This thing can't stop now. If we back off, the Cons will introduce the party funding issue all by itself later on, and we will end up with the opposition having to defeat the government over that issue alone...
It will get ugly, but we need to fight back.
63% of the Country didn't vote Conservative, and now they are ALL uniting together to overthrow Harper who is only a small angry minority. Canadians are speaking through their MPs - which is the way a Parliamentary democracy works.
This is not the American Republic - where the President rules... The elected MPs ARE THE PEOPLE, and they are speaking.
A coalition is THE MOST DEMOCRATIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT, as it shows "mature", diplomatic people coming together to agree to govern a nation. The world's largest democracy has had coalitions for most of the past 50 years (India). It has allowed to inclusion of a broad range of peoples with often differing views - people who often trade gunshots, not just words.
A coalition proves people CAN work together - the purest form of democracy.