It was and is the Prime Minister Harper himself who is the main insult to democracy. Harper miscalculated and lost the last election and did not become a majority government even again but now he made it all worse by showing us all what he is really like still too.. I had already written immediately after the last federal lection too that “And all persons are merely dreaming that the new Parliament will next usher in an era of co-operation between both the governing party and its opponents as long as Stephen Harper is around. That is not his style for he clearly and wrongfully loves to be a bully, to body check others. And Harper now will clearly have to endure the successes and failures of minority government again by his own poor contributions to it .”
The Liberals said they are considering introducing a motion declaring no confidence in the minority Conservative government. A Harper defeat on such a vote could set the stage for another election or give the opposition a chance to form a government.
As Canadians face the most difficult economic times in 80 years this was, is Not a time to play politics. It was, is Bad time to play political games So the Chess-loving PM was body checked by opponents. Opposition parties threaten to bring down minority government altogether or replace it.
FOR SOME CONSERVATIVES, WHO FALSELY, UNREALISTICALLY ONLY CAN SEE AS ALL OF THE OPPOSITION PARTIES AS AN ENEMY TO BE KILLED, THEIR NOW WINNING AT ANY COSTS STILL IS THE MAIN ISSUE FOR THEM TOO.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election to secure a majority, and failed to get one. Continues with his one step forward two step backyards leadership approach too. Mr. Harper now and all of us should reflect on where his cynical, bullying, combative, unChristlike approach has gotten him, the Conservative government’s apparent death wish , and how it has further destabilized our country during uncertain times. ” Thursday’s economic statement was an economic lame duck and a political boner. It revealed, among other things, the kind of Conservative Party that all but its core supporters suspected would eventually be outed: a group of ideologues, led by a Prime Minister who discarded his campaign sweater to reveal an economist with a tin heart and a politician who looks everywhere for political advantage. “
Stephen Harper has to wear this political mess himself now too. He had thought he had set a deadly trap for his opponents but he himself undeniably fell into it now. That is what a Bully, ego manic deserves. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s clearly SELF CENTERED, SELFISH, crude political brinksmanship has taken an now finally admitted Canadian economic crisis and made it into a political crisis. The substance of the VALID opposition claims that is that the Conservative government had wrongfully failed to recognize the seriousness of Canada’s present economic situation and so to date it has not credibly presented a plan to stimulate the economy. Rather it has played indecent, dirty party politics instead, the Conservatives fearlessly and foolishly approach to try to bait their opponents has made all of the matters worse, for the Conservatives even had directly poked the opposition in the eye with a proposal to end public subsidies to political parties by trying to cut of funding to the opposition parties.
So how stupid was the government in doing this. The cause of all this lunacy is the Conservatives themselves now too, and “the Conservatives never once mentioned cutting political subsidies during last month’s election campaign; the Prime Minister never raised it during his consultations with rival party leaders three weeks ago”. What were they now falsely thinking the political parties would take this false abuse lying down in a democracy? Rightfully the opposition’s reaction has ranged from outrage to a positive reaction. This is a political mess solely of Mr. Harper’s own making. Canada’s minority Conservative government, re-elected less than two months ago, could be toppled in the next few days .Two of the three Canadian opposition parties are seriously now negotiating to form a coalition government, which the third has agreed to support, if the government is defeated in a confidence vote in the House of Commons on the government’s updated budget forecast, which the opposition parties said doesn’t address the financial crisis. If the opposition effort is successful, it will mark the first time in Canadian history that a formal coalition has taken power from a sitting government.
