Loser's Guide to Life
The CBC reports this as if it were some he said/she said thing:
Radio and TV ads have already rolled out and countrywide rallies are planned for the weekend. The Tories have characterized the agreement as an undemocratic coalition beholden to a separatist party.
But opposition members have denied the charges. They fired back with charges of hypocrisy, citing a letter to former governor general Adrienne Clarkson in 2004, signed by then opposition leaders Harper, Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton that discussed the prospects of dissolving Parliament if the government of Paul Martin, the prime minister, was to be defeated.
Can't they get it right? There's no crisis. The situation is normal. Minority governments are subject to just such a move. It usually doesn't happen because minority governments in the past have usually been careful to act like minority governments, and that was because they were usually led by someone with at least a modicum of sense.
Of course Harper knows this. But like all his weird cronies on the right, he has evidently convinced himself that ordinary Canadians don't know anything about their own country. They truly wish that were so, and eventually they've come to act as if it were, and news sources aren't exactly knocking themselves out to deny it because the horseshit is so darn entertaining.
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