Monte Solberg explains how fractious the coalition of the swilling would be. The coalition would be very unstable because the fractures within the NDP and the Lib parties as of now re-gun registry, immigration etc.
Consider that these days Liberals are falling out with Liberals on refugee reform. Both the Liberals and the NDP are fractured on the long-gun registry. This suggests that if there ever was a coalition government that it would be held together by the flimsiest and most fleeting of ties. It’s easy to imagine that with the first tough decisions it would blow apart like a BP drilling rig.Then he compares it to the so called "grassroots Facebook petition against prorogation."
As you may recall last January, some seers were confident that a great grassroots movement had been set in motion by the prime minister’s decision to prorogue Parliament. They told us that the people would soon rise up as one and smite the government, led I suppose by Che Guevara in a toque. We were supposed to be so excited they had a Facebook petition that we would forget that they had no ideas, plans or leaders.Then you have David Olive who describes what the cabinet would look like.
In the end, there was no revolt because regular people would rather Parliament pause then hand the keys to the same people who today whisper the word “coalition”. They knew that the Conservatives were still mostly on the right track while they feared the opposition would tie them to the track.
This coalition idea suffers from the same fatal flaw. It has every appearance of being craven instead of serving the people, and the public will smell that a mile away.
Gerard Kennedy as PM,
Layton as deputy PM.
Ralph Goodale, Finance
Ken Dryden, Consumer Affairs
Bob Rae, Urban Affairs
Stephane Dion, R&D
Thomas Mulclair, Environment and coalition political leader for Quebec
Pat Martin, Agriculture and the Canada Wheat Board
Olivia Chow Immigration,
Peggy Nash Alternative-energy minister;
Ed Broadbent might be convinced to challenge Jim Flaherty in Broadbent's old Oshawa riding, and impose a needed renaissance on Foreign Affairs
Roy Romanow Health
Yikes! Nightmare city! The thoughts that cabinet would be enough for voters to run to the hills. A far left socialist dream come true! God Help Canada if these bunch of buffoons ever get their hands on the reins of power! Count Canada becoming another Greece in short order.
Surely these clowns can't be that stupid to think they can actually pull this off and the public be OK with it! The best way to prevent this kind of thing happening is to elect a majority Conservative government next time round. Four years if a decent stable government and four years for the others to come to their senses.
I think the choice will be no brainer.