Aug 26 2008

Globe&Post: Canadians Going To The Polls Soon? That Would Be, Uh, Undemocratic?

Published by at 4:02 pm under Uncategorized

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.”

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3 Responses to “Globe&Post: Canadians Going To The Polls Soon? That Would Be, Uh, Undemocratic?”

  1. Larry Yatkowskyon 27 Aug 2008 at 2:45 pm

    If the choice at stake is Dion or Harper somehow democracy has failed me?

  2. jnarveyon 28 Aug 2008 at 10:58 am

    Hey Larry. In the title of the post, I was just pointing out the silliness of Dion and Layton implying that Harper calling an election now would be a sneaky trick.

    It’s a pretty cynical kind of attitude. Apparently, Harper is only a “real” democrat if he decides to call an election at a time most advantageous to the opposition.

    If the Liberals hadn’t made a farce of Canadian politics by constantly sniping at the Conservatives in the media while voting with them every time in the House of Commons, we wouldn’t be in this situation.

  3. Fredon 29 Aug 2008 at 11:51 am

    Layton’s big problem is he hasn’t figured out yet his newest, bestest buddy Obama wants to put 30,000 troops into Afghanistan and will be demanding that NATO step up to the plate so he can invade Pakistan.

    He wants that problem to be Harper’s so he can just snipe from his holier then thou sidelines.

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