Replacing him? The Liberal’s Stephane Dion and the NDP’s Jack Layton.
Not that it’s the first time such a possibility has been mooted.
NDP leader Jack Layton, “won`t admit it, [Liberal Leader StÃ©phane] Dion won`t admit it, but I think their strategy has to be that, between the two of them, they have to have enough seats where they can challenge Harper on a non-confidence motion after the election, said Progressive Conservative supporter Henry Jacek, a professor of political science at Hamiltons McMaster University, in a Globe and Mail story.
“I think what he`s hoping is that he and Dion will make a deal and that they will put a joint motion together that, if they should win it, they would then form a coalition government with Dion as prime minister and Jack a deputy prime minister,” said Jacek.
Actually, “that mightn’t be too bad,” said p2pnet, going on:
“”Dion isn’t charismatic, but he’s certainly intelligent and thoughtful and to his credit, he doesn’t have the snake oil salesman overlay that’s so much a part of the George W. Harper persona.
“And Layton’s New Democrats really do seem to have a handle on what ordinary people who are, lest we forget, the ones who elect the government in the first place, looking for.”
Michelle in Muskoka, Ontario, might agree.
“I’m truly excited about the thought of a Liberal/NDP government,” she says in a Reader’s Write, going on »»»
I wonder if it will truly happen. I feel it is amazing facing our current economic crisis the Cons would even suggest demolishing financial support to Parties; CLEARLY a ploy here.
Harper knew [finance minister Jim] Flattery’s economic plan had no stimulus. He knew there was NO focus on the economy. I’m certain Harper was already aware he had lost confidence with the house of commons .
With all these obvious facts clearly Harper had thrown in removing party funding so he can paint the opposition as grabbing at tax payers monies. Good tactic.
AND why does that work here in Canada?? It works because we take little to NO iniative to know what is going on around us. Party funding if we think of it as “people” instead of “sheeple” we quickly understand removing it will NOT stimulate the economy.
Do we what a government that will play political games during such times??
A comment to all who believe a government should be voted in …
Well they are. If a coalition government were to be formed “Because the house of commons has lost confidence in the present government.
THE PROTOCOL is that the leading opposition would have the opportunity to form an alternative.
The opposition is aware of the deadlock â they understand the protocol.
Just because they get in office today doesn’t mean they are there forever.
Harper is definately a weasel â this man knows how government works! The fact that he’s going public “crying” about how parties should be voted in blah blah.
THIS MAN IS LEADING CANADA â HE HAS NO RIGHT GOING PUBLIC AND MAKING A MOCKERY OUT OF PROTOCOL. These are Canadian RULES.
OPPS â Sorry Harper knows what he’s doing. He knows the protocol. He knows he can make the sheeple-people upset … involved.
No worries Con supporters. ONCE the Lib/NDP are in power shouldn’t be more than six months/year we will be at the polls again
“Do not believe everything a Politician says,” Michelle suggests, adding, “as I said Harper knows the rules; and let’s face it — three opposition parties the guy couldn’t even make friends with one!!”
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