Out of the Liberal Leader’s own mouth and confirmed by Bob Rae today on SunNews. If the Conservatives win another minority government, even if it is just short of a majority,the opposition would vote non-confidence at the first opportunity (H/T NewsWatchCanada.ca).
Not only that, Bob Rae actually said during his SunNews interview, wait for it, that it is not Canadians who elect a Prime Minister, it is the House of Commons. Pardon me? When in our history has that ever happened? Never, that’s when.
The leader of the party with the most seats becomes Prime Minister in our tradition. End of story. Unless you are Michael Ignatieff, the “appointed” leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and you are so desperate for power, you will do anything, even ignore the will of the voters, to take over the government. That my friends, if it were to happen shortly after the election, is nothing short of a coup d’etat — no matter how constitutionally legal it might be.
Well, I think Canadians will have something to say about that when they overwhelmingly give the Conservatives the majority government they have been asking for since the writ was dropped.
Think about it. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been saying for three and a half weeks that this would happen. And, for most of that time, the media and pundits have made fun of him.Well, folks, our PM was right.
The current Canadian opposition parties are an embarrassment to democracy. No doubt about it.
Vote for your Conservative candidate on May 2nd, 2011.