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November 29, 2008

The Harper demon who clearly made it all worse

 
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The misplaced values,  lack of decency, lack of morality, lack of street sense ,lack of common sense,  out-of-touch, revengeful Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has not only cleary degenerated in the eyes of many but faces to lose his office now too. Do not make a Mistake he is no professing Christian person as he rather opposes Christianity.   https://jesussayscome.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/shalom/
 
As Canadians face the most difficult economic times in 80 yearsNot a time to play politicsChess-loving PM body checked by opponentsOpposition parties threaten to bring down minority government and Bad time to play political games 
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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 .”

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Up until now, the Canadian Conservative  Prime Minister Stephen Harper had basically  been able to get away with his strong-arm tactics, his autocratic tactics, his disrespecting others, his  “Nixonian tactics,” his power-monger politics in the midst of a global economic crisis last week clearly had also showed to all that there was little change in his negative behaviors.  All Rules of decency and order  apply only to all the others but not to Stephen Harper it seems still . “It was like to hell with the rules. I do what I want.”   “How can Canadians trust this government to get our economy back on track when it’s all over the map?” Liberal House leader Ralph Goodale So Canada’s opposition parties have agreed in principle to form a coalition that would topple Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.
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Public confidence of Stephen Harper  and his leadership  has been badly shaken by the events of the past few days. As the Conservatives continue their pattern of negative behavior, setting aside the country’s interests in pursuit of their own, “Mr. Harper has poisoned the well for this Parliament, and has contributed to the political destabilization of Canada during a great economic crisis.”
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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.

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The Liberals and New Democrats have also agreed to a coalition government structure that would give them a majority of seats, a New Democrat party official said Sunday. In the new government, the Liberals would have 19 Cabinet ministers and the New Democrats will have six. A spokesman for the Bloc agreed, noting the existing Conservative government is still refusing to provide a stimulus plan for the economy. The third member of the proposed coalition, Bloc Quebecois, would hold no Cabinet seats under the deal. Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe has said the party has no interest in governing Canada but will back the coalition.  Together, the three parties hold 163 parliamentary seats compared to the Conservatives’ 143 seats. Independents hold the two remaining seats. Liberals and New Democrats disagree on Canada’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan but it won’t prevent them from governing together. The New Democrats oppose the war, while the Liberals support it. 
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Prime minister, Stephen Harper,  his cabinet and senior officials in repose scrambled all weekend to derail opposition negotiations to supplant the Conservatives with a Liberal-NDP coalition supported by the Bloc. The Tories are also using the crisis to issue an “emergency” funding appeal to their donorship base. As well as setting forth their smear campaigns. The Conservative’s claim that a coalition government would have no legitimacy does not accord with Harper’s own position on the matter just four years ago in September 2004, Harper wrote to then-governor general Adrienne Clarkson to argue that she should “consider all your options” if the Liberal minority of Paul Martin was to fall on a confidence vote. “We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation,” Harper wrote. Harper co-signed the letter with Layton and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe. 
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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. 

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“Just weeks ago Harper spoke of the need for a more nonpartisan approach to governing in the financial crisis. This week’s events prove that was mere lip service. Harper is more concerned about crippling political opponents and is willing to do so on the backs of Canadians frightened for their very future. It’s shameful.  ” He clearly  is a demon obsessed with getting more power.
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Economic crisis is no time for political games  What is wrong with Stephen Harper? Days after talking about the need to put partisanship aside to deal with the economic crisis, the prime minister unleashes an undemocratic — even thuggish — attack on the opposition parties. His actions come at the expense of Canadians, introducing more uncertainty, including the threat of an election, at the most damaging time. And it is oddly self-destructive. At a point when many moderate voters were prepared to give the Conservatives a chance to demonstrate their ability to govern in the interests of all Canadians, Harper acted as a partisan bully, reinforcing concerns about his judgment. The classic way for a government to stimulate a flagging economy is to pump money into infrastructure. Road-building and government-funded construction can create jobs through one-time projects that increase spending on local materials and provide the country with something it actually needs, without creating a long-term spending problem. That’s the way Ottawa should go, economists say. In its Throne Speech a few weeks ago, the government promised infrastructure spending to pump money into the economy. It would appear that Minister Flaherty has forgotten that promise.  What planet do Canada’s Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty and Prime Minister Harper live on?
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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.   

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Stephen Harper, the supposedly competent political strategist,  who still could  not even unwisely foresee twice that he would only get a minority government, from the start of his election as PM, now desperately still again wants to achieve and to get have political power,  clearly figures his Conservative party based on the past received political donations alone has enough cash reserves for another future election that he intends to shortly force on us, wants to put the opposition parties at an economic, political disadvantage for the next foreseeable federal election.   Sadly too  Many Conservatives had been gleefully supportive of  the “poison pill”  the Conservative plan to slash $30 billion in taxpayer subsidies for political parties. The slash in a dictatorial, undemocratic, poorly calculated approach for any minority government especially now. And as  political fallout expands , Harper’s move is rightfully widely seen as a terrible political miscalculation putting Canada’s Conservative government is in peril, just five weeks after the last federal election, and Canada’s stability, in jeopardy at a time of economic crisis.  “A Conservative government source said yesterday the idea was Harper’s. Sources said “most” of the Conservative caucus is perplexed why the government moved to put such controversial measures in now. “It makes no sense,” said one.  To date, Harper has been a partial master at dividing and conquering his opponents but now he Harper rather has succeed instead  rather uniting them  predictable even. ” by moving to end the subsidy to all political parties, he has given the three opposition parties unity and purpose. It is a rare strategic blunder for Harper and a miscalculation not seen since (former PC prime minister Joe) Clark toppled himself in 1979.  Wiser Conservative insiders across the country are  flabbergasted.” Thus this Conservative government next will clearly fall without even them even being reassured of a re-election majority again. it would be constitutionally correct for the federal opposition parties to topple the Conservatives too. Harper as a result is now scrambling  to retain his political power against the coalition government. 

