The proposed coalition is morally and legally the right thing to do.

I’d like to make four points in answer to criticism of the proposed

  1. In Canada we
    do NOT elect a Prime Minister, we elect a Parliament.  Parliament then decides which group has
    the confidence of the House to govern and that group’s leader becomes
    Prime Minister.
  2. The
    Bloc ran in the last election NOT as separatist but as an anti CPC (stop
    Harper) choice. They received more than 50% of the vote in Quebec.  Quebec
    is very much a part of Canada
    and this Quebec
    anti CPC vote must be included in the Canadian totals.
  3. Over
    60 % of the Canadian electorate all across Canada
    (yes there are both Liberal and NDP seats west of Ontario and in all of the Western
    ridings not held by the CPC one or the other ran second). The proposed
    coalition represents a majority of all Canadians; Harper’s Conservatives do
    NOT.  The House has both a moral and
    legal right to place its confidence in the proposed coalition. Talk of a
    coup d’état is nonsense!
  4. In
    the economic update and the accompanying proposed legislation, Harper
    showed what the CPC would do if it had a majority. He was behaving very
    aggressively and uncooperatively.  Canada
    thoroughly rejected this right wing platform in denying him a majority;
    Canadians wanted a working minority government to hold the CPC’s right
    wing in check.  In a minority
    government the governing group has to work with the other parties and make
    compromises.  Harper’s tactics last
    week make it impossible for this House to work with him.  He and his PMO have to go! At the very
    least turn over the CPC to the moderates in the party.

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 Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. 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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