Naively Mr. Harper next still sounded unrealistic, and characteristically indifferent, in his televised address even attacking his his valid opposition opponents and falsely pronouncing that a coalition government is not an option. It is a realistic, real option in any democracy for Stephen Hamper’s present government is not a majority one but only a Minority one still and as EVEN STEPHEN HARPER KNOWS AND THIS IS WHY HE STARTED TO FLINCH. Evident by Stephen Harper new time out to hopefully give his government another week to avert the full blown self doing crisis with his new submissive plan to push back the confidence motion a week, until Dec. 8, which he naively thinks next will buy him time to clean his own mess. But his juvenile partisan games has been reveled, and shows to all how untrustworthy now he still realy is, not any kind of competent, mature, or serious politician too. He also now should shift his focus to a serious plan to stimulate the Canadian economy if he hopes to wishfully survive even when he in arrogance had a choice between responsible governance and partisan warfare, he chose the latter. That’s a betrayal of public trust, plain and simple.
Merely let is think back to the final days of the election campaign, when Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared that the government had already done what was needed, that Canada was better off than the United States and that deficit financing was out of the question. And after the lection the same government uses words such as “recession,” and will run a deficit. Mr. Harper even warns about remembering the lessons of the Great Depression. How the same liar sings a different tune before and after the election, but that has been so common of him. And much more…
“The PMO issued detailed marching orders to Conservative MPs for a weekend blitz to shift public opinion.
In an e-mail obtained by the Globe and Mail, Guy Giorno, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Chief of Staff, set out a strategy to shift public debate ahead of a potential confidence vote in the House of Commons next week.
On Friday, Stephen Harper articulated the general theme of the e-mail, stating that while the Opposition has the right to bring down the government on matters of confidence, he said they had no right to “take power without an election.”
The memo urges MPs to fan out to their ridings this weekend and sell the government’s message through forums such as talk radio. Mr. Giorno’s e-mail stated that MPs must show that the current dispute with opposition parties is merely about the Liberals, NDP and Bloc trying to protect their share of the $27-million in public subsidies and steal power that they failed to win legitimately in the last federal election.
Mr. Giorno’s message also includes very detailed scripts MPS are expected to follow while delivering radio interviews that include the following lines:
- We’re not even two months removed from the last election, and a group of backroom politicians are going to pick who the Prime Minister is. Canadians didn’t vote for this person. We don’t even know who this person will be.
- Not a single voter voted for a Liberal-NDP coalition. Certainly not a single voter voted for the Liberals to form a coalition with the separatists in the Bloc.
- This is what bothers me the most. The Conservatives won the election. The Opposition keeps saying that the Conservatives have to respect the will of the voters that this is a minority and so on.
- …how about Liberals, NDP and Bloc respecting the will of the voters when they said “YOU LOSE”.
- And what’s this going to do to the economy. I’m sorry, I don’t care how desperate the Liberals are — giving socialists (Jack Layton) and separatists (Gilles Duceppe) a veto over every decision in government — that is a recipe for total economic disaster.
- But how more phony could these guys be?
- I mean, I follow the news, virtually every single day you have Harper or Flaherty out there telegraphing exactly what they plan to do with the economy. And not once did you hear the Liberals, NDP or separatists talking about toppling the government in response.
- No — do you know what set this off. When Flaherty said he was going to take taxpayer-funded subsidies away from the opposition. Now there is a reason to try and overturn an election— because the Conservatives the audacity to say “Hey, it’s a recession, maybe you should take your nose out of the trough.”
- And I wish the media would be more clear on this point — the opposition aren’t being singled out by this fact the Conservatives stand to lose the most money of all. The only difference is that Canadians are voluntarily giving money the Conservatives, so they don’t need taxpayer handouts. The only reason the opposition would be hurt more is because nobody wants to donate to them. They should be putting their efforts towards fixing that problem.
- I don’t want another election. But what I want even less is a surprise backroom Prime Minister whom I never even had the opportunity to vote for or against. What an insult to democracy.
But is it now too late to stop the consequences?
Supposedly astute Conservative Stephen Harper Harper was a fool not to realize, see this already too. No wonder he got a big shock, shot this weekend.. His False Pride comes before the big fall. History lessons repeat themselves too.
