“We respectfully point out,” read the letter, “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.”Read more at the National Post.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Yes, The Tories did have a Coalition
Stephen Harper insists that his deal with the NDP and Bloc in 2004 to bring down the Martin government and replace it was not a coalition. He calls it a "co-opposition" accord. But, alas, the truth is not always friendly. Tom Flanagan, a former campaign manager for the Conservatives AND chief of staff for Harper said that the point of this "co-opposition" accord was to see if there was common ground to base upon a coalition. It might not have been set in stone, but it was certainly in the making. What else would be the point of this accord? The Tories' insistence that this was not meant to be a coalition is totally unbelievable and typical of the lies that continue to told.