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By Meville (anonymous) | Posted December 03, 2008 at 02:03:37

To those saying they didn't vote for a coalition: well, you're going to have to get used to it. The days of majorities is over, and the only way governments function after that is coalitions, or at least, de facto coalitions (such as when the Libs sit back and let the Cons do whatever).

What this all means is when you voted NDP, you helped put a potential # of NDP cabinet ministers into parliament (if things go ahead). If you voted Liberal, same deal, and if you voted Conservative, you were giving them a fighting chance at least. But they blew it on acting as if they had some sort of majority.

We are not going to see majorities for a long while. We'll need to get used to Coalitions, and that's not a bad thing, because more voices will need to be heard. I'm not worried about seperatism getting in, since any idiot knows that the Liberals and NDP don't swing that way, and so does the Bloc. The Bloc knows they can't leverage seperatism, the NDP and Libs would rather call an election than do that.

The reason I'm not terribly worried about the Bloc is that they know they've been able to bring down the government whenever they want, and they haven't -- they could refuse to support any party, and challenge all legislature, and be a real pain, but they are not. At best, they are just a party that's more focused on their real job (representing their constituents) than attempting to build a nation on ideologies. Seriously, that's why they are elected, not because Québecois want to separate, its because the MPs that are Bloc are actually pretty good MPs and get things done for their constituents.

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