Oh, And Stephen Said, Be Scared Of the Scary Seperatists And Those Scary Socialists


September 9, 2004
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A1
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.
Sincerely,Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Gilles Duceppe, M.P.
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois
Jack Layton, M.P.
Leader of the New Democratic Party

Well it’s truly no wonder that Canadians don’t believe squat that emits from this guys mouth. And personally I would think that if the man and his cohorts couldn’t formulate an economic stimulus package in the first 8 weeks after being elected than chances are, he’ll never get it done. I mean, how much time does a guy need to get his act together after having been in the same position for the past year and a half? And for a guy who spent his previous existence as an economist this should not have been a difficult task.
But it certainly appears it is a difficult task and the knee jerk reactions we are seeing from the governing party today would indicate that there is no plan and was no plan except the plan to jump anywhere when yelled at by the angry electorate.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous
    Posted December 8, 2008 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Sorry but that letter falls way short of equating Stephen Harper with Stephane Dion.

    The letter is suggestive but nothing ever came of it. There never was a formal coalition between the CPC/NDP and Bloc. There wasn’t a coalition attempt to bring the government down and there was no real threat of the Bloc effectively controlling the government.

    At best the letter indicates that it might have happened if the right people had been in place. They had Layton and Duceppe but I kind of doubt that Harper would have followed through with the threat implied in the letter.

    Harper’s a lot of things but I don’t think he’s stupid enough to invite the Bloc into a coalition. The Conservative grassroots would have been screaming for his head and he’d wind up in the position Dion finds himself in right now.

    We’ll never know if Harper would have done it. It’s just speculation. Dion actually did it. He negotiated the deal with the Devil. He signed the contracts. He pays the price.

    Ultimately the CPC will pay too. It’s no secret that Harper precipitated this mess with the threat to cut off public funding. The recent polls don’t reflect anything but the public’s indignation with the idea of a separatist controlled government. They certainly don’t reflect any real gains in Conservative support. The polls will readjust over the next few months, especially if the Liberals get their shit together, publicly denounce Dion and find a real leader.

    Of course, given the Liberals track record with picking leaders……

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