Now as to the unprecedented take back, repossession by the east, by the Liberals, NDP and the Bloc supported by the majority of easterners now too this is something the west has also already experienced even when the oil and gas industry was nationalized by liberal Pierre Trudeau and was why he was and remains so popular in the east.
Wake up Conservatives the reality is you behave badly the east does not mind sending the police to your home to arrest you… Mr. Harper and Joe Clark included… the law, justice now works both ways.. in the east as well as in the west
and how long will your so called oil wealth even help you now that the oil prices have drastically dropped again too.. you may need a bailout from the east again Alberta too?
The often Lying Conservatives, and their manipulators, spin doctors can spin, distort the truth all they want, but they will not get the majority support, for they were really stupid to firstly see that no one would support cutting anyone’s salary to start of with.. otherwise they never have even suggested that dumb idea in the first place and an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but it is too late to even take it all back now as well ,Conservatives they did their own permanent damage, foolishly hurt themselves, and who thinks Harper now was, is so smart of a person? Not many!
As to what some of the others have said about Harper recently too.. bad publicity like this freely available for all to read too.
“A FRATEHAULER from Canada writes: It is so obvious that the Conservatives are the most hypcritcial and fear mongering party in Canada to day. They keep saying that the Opposition’s possible Coalition is undemocratic. Well that’s Hogwash and they know it … The Opposition can defeat the sitting minority ( the Stephen Harper Conservatives) if they pass a non confidence resolution. The way the Conservatives have been acting lately they deserve to be defeated and the Coalition should run the Country during this dire economic time… Harper has no long term vision of the Country with the exception of his misguided ideological extreme right wing tactics. … Harper is a very secretive Prime Minister and is not to be trusted… his main and only aim is to bankrupt the entire opposition and become more of a Dictator than he is now.
The Conservative government is clearly attempting to abuse its privileged position of power…
Harper could have done that, but thus far he has shown his inability to truly lead. Time for him to get out of the way then…
After preaching about the need for minority governments to work with the other parties when he sat in the Opposition benches, Harper has completely failed as a leader of one himself…
You need to educate yourself on how Parliament works. The first obligation of any government is to earn and maintain the confidence of the House. In the absence of that confidence, it has no legal right to govern. Should an Opposition party or group of parties gain the confidence of the House, it then DOES have the right to govern. In a minority situation, it is incumbent upon the government to take into consideration the wishes of the Opposition. Failure to do so invites a loss of confidence. The minority is precisely what Canadians elected. Had we wanted a majority Reform government, we would have elected one. We did not. Seems to me that Mr. Harper is once again showing his ignorance of the Canadian Constitution, and for that matter, practical politics. ..
In 2004 when Paul Martin was the Prime Minister stephen harper conspired with the NDP and the Bloc to defeat the government in Parliament and to form a coalition to take over the government with harper at the helm. Here is a portion of the letter he sent ot the Governor General on Sept 9, 2004.
“As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the Liberal minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister to dissolve the 38th 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.”
-From a letter to then-Governor General Adrienne Clarkson signed by all three opposition leaders: Gilles Duceppe, Jack Layton and Stephen Harper
(September 9, 2004)
Seems strange eh now the COns think a coalition isn’t such a good idea !!! ..
It’s too bad Harper is not a good leader. He has brought all this on himself and can blame nobody but himself for the outcome. Any of you die hard Cons who refuse to see logic are just who you are .. be at peace with yourselves.
Harper wrote a letter to the Govenor General when Martins government was failing informing that he was ready to form and lead a coalition government … funny thing isn’t it.
To make matters worse STEPHEN NIXON has been caught recording an NDP strategy meeting …. yes maybe it was by accident they stumbled on it … but to record it and use it are tantamount to treason.
Which is exactly why we need to get rid of Harper and Flaherty. who have been mismanaging our economy for several years now. They are clearly poor judges of winners and losers and have distributed tax monies inef
see also Cons sleeping with the enemy http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/pm-harper-forced-into-a-coalition-with-separatists-and-socialists/