In today’s Toronto Star, there is an article stating that Stephen Harper doesn’t think the Opposition parties will work with him if he forms another minority government. http://tinyurl.com/3e2q2bo
He thinks we will be in “a black hole” if the Liberals form the government. We will be in a black hole all right, but it will be the Conservatives that will put us there. Mr. Harper will want to continue to govern the way he has–with Harperocracy, and with no regard to anyone’s agenda but his own.
This part of the article was particularly telling:
“So far in the campaign, he has shown no willingness to compromise. Harper has pledged to re-introduce the budget that was rejected last month, just before the election was called. In the campaign he also say he will pass an omnibus bill with all the criminal justice legislation that wasn’t dealt with in the last Parliament and do it within 100 days of taking power.
Asked Wednesday if he would be willing to tone down his agenda so that it was acceptable to other parties, Harper was defiant.
“I don’t accept that question,” he told reporters.”
He doesn’t accept the question? (Maybe it wasn’t one of the five questions he’d allotted for the day.)
When challenged on the real reason for the election–his government being found to be in contempt of Parliament– leading to the attacks from the Opposition, and the vote of non-confidence, Harper said [during the debates], “I don’t accept the truth behind the attacks.”
He doesn’t accept the truth? Mr. Harper–you can’t handle the truth! (Thank you writers of “A Few Good Men” for giving Jack Nicholson that iconic line.)
Is this someone we can trust with any kind of power–minority or majority–NO!
Michael Ignatieff and his team of Liberals, including our local candidate David Remington can be trusted. They have been very clear about what they will do if they are asked to form a government, and they have been very clear about what they won’t do. They have shown how all of their programs will be paid for without raising personal income taxes. It’s all in the Liberal plan.
Check it out. Find out where your local Liberal candidate stands on issues that are important to you. It’s important to vote locally, as well as nationally. My local politics haven’t always aligned with my national politics but this time they are. I like many of the policies of the Green and NDP parties, and I think Michael Ignatieff does too. He will work with them to implement some of those policies but in a way that perhaps makes more fiscal sense–clear costs of their programs are not part of either the Green or NDP platforms, as far as I’ve seen.
We’re into the home stretch now–12 days to Rise Up.
Rise up and go to All Candidates meetings in your area.
Rise up and vote on May 2.
Rise up to a new dawn, a new Liberal government, and a new way of doing things.
Stephen Harper may not want to accept that truth, but it will be one he will have to learn how to handle.