Saturday, November 29, 2008

Government to Fall?

Lots of questions about what is going to happen in Parliament. With the Liberals, the NDP and the Bloc get together to defeat the Conservative government? Will the Governor General ask Stephane Dion to form another government? I admit to being a partisan Conservative, here's why I think she'll need to send us back to the polls:

(1) Dion is the leader of a party that is trying to find a new leader

(2) Dion delivered the smallest % of the vote and the least number of Liberal seats of any Liberal leader in recent memory

(3) a coalition would require the support of the Bloc, who are unlikely to be formal partners in a coalition

(4) a coalition would require the support of the Bloc, who are dedicated to the destruction of Canada

(5) the Liberals are motivated by a blind hatred of Harper, rather than what is best for the Canadian economy

(6) the Liberals only real complaint against the Conservatives is that they aren't spending enough money. They have no good plan of their own to address problems in the economy

(7) Canadians voted for the Conservatives because they perceive that the Conservatives are best for the economy

(8) The Conservatives received the largest % of the popular vote

(9) The Conservatives have a very strong Minority

(10) I could be wrong, but the only historical precedent at the Canadian Federal level is the King/Byng Crisis. A Governor General is not likely to want to repeat this event.

Given these reasons, I believe it would be irresponsible for the Governor General to invite Dion to form a government.


Anonymous Ed said...

You were correct that the GG would not ask Mr. Dion to form a government but she selected a better option in allowing the Prime Minister to prorogue Parliament. Both having the coalition take power so abruptly and calling an election two months after the last one were choices that most people were unwilling to take however, there seems to be more of a willingness to solve this via an immediate election.
Regardless, the suspension of Parliament will work to Harper's advantage over the next month and he can seize that advantage by making the right moves. See

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