Don't hear Harper and his idio-minions screaming about "unholy coalitions", or "undemocratic coaltions" today...
Wonder if the whole "fear of a coalition" thing was just a scam fed to the Canadian public by a party with more money than brains... bigger coffers than common sense?
Meanwhile, in the place of the birth of our (almost exact same) Parliamentary system, the main parties enter a 6th day of talks regarding WHICH coalition (not "if", but what pairing of parties) will govern.
Harper and our Conservatives lied to the Canadian people about the workings of Parliament. Mislead Canadians into thinking that less than half of MPs can tell the others what to do and where to go. That is not how Parliament works. That is not how democracy works.
In a school class election (or civic election) that is devoid of organized parties, the will of the majority of elected representatives is the one which triumphs. No matter what city counselors' personal beliefs are, if they agree in majority on an issue, THAT is the way counsel votes. It's how houses of government work the world over (forget Parliamentary systems for now). The US Congress may have party lines, but recent events show just how important a majority of the votes still is.
Parliament must be the voice of the people. If the elected representatives of the people - in majority - agree to something, THAT is the will of the people, and must be followed.
Parliament IS the people, and Parliament must rule supreme in our system of government.