What a crisis!
I ask myself , why? Why now?
There was just an election (like the US).
Stephen Harper was given another minority government.
The message from the Canadian people was quite clear, cooperate with the other parties, work together.This was certainly not the message the Harper government wanted, but, it was the one they got!
So what happened,
The crisis was sparked Nov. 27 when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented a fiscal update that included cuts to funding for political parties, limited civil servants’ right to strike and failed to offer a stimulus package to spur economic growth.This after everyone agree to cooperate? With such tough economic times ongoing?
Instead of working together as he had promised, taking heed of the message Canadians had clearly delivered, here was PM Harper carrying a big stick and whacking the hornets nest.
He knows he can wipe out the opposition parties with the financing cuts, he knows he is not going to get an agreement on the right to strike, but hell, whack, whack whack!
The oppostion forms a coalition. They want to bring down the minority government, the government that can't & won't cooperate.
There are NDP meetings listened in on, which Conservatives leak details of
:NDP ask RCMP to track tape
Shouts of treason emanate from the Conservative camp.
Why treason? Because the Liberals and NDP brough the Bloq in on the deal.
TREASON, shout the conservatives, "in bed with the separatists!"
But wait...... it seems the Conservatives had already been in bed with the seperatists, not once but TWICE !
In 2000 and in 2004
The Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday that well-known Calgary lawyer Gerry Chipeur, who identified himself as an associate of Day's and the now-defunct Alliance, sent a written offer to the Bloc and Joe Clark's Progressive Conservatives before the votes were counted on election day on Nov. 27, 2000.
Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe held up the letter during Wednesday's question period while grilling the former Alliance leader over the alleged plan, as well as over the Conservatives' apparent willingness to form a coalition with the separatist party in 2004.
Treason? Not when the Conservatives bed the "Seperatists"
But, treason if anyone else does it.
Hmm, it could be jealousy?!
Today, the saga comes to a temporary end: The government has been prorogued
GG agrees to suspend Parliament until January
This is what Harper had requested.
I am uncertain if the coalition was a good idea. I am still out on that one.
But from where I am sitting, PM Harper did this intentionally. He has alot of money to play with and he intends to use it. Look for a ramping up of advertising. As Canadians have already seen during this crisis of government.
This man is up to no good.
He was not happy with the minority and it looks as if he will do what it takes to get a majority.
Which begs the question, what is it that Stephen Harper wants to get done as Prime Minister that he needs a majority government to accomplish?
It has got to be unsavoury, very unsavoury.