I support a coalition; Harper must be defeated!


I think Harper is anti-parliamentary democracy
or maybe he just doesn’t understand it. 
In a parliamentary system the Prime Minister has to have the confidence
of the House to govern. It is the House of Commons that picks the Prime
Minister not the party or the voters! Harper’s past and present government is
marked by disrespect for parliament and attempts to “get around”
parliament.  Harper’s strict muzzling of
his own backbenchers is a symptom of his disrespect for parliament and members
of parliament. He was and is trying to govern as if he were President. Doesn’t
he realize that nearly 63% of the electorate DID NOT vote for the CPC? I
support a coalition to replace Harper and perhaps an election after a new
Liberal leader is elected. The present CPC government must go!

I think the Bloc, Liberals and NDP should go to
the Governor General with the same statement modified for 2008 that Harper
agreed to in 2004; “As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware
that, given the Liberal (change to CPC) minority government, you could be asked
by the Prime Minister to dissolve the 38th (change to 40th)
Parliament at any time should the House of Commons fail to support some part of
the government’s program. We respectfully point out that the opposition
parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close
consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this
should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined to consult the
opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your
constitutional authority. Your attention to this matter is appreciated.”

I understand from the Ontario experience in 1985 that the Bloc
needs only to sign an agreement that it will not vote for any non confidence
motions aimed at the coalition government for a specified period.  I think they can agree to that if the
coalition agrees in writing that it will respect the rights of Quebec and well not do anything that would hurt the
interests of Quebec.

Hey how about a preamble to any agreement to
form a coalition government with BLOC support. 
Something like this: “We a coalition of Liberal Party of Canada and the
New Democratic Party stand for peace, welfare and good government. We undertake
to respect Quebec’s status as a nation within Canada and Quebec’s
and Canada’s
interests. We believe that Canada
is facing a very grave financial situation and that fiscal stimuli must be
introduced forthwith for the public benefit and welfare of all Canadians.”

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About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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