Canadian Political "crisis"

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  1. Diomedes

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    From the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7766332.stm


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    Any thoughts on this? I think it's disgusting what Harper is doing.

    A section of James Laxer's blog: http://www.jameslaxer.com/blog.html

    By attempting this issue Harper is subverting the democratically expressed will of the people, the Canadian parliamentary system of government, using the economic crises as a means to destroy opposition rather than as a time to help rebuild the country, resort to extremely dirty politics (lying in interviews, calling Quebecois separatists in English and "sovereigntists" in French), and above all he is initiating a partisan agenda with a minority government. I have never been so disgusted with the actions of the Conservative government and I am now.

    Bob Rae was right when he stated Stephen Harper is unfit to govern.

    Also, I suggest reading Rick Mercer's blog if you're interested in all this: http://www.rickmercer.com/
     
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  2. Sodbuster

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    Wow. I live like right across the border from Canada, and I've never heard of any of those people or anything about this issue until now. What's funny is we have to wait until the 20th of January to get rid of our Conservative, devious, dubious, war-mongering, partisan, and completely hated President, who also happens to now be in the political minority. They will be kicked out a week apart. We should have an international, cross-border party that lasts the whole week! We'll party from the 20th to the 23rd here in the USA, then cross the border and party on until your Lord Protector is ousted! I'm only a few hours from Edmonton.
     
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  3. Solaris10

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    He cannot take all of us at once! RUSH HIM!
     
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  4. malakian

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    If the queen supports him, so do I!

    I LOVE YOU QUEENIE!
     
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    The faster Harper is gone the better. Plus I don't want to got through another election where I know the Marijuana has no chance.
     
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  6. Diomedes

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    The Queen doesn't support him, the GG merely gave him a bit more time to repair his screwups. Rest assured, if he messes up again the coalition will take over.
     
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  7. GRColin

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    Blah blah blah liberal blah blah rhetoric blah end war blah blah economy blah.
     
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    I'm not 100% on this, but i'm sure I live there.
     
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  10. TheNesMan

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    He's Just delaying the inevitable.
     
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  11. Rakon

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    The sooner he's gone, and Bob Rae takes over, the better.

    I just can't imagine what this would be like if the Conservatives got a majority.
     
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  12. masterchris

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    Personally I prefer Ignatieff... but either would be better than Harper. Hell, I'll continue with Dion if it means removing Harper.
     
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  13. masterchris

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    So, Dion is stepping down earlier than anticipated; we may have Ignatieff as interim leader as early as this Wednesday!

    I have to admit, I hate to see good people destroyed by the political machine, but this really is the best thing that could happen for the survival of the Liberal party, and the coalition.
     
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    hm, I didn't know we had states with parliamentary systems.
     
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  15. Diomedes

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    I rally want Rae over Iggy. The only fault is that Canadians may not like a former NDP leader running the liberals.
     
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  16. masterchris

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    If Rae were chosen as leader, the Conservatives would have so much ammunition, the man has a huge amount of baggage...
    But, we don't have to worry about that, Rae stepped out of the race today, so Ignatieff is the next leader of the Liberals.
     
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  17. Diabolus

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    Harper had the chance to handle this like a man but he's shown how much of a p-boy he actually is.
     
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  19. MacFarlane

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    Harper's a complete hack. I'm really hoping that the coalition goes through, so that man can stop pissing our country away.
     
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  20. masterchris

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    Unfortunately he's got the country so riled up against the coalition with his lies and spin that I fear if the coalition ever went ahead, next time there is a general election the Conservatives would be handed a majority.

    It's up to Ignatieff to try and win support back by showing the public how much of a liar Harper is. I still see replies to news articles posted daily talking of "handing power to the separatists" which has been proven incorrect numerous times.
     
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