Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Possibiltiy of A Coalition of the Losers

The outcome of the election will be either a Conservative Majority or a Coalition of the losers.  John Ivison points out his article the very real possibility of a coalition if the Conservatives don't achieve a majority vote.
It is majority government or bust for the Conservatives in the coming election. The more the leaders of the Liberal party, the NDP and the Bloc Québécois talk, the more it becomes apparent that they are prepared to form a coalition of losers, in the event the House of Commons returns in something approximating its current form.

Jack Layton has been fairly open. We know where he stands. A coalition would be the NDP's only chance with power.
The NDP leader explicitly endorsed a coalition with the Liberals and the Bloc Québécois in his scrum in the foyer of the House of Commons Wednesday. “I have said I will work to ensure the ideas we campaigned on have the best possible chance of being implemented in Parliament. I will reach out to other parties who are willing to work with us,” he said.
Gilles Dueceppe would will do what is best for Quebec.  If it means getting into bed with the Libs and Dippers, he will do it.  

Roy Green asks the question coalition, yes or no.   He is asking the Liberal leader to fess up.
Answer the question Mr. Ignatieff. In the event of a minority Conservative Party election result might Canadians be treated to a rebirth of the Liberal, NDP, BQ coalition?
An on the record “yes” or “no” would be preferred. “Maybe” would be acceptable.
Instead you chatter about voters having the choice to walk through a “blue door” or “red door.” By the way, did you, did any of your associates take note that not once, but twice the first option you offered in front of national microphones and cameras was the “blue door”? Still having the bus towed to Harper Diesel are we?
Can you imagine Jack Layton, Pat Martin, Thomas Mulcair, Libby Davies, Scotty Brison in cabinet?  Gilles Duceppe as defacto Prime Minister?   Heaven help us! That would be the end of Canada as we know it!  That's exactly what will happen if we don't elect a Conservative Majority folks!

6 comments:

  1. Don't think for one second that the Three Amigos haven't been cuddling up in some back room since the last election waiting for this moment in time to take over. Their lust for power at any cost is pathetic and scary to say the least.

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  2. Their lust for power at any cost is pathetic and scary to say the least.

    That's what this is all about,power and it is indeed scary!

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  3. This puts the possibility of international investment and also domestic in speculation. The LIP/Dip/Bloc coalition are risking out economic stability and future by wanting to backtrack on the corporate tax reductions (which they agreed to in 2009) to pay for more social programs. This will have major consequences on jobs and our economy. This "unnecessary election" is NOT in the interests of Canadians. It is a selfish and irresponsible power grab and I hope they are punished severely in the polls.

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  4. It is a selfish and irresponsible power grab and I hope they are punished severely in the polls.

    I hope so too. We just have to keep hammering home how damaging this kind of set could be. I pray that enough voters will see that it's a real possibility.

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  5. Everyone knows I am not a fan of our present CINO CPC. But I readily admit they are far, far superior to the alternative. I hope there are demonstrations in the streets if the GG allows a coalition of the losers of the last election. Each one of them ran on the premiss of wanting to form a governing party. If they want to govern as a coalition they should go to the people and campaign thus.

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  6. A successful coalition *could* be formed between the "Blue" Liberals and the CPC as a "Coalition of the Winners", somewhat in the manner of the recent UK election. This would be far more palatable than a "Coalition of the Losers", which is what Ignatieff would represent. The real trick would be how to woo dissociated Liberal MP's to cross the floor; perhaps as part of a "National Unity Government" dedicated to keeping Canada on an even keel as the global economy continues its turmoil?

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