Canadians React to Parliament Suspension, Rally for Coalition
Many Canadians will be attending the coalition rallies that will be popping up all over the country on Saturday. Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and many other cities will be having rallies in support of the coalition.
If you're about as angry as I am right now, you're wishing that Torontonians had voted in a single Tory so that you could go throw rocks at their office.
Fortunately, Torontonians are too sensible for that to happen. Double-fortunately, there is a place you can go Saturday to express your outrage towards Harper and, if you want, Governor General Jean (I for one would allow it).
Did the announcement of a Coalition have the effect the parties wanted? Maybe not, according to a new poll which suggests that while Canadians would welcome a new election, more people would vote for the Conservatives this time around.
How well did Stephane Dion’s attempt to unseat the plurality Conservative government play with the Canadian electorate? About as well as his fumbled speech. A new poll shows that a majority of Canadians would have wanted a new election instead, and that 46% would support the Conservatives — higher than during the last election:
Many Canadians are outraged - one way or another - about either the formation of the Coalition or Harper's suspension of Parliament.
I am very disappointed either side- government or the opposition coalition offered any major or draft proposal of economic details to the Canadians. There was a lot of talk of economic stimulus and cuts to government expenditures. We do not even have a made in Canada solution. Canadians do not need an Obama.
So what will happen to Stephen Harper if the coalition comes to power? He might be out of a job, in more ways than one:
While the Tory government expressed relief yesterday over Governor-General Michaëlle Jean's decision to prorogue Parliament, government MPs and party members are asking tough questions about Mr. Harper's future.
We've had some great coverage of the coalition and prorogation, including what 'prorogation' is in the first place:
This begs the question... what exactly is prorogation?
Governor General Michaëlle Jean has granted Prime Minister Stephen Harper his one wish. She has suspended the current parliamentary session until January 27th and squashed, for now at least, the possibility of a Liberal-NDP coalition.
Now the parties that Canadians clearly denounced get toghether with another separatist party that has no Canadian interest and wants to break up canada get together in a clear contempt of canadian public's popular vote.