Monday, December 1, 2008

Progressives strike back

So it looks like a deal -- the Liberals and NDP will form a coalition with the support of the Bloc. There's a written agreement and admittedly, the devil is in the details, but there's more money for infrastructure, the environment, seniors and children; and the scheduled corporate tax reductions will go ahead as scheduled. There's also a commitment to go ahead with a national daycare strategy. All things I like.

What I'm not sure about is Stéphane Dion serving as interim Prime Minister until the Liberals have their convention in May. Sounds like an accidental PM, but at least he can say he served as PM.

The question is, what will Harper do? I think there is about a 50% chance he'll try to prorogue Parliament by this weekend, but that would only delay what he must know is inevitable. I think he should just face the music and throw in the towel before he is non-confidenced out of office. If he did, history might judge him as a gentleman. Right now, he doesn't come close to that. I lost respect for him a long time ago but he might get some of it back before it's too late.

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JCKelan said...

From the preamble of the Accord:

"a belief in the role of Government to act as a partner with Canadians and Quebecers."

You have already partitioned the country! This is the first government ever to have agreed to such a thing. Woe, Canada!

This is treasonous behaviour. Shame, shame, shame. Liberals will regret the day that they undermined our country for the sake of power.

JC Kelan

BlastFurnace said...

Didn't Harper already do that when he said that Quebeckers are a nation within Canada?