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Thursday, November 02, 2006

And now, a bit of politics

Ok, so the CPC government got in, to the extent that they did, in part based on the standard conservative promise that they would be fiscally responsible, prudent etc etc etc. That they would be grown ups etc etc. That they would keep their promises. Esentially that they would be the opposite of the LPC.

They also go in, again in part, because of their support out west. So it is with some amusement that I read this.

So, to review: Senate appointments? Check. Floor crossing? Check. Flip Flops? Check. Hypcritcal, political rationalizations of same? Check.


Oh, just so we're all clear, I think that the whole income trust thing is a good decision. You have your company here in Canada, you pay taxes. End of story.


At 4:41 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeap good decision except for the breaking election promise part.

At 4:35 a.m., Blogger Margie Bargie said...

How are they going to manage not having an election soon I don't know.

At 9:06 a.m., Blogger Cameron Campbell said...

They want one.

No effective opposition, the Liberals would get wiped out by someone else in Quebec (I don't think there is much traction for more CPC seats in Qc - the first NDP MP from Quebec mb?)

The result would be the same for the CPC (with some movement of seats but about the same number) but with less LPC members.

Garth could run Green and the Bloc would get more seats, as would the NDP.

At 1:11 p.m., Blogger Joe Blow said...

Making the promise in the first place was probably the dumb move here. It was obvious that the Grit measures weren't going to stem the tide and something more drastic had to be done. I thing the Tories did the necessary; which is what a lot of governing is about.

As to the election, I'm pretty sure we'll see it before next summer. BQ numbers are on the rise in PQ (just look at Repetigny on Monday); as well the Grits will have a leader (this weekend should be interesting). As to Garth; it was obvious from the outset that they were 'worried' about Garth. Considering he was the only MP elected with real Cabinet experience (under both Mulroney and Campbell) and didn't even make Seceretary of State or Junior Minister speaks volumes in my books.

Should be interesting in the spring; unless the ground shifts dramatically in the next 6 months, we're in for another mionrity parliament.


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