Update from JD:
Apologies to you and your readers. Rising blood pressure temporarily addled my brains in my last email.
I would like to clarify my earlier text.
The BQ (Block Quebecois is the Federal level).
The PQ (Parti Quebecois) is a provincial party. Both PQ and BQ are separatists.
Alliance is Lib-NDP-BQ.
Our tipster JD sends this followup on the political situation in Canada:
The Liberals just signed an agreement a few hours ago with the NDP (both parties are socialist) to work together. The separatist party, Bloc Quebecois (PQ) (also known as Partie Quebecois; hence the acronym PQ — also socialist) will agree to support this new coalition with their votes.
The PQ will have no minister representation in this new “government”, only a promise to support the Lib-NDP agenda in voting for their policies. (Expect the price of PQ support to be high — in terms of vast amounts of money flowing to Quebec.)
I should note that the media (CBC — Communist Broadcasting Corporation) is falling in lock step with this and is presenting it as a “fait accompli.”
The Lib-NDP (via talking heads representatives on the political talk shows) are now already calling for Harper to step aside “gracefully.”
Harper has two choices.
1. He could step aside. 2. He could issue a call to the Governor General for an election.
Keep in mind that Harper’s minority government has already received the “seal of approval” from the Governor General in a ceremony just after the Conservatives were elected.
If Harper calls on the Governor General to call an election (the best choice — step 1 would be disaster) then the Governor General has two choices.
1. She could call for an election. 2. She could say “no election” and support the Lib-NDP.
As I see it:
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If she supported the Lib-NDP, then this would create problems as the Conservative Party has already received the “Seal of Approval” by the Governor General. This decision could be fought by the Conservatives constitutionally in Court. This may result in her decision being overturned, effectively making her office look stupid and useless.
If she calls for an election (only four months after the last one), this decision may be fought by the Lib-NDP in Court. But this is far better for the country than if Harper were to step down.
The key issue is that this is happening after the Governor General signed Harper’s new minority government into office.
This manufactured crisis is a first in Canadian political history and has no IDENTICAL scenario. Lib-NDP-PQ are trying to paint other historical scenarios as identical. Don’t believe it. The situation is unique.
Lib-NDP-PQ are trying to present their decision as a no confidence on the economic policies of the Conservative government. It was actually triggered by a proposal to limit federal taxpayer money to political parties. It was not enough for them to get the Harper government to back off this proposal; but to try and tag-team and usurp Canadian elections and take power for themselves. It is only now, after agreeing to form a coalition government that this talk of “it’s all about helping you” takes place.
This is why the leaders are now promising lots of money for this and that and to “jump start” the economy (aka bailout) — in the vein of the US bailout (i.e. lots of taxpayer money disappearing into a big black hole or even several smaller black holes). They would implement their global warming carbon credit plans, defer to international bodies, etc., etc. — the whole leftist ball of wax. The three leaders (Lib-NDP-PQ) are trying to convince Canadians that they are acting for the benefit of Canadians. This is not so.
A word on the Socialist media. The three leaders (Lib-NDP-PQ aka Larry, Curly, and Moe) had a short question period after the signing. Maybe one critical comment — all the questions were “So what will your government do about such and such.” In essence, presenting it to the viewing audience as a done deal.
Make no mistake. This is nothing less than a “soft coup” attempt — a Socialist grab for power without going through elections. Effectively overriding the decision of Canadian voters, who voted for the Conservatives to GOVERN (i.e. set policies) in co-operation with the other parties (hence the term “minority government”).
NJartist is right to say “[a]ll shame of treason is forgotten in the mad rush to establish socialist states.”