Aug 26 2008
Who are you going to vote for if Canada has an election in the fall? The question is a lot more urgent now that the Conservatives are itching for a crack at a majority. How does the loyal opposition feel about the news of impending opportunity to once again test our great democracy?
Stefan Dion: “Today is an additional episode of a continuing saga of a fabricated emergency by the prime minister” (Reuters). Translation: “If Harper calls an election now, I’m screwed. Why won’t he let us Liberals keep voting for the government’s bills until the voters get sick of, ah, ahem, Conservative political tricksAHAHAHAAA!!! Sorry. I couldn’t keep a straight face.”
As for the NDP’s Jack Layton, he reportedly “says Harper would be showing contempt for democratic institutions if he pulled the plug on Parliament without letting MPs come back to their seats.” (Canadian Press) Translation: “It would be far better for Harper to wait until we’re ready. Democracy can wait a bit.”