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Tomorrow


 

Just announced. The Prime Minister will visit the Governor General at 9:30am.


 

Tomorrow

  1. The only question that remains – how big will his motorcade be this time for the 200-metre walk?

  2. STUPID HARPER!!!!

  3. C’mon. This is what Governor General’s live for. Adrienne Clarkson must just be so so jealous right now.

  4. The networks cut away,

    as millions of their viewers were left without Dion’s response.

    Precious.

    Absolutely precious.

    Consensus is building on the conservative sites that this blows away by a long shot, his multiple take episode.

    I agree. Anyone else here think this is worse that the multiple take embarassment?

  5. Oh dear. Harper lied to the nation again.

  6. kody, if it was super-embarassing as you say then it would presumably be a good thing for Dion that CTV didn’t show it.

    Un peu de logique, s’il vous plaît!

  7. Dion mentioned that he wrote a letter to the GG requesting she deny a request for prorogation. Is that new news?

  8. CTV’s Barney Fife is going nuts. Shriek! The production values, shriek. Gawd, what an embarrassment he must be to journalists everywhere.

  9. Not delivering a response so that the networks have to cut away, then delivering an oddly cropped shot of Dion apparantly by webcam,

    isn’t embarrassing??????

    Something tells me if Dion showed up and forgot to put his pants on,

    people here would defend it: “the lack of pants shows confidence, and its definitely progressive in thinking”

  10. Oh, I thought you meant the speech itself.

  11. Kody, why didn’t Harper announce to the nation that he’d be meeting with the GG tomorrow morning?

  12. Steve Harper: please go for a walk in the snow tonight.

    Robert McLelland: just turn the channel; Bob Fife is bad for the blood pressure.

  13. Honestly, it was too distracting, though what I did pay attention to was barely audible/intelligible.

    The wife was shaking her head in disbelief of the mere prospect of this guy being in charge. Myself, I couldn’t stop laughing.

  14. “Something tells me if Dion showed up and forgot to put his pants on…”

    Well, he did use the word “stimulate” about twenty times…

  15. Madame Jean: please decide you really want to leave your mark on Canada.

  16. Kody sez: “Consensus is building on the conservative sites that…”

    Blogging Tories FAIL

    But what do you expect from a man who refers to his spouse as “the wife”

  17. Kody what do you think of constitutional expert Ed Morton’s opinion on this?

  18. I heard that, in addition to Dion having an “English only hearing disorder” which scientists are still trying to figure out,

    he also has a “failing to accomplish things in both languages” medical condition, mixed in with a “time awareness” syndrome.

  19. It may be that the Liberals should pray for prorogation. That gives a few weeks for Dion to be persuaded to resign (“where’d that cutlass go?”) and Iggy to replace him.

  20. Visiting the G-G to ask her to move out and let him move in? To ask that she dissolve parliament and call an election? Or just to demand that separatists be removed from Ottawa?
    No doubt Bob Fife will have the exclusive, after his review of Twilight…

  21. I heard that, in addition to Dion having an “English only hearing disorder” which scientists are still trying to figure out,

    So Kody thinks Dion is a French Frog.

    …I’m unsurprised.

  22. Hey, lets play the “pick the opinion that suits your needs” game.

    I’ll play.

    I pick the one I heard yesterday that there’s no convention for offering the opponents an opportunity to govern once the throne speech has been passed and the government is “set”. After that it’s just another non-confidence vote. He also opined that other objective factors (that Harper’s government won by a significant margin, was not a “one off”, and was part of a wider pattern of increasing vote totals over the last three elections) that don’t give a moral authority to govern to the others. Finally he added that in the King-Byng affair which was somewhat different in any event, it quickly fell apart and a majority was handed back to the government and was a harsh democratically driven repudiation of the GG’s move, which the current GM would want to avoid.

    That was easy.

  23. I’m confused. What’s wrong with referring to your spouse as “the wife”?

    I do it all the time. As in “I have to check it over with the wife” or “The wife says hello.”

    I don’t have to refer to her as my “life partner” in public from now on face social censure do I?

  24. An opinion that is sound in law, convention, and political pragmatism (no GG wants to go down in history with a slap in the face by the electorate).

