In possibly the most important and yet underplayed story of the week, the democratic government of Canada has apparently collapsed into tyranny. Via Keith at Minority of One we get some insight into the how the Canadian parliament is operating and a link to the blog of MP Monte Solberg who writes about the ignored vote of no-confidence.
I hope this posts. Am blogging from my blackberry in the House where I have just voted for our non-confidence motion. The Libs are trying hard to play this down. They have two cabinet ministers out, Efford and Cotler. We'll win, but they'll claim it's non confidence.
Pretty unhappy campers over there! They can't believe that their iron-grip on power and pocketnooks might be loosed. Kilgour just voted with the Libs. Hmmm. 153 to 150. We win!
Oddly, the Liberal party doesn't feel it requires a democratic majority in order to rule the country, and they've refused to dissolve their government. As Keith says about the matter,
Well, so parliament has been officially declared subordinate to the Liberal party.
A majority of our elected representatives voted that they do not have confidence in the government, and the bastards say it's a procedural matter.
That's it. It's over. No one in theri right mind can accept that the Libranos are a democratic party. Their totalitarian souls have been bared for all the world to see. Bastards.
Kinda similar to how the minority party in the Senate continues to refuse the majority to confirm judges. Hopefully the Conservatives in Canada will have more balls than the Senate Republicans have shown.
MP Solberg writes more about the Liberals making a mockery of democracy today.
Hot here in Ottawa this morning, and will be very hot in the House later today, but the similarities to hell don't end there.
I wonder what our friends from Zimbabwe will think when they hear that Prime Minister Martin and Team Liberal have refused to recognize Parliament's expressed desire that Parliament be dissolved and that a general election be held. I know that Scott Reid and my friends in the PMO have already thought of this but I strongly recommend that, should the opportunity arise, Paul refrain from lecturing President Mugabe for his failure to respect democracy. Paul might also scratch that line in his stump speech about the democratic deficit being his, "number one priority". Just trying to help.
Pretty sad when Canada can't muster the moral authority to lecture Zimbabwe.