November 29th, 2008
|12:47 am - ...so...our Parliament is apparently dysfunctional...again...|
Ok, hold on, hold on. Is my short term memory going? Did we not JUST have an election? Back in October, right? Right before Turkey Day (or was it right after?)? So then...what the hell is this;
Potential Liberal and NDP coalition? Liberals wanting to use a vote of no confidence to bring the parliament down and lead us into another election? ANOTHER ELECTION?! I know winter's coming and it's hibernation time when we snooze around and don't do much...but that doesn't mean I want to use my sitting-around-doing-nothing time to WASTE MONEY ON ANOTHER USELESS ELECTION! The last one already cost us 300 million. This is starting to get a little ridiculous, someone, stir up some trouble in Canada so our politicians can stop trying to screw each other and actually do something productive. I can't believe we actually pay these people...absolutely can't believe it. If I was a friend of any of the morons who lead these parties I'd smack him upside the head, if I was a wife I'd demand a divorce because to be married to anyone of these useless freaks is an embarassment. Maybe having a set election date like the USA isn't such a bad idea, then they can't pull moronic stunts like this.
What? You mean the people don't want an election every 2 months? But, you know, that just gives us more opportunities to choose what we want. ...or something...
Our government sucks, how idiotic can they get??!
Instead of having another election, lets just evenly divide the $300 million dollars with all the citizens!
Wow, seems Canadian politics aint that boring xD
they don't necessarily have to have a new election i think; the gg can use the powers given to her in our constitution to grant the government to whoever has the confidence of the House, such as a coalition government.
|Date:||November 30th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)|| |
LOLOL! I read an article in Le Devoir that detailed this so called "progressif coalition". I think that our government is a complete sham: the Conservatives are basing the need for a coalition government b/c of the adverse effects the spiraling global economy will/is bound to have on Canada. Moreover, the Liberals are being the SOBs that they usually are & threatening a vote of confidence to try to get into power (oh yeah b/c Stephane "je ne sais rien" Dion was an "excellent" choice for the Liberals for the last 2 years...they don't even have a leader yet...& I'm sure Michael Ignatieff (the as*h*le who decided on a whim to come back to Canada to play the politics game after he was bored of Harvard) & Bob Rae (yeah, remember him? Former Liberal Ontario premier & education minister Bob Rae? He did wonders for Ontario education!) will be "brilliant" contenders as well!
I'm just as flustered as you are: what kind of f***ing democracy is Canada when our "leaders" can blatantly violate political norms of legitimized rule ("consent of the governed" ring a bell?), propose whack-job piecemeal solutions to our fragmented legislature & provoke/call elections on whims?
The bigger issue is electoral reform (as you hinted at the conclusion of your rant in regards to US fixed dates' system). We really need to institute proportional representation, b/c this would really put an end to these divisive, fragmented politics & reflect a more accurate image of the Canadian will (ie. in the past election, based on the percentage that the Green Party won country-wide, in a PR system, it should've have at least 14 seats in the HOC)! Think about it!!!-James