Am I hallucinating.. or did Canada really have a federal election JUST LAST MONTH?
In which, in my dreams or possibly reality, the Conservative Party won re-election with a larger minority than it had before the election.
Yes a minority. But they still won.
Now I know how minorities work, and how they can be overthrown, I was around during the Joe Clark debacle, etc. etc.
But it seems to me that overthrowing the recently-elected government with a COALITION of parties whose philosophies do not really coincide all that well, bypassing the election process, is a little much.
BUT IT GETS WORSE.
Who will lead this coalition of the insane?
The current leader of the strongest party therein?
The current leader of any of the other parties?
Any leader who was chosen as leader by a party of his or her peers?
No, the new Prime Minister would be someone who was never chosen as party leader and would lead a government that was not chosen by the people, according to a "senior Liberal source".
Oh yes I almost forgot.. this COALITION would depend for its very survival on:
THE BLOC QUEBECOIS, WHOSE PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO TEAR CANADA APART BY ENABLING QUEBEC SEPARATION.
You couldn't make this stuff up.
And all this was set off by a "financial update" which contained a proposal to do away with public funding for political parties based on popular vote.
Oh they say it was because the update didn't offer enough of a "stimulus package" for the economy. Depending on what you read, this was either necessary, or not. But funding for the minority parties? DEFINITELY necessary.
Forget that Obama came out of nowhere, raised zillions one dollar at a time, and ended up President. Way too much work.
I have never joined a political party of any type. The last two elections, I voted Conservative. I don't entirely agree with their social policies but I felt that Harper was the best of a bad lot as leader, and I strongly support their policies with regard to the military and the Arctic.
However, if this thing goes through, I HEREBY PUBLICLY PLEDGE to join the Conservatives and do whatever I can as a volunteer to get Stephen Harper a majority government.
This is ridiculous.