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Cluin BS: Wild Canadian Politics (387* d) RE: BS: Wild Canadian Politics 02 Dec 08

So it was business as usual with Harper and his shower of hoors.

Not content to work with the (again) minority government WE the voters (all 55% of us who bothered to show up to vote) wanted and gave them--the same minority they had before the pointless election they put us through last month--Harper and the Regressive Conservatives (again) practiced their prickish strategies of trying to force the hands of the opposition parties to cause us to have another election.

(This, by registering a "Vote of Non-Confidence" in which all the members of the opposition parties, who would make up a majority together, vote against a major policy instituted by the governing party. A Vote of Non-Confidence would necessitate an election being called so that the public could voice their approval or disapproval by voting (again) for their preferred parties..... for the information of those Mudcatters unfamiliar with how the Canadian government is supposed to work)

The tactics are so blatantly self-serving! Jim Flaherty, Conservative and Canada's Minister of Finance, submits an impromptu "budget"--something normally done in the spring, so why do it now?--which can count as a motion which is Vote-of-Non-Confidence-worthy--including an item which he knows the other parties can't swallow. Namely, that all parties give up the public funding they receive to operate. Everybody knows the Liberal Party are broke and require that funding desperately. The Conservative Party are flush and don't need those funds.

This idea is put forward as being necessary because of the economic situation now before us. So it's made to look as if the Conservatives are taking some kind of progressive economic stimulus measures, but actually no action plan is in place or suggested. They just want to starve the other parties, especially the Liberals. They want the Liberals and other opposition parties to vote against it and bring on another election so the Tories can blame it on them. Talk about passive-aggressive!

It's the same old crap Harper and his Party have been pulling since they first got in 3 years ago: continually trying to force a Vote of Non-Con and another election so he can get a majority government and really get to work fucking this country sideways. He finally got tired of waiting and called the last election a year early (breaking one of his own proposed rules in the bargain). But that didn't work out so well for him. Canadian voters gave him the same minority government they did before. And he's been gritting his teeth over it since then.

Yep. Stephen Harper refuses to work with the government WE want! He's going to force election after election until he gets the result HE wants... just like the PQ in Quebec tried to practice with their separation referendums.

If he's pulling this shit now, with a minority, what kind of Rodeo Fuck is he gonna give us if he actually gets a majority? If he keeps this up, he's going to make Brian Mulroney look like Tommy Douglas.

We have a system of government based on checks and balances with opposition parties. Stephen Harper wants to sweep all that away and rule this country like a dictator. And he's willing to pull any kind of weaselly move to do it.

*pant pant pant*

And I'm basically apolitical.

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