manages to get the support of the Bloc in the coming week will you still be complaining?

  • At Sat Nov 29, 01:00:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm sick of hearing Duceppe described as trying to "destroy Canada".

    All he wants to do is establish the province of Quebec as it's own nation.

    Would Quebec separating really "destroy Canada"?


  • At Sat Nov 29, 02:05:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Red Tory said…

    Funny, but the idea of working with the NDP and Bloc to possibly form a coalition in 2004 after possibly toppling the Liberal minority didn't seem to bother Harper at the time, nor was it regarded as a "power gra" or an "undemocratic coup"... But of course, that was then, this is now and it's all different because the shoe is on the other foot. Typical.

  • At Sat Nov 29, 03:50:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This matter seems simple.

    Mr Harper had overplayed his hand, the opposition is calling him on it. Now you are feigning outrage that they are not rolling over and taking it.

    Mr Harper needs better advisers than Mr Giorno.

  • At Sat Nov 29, 09:41:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Actually, you can thank Stephen Harper for it. Any fool knows you don't corner a wounded animal unless you have the firepower to finish it off. Harper, some 12 seats short of that firepower, gave the Libs and NDP the incentive to overlook their differences and realize that they could come together and oust the conservatives.

    The kicker is that it was completely unneeded right now. Had he cut the tax-credit for donations instead the Libs and NDP would have gone along with it just fine assuming it hurt the conservatives more. Then later on, once it's more likely that the GG would bring an election rather than appoint the opposition, and in a separate bill all on its own so that the opposition couldn't deny that it was about anything but their own subsidy, then put it forward.

    So if you see Duceppe on the government side, or Finance Minister Layton, put the blame where it belongs, on Stephen Harper's penchant for gaming rather than governing.


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