Comment 27739

By Rusty (registered) - website | Posted December 03, 2008 at 11:17:25

"Politics in Canada has turned into power at all costs and if you're not in power, you don't try to be part of the solution."

The Libs and NDPs worked with the last minority parliament for nearly 2 years, and the one before that too (when the Libs were the minority government). During that time they managed to negotiate numerous amendments to proposed bills. I would say that this is a prime example of 'being part of the solution'. The difference this time is that the Libs and Dems don't have enough confidence in Harper to keep on working with him.

The Torys weren't elected with a mandate to quash political party funding, but they tried it anyway. They promised to work with the other parties to get the country through the economic crisis. They didn't do that. They haven't listened to the other parties and in fact they're trying to squash them - it's the Tory's who are no longer part of the solution.

I have many reservations about the proposed coalition but I can perfectly understand why it is being proposed and it has nothing to do with a grab for power.

The good news to come out of all this is that Harper will surely be put out to pasture now, and the Conservatives can elect a more reasonable person to represent them.

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