Friday, September 11, 2009

Harper: "Master of Back Room Coalitions"

Stephen Harper is the "King of Coalitions":

1) His Reform Party was born of a "coalition" between out of power Socreds, Western Separatists (yes, Separatists - Western Canada Concept), and the far right wing of the Progressive Conservative Party...

2) When the Reform Party needed to grow, they jumped on the idea of courting more real Tories, and formed another "coalition": The Canadian "Alliance" (a name loosely based on the evangelical church affiliation of a broad cross-section of party founders and supporters).

3) CCRAP ("crap"): When the Reform-Alliance made their next attempt at "uniting the right", Stephen Harper worked a back room deal with Peter MacKay (now a "Conservative" Cabinet Minister). Recall the MacKay napkin deal too... A party of "back room dealers" for sure... Sneaky.

4) In his last "coalition with the socialists and separatists", Harper signed a deal with the Bloc and NDP to supplant the Liberal Paul Martin Government.

Who is the master of coalitions? It appears Stephen Harper has a post-graduate degree in it... (Perhaps the only educational process he succeeded in - given his "economic genius")...

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Marie said...

Ignatieff said that Harper was disrespectful calling the NDP socialists and that there have been NO socialists in the NDP for 30 years?

Oh yeah???? Where has HE been? Oh...right.

marie said...

Yup, Mater of Back room coalitions

September 9, 2004

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Governor General
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1

As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the Liberal minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister
to dissolve the 38th Parliament at any time should the House of Commons fail to support some part of the government's program.
We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority.
Your attention to this matter is appreciated.
Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Also signed by Duceppe and Layton