So since the demise of the little Liberal NDP Bloc circus we came to know as the Coalition, there have been a couple of very vocal dissidents. Namely Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe. Seems Jack is a bit bitter thathis attempted power grab fell flat on its face once Ignatieff came to the table. And really, everyone, except maybe Jack, knows that was his only chance at seeing any kind of power in Ottawa anytime soon.
But if you thought you were tired of listening to Jack and the tantrum ads the NDP have been running against the Liberals, check out Charles Adler’s letter to Mr. Layton. That ought to about sum it up. Now Jack, do you really think those ads are helping your cause? Or maybe just making you look like a bitter 6th grader than got knocked out of the dodge ball game in gym class.
For anyone that may have seen the Rick Mercer Report on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, you have likely already seen this. It is “Rick’s Rant” from that episode and it pretty much says, as a population, we don’t know what is going on. So with a little entertainment value, I am joining Rick Mercer in encouraging all of you to inform yourselves of our electoral processes, both federally and provincially.You can get much information at Elections Canada and Elections BC.
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Disgust, disbelief, anger. Three words I have heard a lot recently. A lot has been said in the past 10 days or so since this whole LNB Coalition came to the forefront of Canadian politics but what does it all mean? Some have called it undemocratic, some have called it down right illegal. In actuality, its neither, what it is, however is hugely unpopular with the Canadian voters who less than two months ago made a choice that seems to mean nothing to the Lib NDP Bloc Coalition. Recent polls have support for the Harper Conservative government skyrocketing from the 38% of the vote garnered on October 14 to anywhere from 44% to 51% depending on the polling company. Check out this article by Rob Breakenridge from the Calgary Herald for more on the numbers, HERE.
But what does it all come down to? On December 4, the Governer General of Canada, Michaelle Jean, approved Stephen Harper’s request to prorogue Parliament. Since then, we have seen the coalition members looking more than a little unorganized and silly. The Liberals pushed their failed and interim leader, Stephan Dion out. They then followed that up with a scramble to decide how to replace him before January that ended with Bob Rae backing out leaving a choice of one. Michael Ignatieff. Apparently acting quickly was more important than acting democratically on this occasion.
In the end, what seems to have really put a bad taste in peoples mouths, especially in Western Canada was being told that your vote didn’t matter and to add insult to injury, we plan on placing Stephane Dion at the helm! All I can say, is the gents in Ottawa are doing a great job at sullying the Liberal and NDP brands out West. It is an exciting time to be a part of a grass roots, BC Conservative party pushing for change here in BC.