DOes It Really Matters Who Governs, When They All Vote The Same Anyways?

Party Leaders Taunt And Cajole Each Other While Canadians Watch In Stunned Silence
For Canadians the parade of stupidity is about to begin. All of the major party leaders have begun the ritual dance of taunts and jeers followed up by really silly announcements about everything.
Canada has been led for a couple of years now by the Conservative party of Canada who won the last election with very thin voter support. As a result of that thin voter support a minority government was created. A good thing if there was some opposition the odd time on bills that are silly…like bill c-51.
The good thing about that minority position is that it keeps the government somewhat honest, or at least it keeps them on their toes…well, that’s if there was an official opposition to the government, things would be that way.
The fact is, Canada has been without an official opposition in the house for the time that Harper has been in power, effectively giving Harper a majority to govern with as there is no one in the crowd who is willing to stand up to him.
Oh yes, there is Dion and there is Layton, and the odd time, Duceppe runs into a wall shrieking something that no one comprehends, but that is still not any type of opposition compared to what Canadians had become accustomed to in recent years. There must be someone out there that remembers the good old days of effective opposition stifling ridiculous ideas the government was planning on inflicting on its’ populace?
The last time we had a really good non-fearful opposition was when the current prime minister sat in the opposing gallery. Who could forget the antics of the Harper crew complaining about pork barrell politics and graft?
With any luck we’ll see him back there in a few months, doing what he did best, being the official opposition to the Liberal government. Seems that is the only way we’ll have an opposition in the country that is effectual and not afraid to stand up.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    It’s worse than you think. Now we’ve got Dion’s staffers taunting and cajoling Dion….. 🙂

  2. penlan
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    anon…that farce you link to is just that: a farce.
    It’s obvious it was written by a CON.

    Think about it.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    It’s obvious that you wish it was written by a CON.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    The NDP does not ‘vote the same’ as the Dion Liberals or the Harper Cons. The NDP will continue to act as the Real Opposition to the Conservative Agenda. The NDP has voted over 40 times to bring down the Harper Cons. Dion and his Liberal Caucus have repeatedly ignored the concerns of progressive voters and their own Liberal activists and have propped up the Cons either by supporting them (e.g. extension of Afghan mission) or by not bothering to show up (e.g. regressive immigration legislation and massive corporate tax cuts instead of much needed social and enviro spending) more than 40 times.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    The big dipper has worked hard and likes to think it is officially the opposition.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    “It’s obvious it was written by a CON.”

    If that’s true then Stephen Taylor and the CPC are open to a very nasty lawsuit and public scandal. There will be no suit or scandal …because it’s not a lie.
    You can bet Taylor has proof that came from a Liberal staffer.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    If Taylor has that proof, he should come forward with it.

  8. wilson
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Sarah Bain, a senior communications officer in Dion’s office, confirmed that the leak came from Lib source:

  9. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Besides, what does all of this have to do with whether or not SD can govern? Wouldn’t you prefer a non-bullying intellectual at the helm and not a two-bit economist that couldn’t get a private job?

  10. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    If SD can’t even govern his own staff what makes you think he can govern a country?

    …..and please tell us about Dion’s vast experience in the private sector.

  11. Anonymous
    Posted August 2, 2008 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Neither have any experience anywhere. Why not have the third party run the house while the infants bicker?

  12. Anonymous
    Posted August 2, 2008 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    The third party? Right. Layton’s just another opportunist that’s spent his entire adult life sucking at the public teat.
    Hell. In his case it’s a family affair. His wife’s on the political dole too.

    A pox on all their houses. None of them are worth the effort to mark an “X” on a piece of paper.

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