 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. “ 

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 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.  

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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. 

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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.

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The new Conservative party was elected cause they said they were going to be better than the other political parties, more honest, decent, etc, and in this regard they became the biggest liars themselves,  they next became the bullies, thugs, oppressors, promise breakers and much more, showing to us all that they were really wolves in sheep clothing,  their clearly apparent bad acts do  not deny who they really are still too… bad people.
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No one in his right mind  can ever think, believe thse are the acts of a genuine professing Christian , more likely  acts typical of the Christian Missionary Alliance church, but not those of Jesus Christ. Jesus would have shown consideration for the poor people firstly, humbly too,  now too and not be self centered, boastful, proud like the Conservatives.
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You cannot hide for long what you really are, Stephen Harper and his thugs included..
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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…

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“The PMO issued detailed marching orders to Conservative MPs for a weekend blitz to shift public opinion.

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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.

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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.”

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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.
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The decision to attempt to strangle the three opposition parties by removing public financing of parties has obviously backfired. The government is now withdrawing the idea.
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But is it now too late to stop the consequences?

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It was and is the Prime Minister Harper himself who is the main insult to democracy. And who can believe a too often lying, manipualtive, deceptive Conservative anymore anway? Kick him still rightfully out of office.
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Government reverses itself on political funding decision The Canadian Press, OTTAWA –  OTTAWA — After 24 hours of peering into a yawning political abyss, the Harper government stepped back from the brink Saturday, dropping a plan to kill public subsidies for political parties.” When it comes to the funding and subsidies that political parties get, we just don’t think it’s worth getting into an election on that issue,” Transport Minister John Baird said in an interview.
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The bad Conservatives still do think they can buy an election with Money now do not seem to be able to reach the poor people or to get their support of Canada still, which seem to be a majority of people of Canada, those who rightfully despise the money hungry Conservatives.
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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.

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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.

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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

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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?

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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!

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Conservatives use talk of coalition to appeal for ’emergency’ donations OTTAWA – The cash-flush Conservative party is using opposition threats of taking over government to issue an emergency plea for political donations.
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Imagine that unrepentant Harper still believes that acquiring more money can, will buy him back a government.. Stephen Harper sadly still fails to see that more money will not deny, cover up his own immoral acts of hijacking the federal government to suit his  own personal  agendas, ambitions and still still fails to see what a bad creep he really looks like rightfully now in the eyes of many Canadians.

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So Stephen Harper and his bad CON party are asking for more donations to overcome all the bad publicity they are getting mostly Perhaps if he was  a real  good leader they wouldn’t have to worry about Him always  stepping on mines. More money to undo the vast mount of damage already done will not help.. what Harper did not learn that from his last 2 attempts in forming a majority government too? He really is an bad leader and a bad learner
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How ironic that the person  the PM Stephen Harper named as incompetent was chosen now to replace him. Harper’s fall from grace came with startling speed. Canadian PM Damaged Badly By Crisis He Provoked The crisis also shows Harper had a very poor reading of the mood inside Parliament, in particular among the opposition parties he had so often pushed into a corner..  A botched attempt by Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper to cripple opposition parties has backfired so badly that even if he survives what is now the worst crisis of his career, he has been wounded badly.” For the Liberals, the threat of the financing clause meant the Conservatives wanted total annihilation. It was for me a flight or fight instinct and it’s a prime motivator behind dumping them,”   Now the opposition parties — who control a majority of seats in Parliament and whose support he needs to govern — say they want to have nothing to do with Harper.  “For the Liberals, the threat of the financing clause meant the Conservatives wanted total annihilation. It was for me a flight or fight instinct and it’s a prime motivator behind dumping them,”  “Right now, we do not believe him, and I think he has earned the right for us not to believe him,” said senior Liberal legislator John McCallum. Liberal Leader Stephane Dion would be prime minister in a coalition government with the NDP, his caucus decided Monday afternoon.  Meanwhile, Conservatives were fighting a desperate public relations war trying to convince Canadians that a government with Stephane Dion as prime minister would have little legitimacy. Conservative sympathizers were organizing cross-country, anti-coalition protests. Liberals and NDP have agreed to govern together for 30 months and will soon send a letter to the Governor General saying there is a “government-in-waiting.” Potential candidates to take over from Harper include well-respected Environment Minister Jim Prentice. A new website, supposedly set up by Prentice supporters, appeared over the weekend and called on party members to back him. Prentice denies any association with the site. NDP elder statesman Ed Broadbent says the plan – supported by the Bloc Quebecois – would be directed at the beleaguered auto and forestry sectors and at an infrastructure rebuilding program.
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Quebeckers support a coalition with Bloc ministers  Globe and Mail, Canada –   76 per cent of Quebeckers support a coalition if the Conservatives are defeated, while only 9 per cent want another election. 
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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…

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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…

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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 !!! ..

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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.

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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 ineffectively

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see also  Cons sleeping with the enemy https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/pm-harper-forced-into-a-coalition-with-separatists-and-socialists/

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