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December 4, 2008

Harper Accused of Inciting Mob Rule

Filed under: Canada,Politics — cyberwanderer @ 8:14 pm
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Constitutional experts have warned that the decision by the Governor General would set a very dangerous precedent. Future PM can use proroguing to avoid being defeated by the majority in Parliament.  Political Scientist were quoted as saying:

That rhetoric will exacerbate tensions across the country, especially in Quebec and in Western Canada, during the two-month period before Parliament resumes on Jan. 26, Mendes said.

Dennis Pilon, a political scientist from the University of Victoria, said in a letter to CBC that he is “deeply worried” about the country heading into a “potentially violent situation.”

“I do not mean to be alarmist in suggesting we may be heading for violence. But the actions of this prime minister are coming dangerously close to inciting mob rule,” writes Pilon.

He says Harper has ramped up the heat by insinuating his opponents are attacking Canada’s democracy and risking national unity for their own gain.

source: CBC

Meanwhile, a Liberal MP was disgruntled and upset because Dion’s video look amateurish and came too late for one network to show. Which network was that? CTV? I channel surf to Global and saw Dion’s clip there and they apologize for the delay due to technical difficulties. So how’s that Dion’s fault? CBC and CityTV showed it and commented on it. So the only channel I did not watch is CTV, Harper’s Network. Who shot Dion’s video anyway? I can’t believe a Liberal MP would make such a big fuzz about minor details and ignore the bigger issue of Harper having just defecated on our democracy. Dion is turning over the leadership to whoever win in Spring. MP Jim Karygiannis can sit and wait because whichever leader he is backing would have to win the race first. Just what was he smoking today?

December 3, 2008

What the Governor General Decision Could Look Like

A decision by the Governor General could read something like this.

On proroguing: During this time of economic uncertainty, it is unacceptable for Canadian not to have a  government for over a month. Prolonged uncertainty would not be good to our stock market and investors confidence. You should continue to govern with the confidence and support of the majority of the elected member of the house, as required by law. Failing to satisfy this basic tenet of our democratic law, you have no other recourse but to accept the will of the majority in Parliament.

On calling election: Canadian have just been to the poll and judging by the record low turnout, they are not keen to see another one. You, Mr. Harper have preached about prudence. It is prudent that we don’t waste millions of dollars in tax payers money on an unwelcome election.

On threat to Canadian unity with Bloc supporting the coalition: Canadians all over Canada from the east to the west have voted for the MP they think would best serve their interest. Quebecers have voted for Bloc MP to represent them. Quebecers are Canadians, hence vote from their elected representative count as much as vote of other Canadian MP.

And off the record Mr. Harper. For the love of God, stop using Quebecers as pawn in your own political game. You are doing more damage to Canada’s unity with your silly game. For crying out loud, you have also coalesce with the Bloc against past Liberal government and relied on them to keep your minority government in power.

The last paragraph is “undiplomatic” and won’t likely be used. But it would be nice to see the Governor General dressed down Harper.

And getting a gauge of the biasness in airwaves, ahem CTV. I have been boycotting them and while channel surfing, stopped by for less than a minute. Saw Lloyd Robertson. Then Craig Oliver. He must be responding to Lloyd’s question. He went on to paint Liberal as being in disarray and fearful of weak Dion. Needless to say I continue on to other channel. It’s still the same CTV alright. Harper’s propaganda channel. From the people I talked to, other channels commentators have spoken unkindly of Harper’s gimmick. Seems like most of the media have awaken, save for few Harpersites that are still clinging on to the sinking ship of Harper – who is looking more and more like a tyrant.

Harper’s Next Move, Blackmailing Governor General

Filed under: Canada,Politics — cyberwanderer @ 12:18 am
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Harper’s supporters are now blackmailing the Governor General saying she better reject the coalition or else.

h/t The regina mom blog. Here’s a National Post report quoted on that blog.

Sputtering with rage in the Post, Michael Bliss goes so far as to demand that the Governor-General reject any no-confidence vote supported by the Bloc — and if she doesn’t, it amounts to “an abuse of vice-regal power” that raises “fundamental questions about Ms. Jean’s loyalty to the Constitution and to Canada”.

Here’s a Parliament Democracy for Dummy to counter Harper’s spin that this is undemocratic.

Each member of parliament were voted by Canadian voters. If the majority of elected MP voted non-confidence on the government, the government falls. That’s democracy at work.

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