Friday, March 25, 2011


Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.    We're headed for yet another election.   In the last hour the House of Commons voted 156-145 to find Stephen Harper guilty of contempt of Parliament.

It really didn't have to come to this.   Recall Lucien Bouchard's famous taunt to Kim Campbell:   "What is the real deficit, ma'am?   What is the real deficit?"   All Harper and Co had to do was provide realistic estimates for their crime and defence budgets and the House and Senate committees could have properly vetted and reported back.    Forget the Bev Oda memo -- her admitting to the doctoring should really have been the end of that one.

Instead, another $300 million election and even more negativity.   And yet another minority -- either Liberal or Conservative -- with more gridlock.  God, we really do need PR.   It would ensure permanent minorities but also functioning coalitions as well.   Even give fringe parties like the Greens a chance to have a voice for once.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's BS.

This is about a party that is sick and tired of the opposition benches.

They may pay a dear price for their gamble.