    Sorry my Liberal friends,

    but there WILL be another election.

    Now that the Lib government with the bloc is out of the bag, I’m calling for 178 seats for Harper.

  25. I like accusing Kody of heinous bigotry. He all of sudden becomes much more focused and coherent.

  26. Correct me but are you quoting tory talkig toon David Mitchell? I don’t question his base of knowledge, but unlike Morton he isn’t able to dispense from twisting it to his partisan conclusion. They guy’s still on Bill Bennett’s and Bryan Mulroney’s christmas card lists.

  27. FIRST LIBERAL MP COMES AGAINST COALITION. VOWS TO VOTE AGAISNT IT.

  28. Now that the Lib government with the bloc is out of the bag, I’m calling for 178 seats for Harper.

    So none of those seats will be occupied by French Frogs, eh Kody?

  29. Come on, election. Don’t prorogue. Don’t prorogue. You know how bad it’ll look, Harper. You have one political instinct left. Don’t just try and cling vainly to the cliffface of power. Go to the populace and run on “the Liberals think you’re stupid”. It’ll work. Come on…

  30. To call another election is essentially not only an abuse of fiscal responsibility, but also a flagrant show of disrespect for voters who’ve already just voted in a MINORITY parliament. Is Harper’s goal (and yours by fiat) to exhaust the public’s will until we surrender and give him his majority to make a Canada we won’t recognize (with one, two or 10 national governments, as he said)…?
    Then in accordance with law, Kody and co will have backed the evolution of dictatorship to our shores.

  31. Watching the libs try to spin Dion’s bad tape is very telling. You can see in their eyes and hear in their voices how scared they really are. They know they’ve messed this up big-time.

  32. “just another non-confidence vote”?

    It seems likely that Harper will ask for and receive prorogation, thereby buying time. What he does with it, and what happens to the coalition, is anyone’s guess. It will be a unique sort of pseudo-election campaign with public opinion a factor but no actual vote involved. Harper will be trying to pry MPs out of the coalition, sow discord between the partners and within the Liberal Party, and also look constructive on the economy.

  33. The Governor General would be sealing the demise of the office to permit an election at this time. She KNOWS how tired Canadians are of elections and she KNOWS how the electoral process was abused in her own native land.

  34. I agree, Bob Fife is in fact bad for blood pressure….. and for keeping a good level of sanity.

    Biased bastrd

  35. Watching the libs try to spin Dion’s bad tape is very telling. You can see in their eyes and hear in their voices how scared they really are. They know they’ve messed this up big-time.

    Conservatives…listen up!: The time for lying is over.

  36. As for prorogation, just another sign of how desperate Harper is!!

  37. And so the dream of a liberal led cout d’etat ………ends:

    First Liberal bails….

    Frank Valeriote does not favour a coalition government and instead hopes Prime Minister Stephen Harper can work toward rescuing the Canadian economy.

    “I believe in working toward a solution, not working toward a coalition,” Guelph’s Liberal MP said Wednesday.

  38. He will dismiss her separatist ass on sight and install a proper federalist GG (Gwyn Morgan, for example). And should the government subsequently lose confidence a federalist GG will exercise his duty to consider the circumstance – a proposed government consisting of separatists not loyal to the crown – and do what is best for Canada.

    Call the election, let’s see what the people think of their proposed coalition of Big Union, Corporate Canada, and separatists and their platform of tens of billions in corporate welfare and sweetheart union deals.

  39. Liar, Liar, pants on fire!!!
    Thats the best you can do. Its almost as funny as the Franklin-Mint collectable behind Dion’s head.

    I really just can’t stop laughing. This is awesome.

  40. Are people really saying “offering people the chance to vote on this new choice of government being forced upon them is wrong”?

    I just want to make sure that the official Liberal talking point is “we have too much democracy”.

  41. This man makes me sick. And I was an enthusiastic supporter of the Conservatives this last election. He is ONE MAN in a country of THIRTY-THREE MILLION!!! HE IS DISPOSABLE!!! LEAVE!!! (better yet, travel back in time two days and tender your resignation when you should have)

    This is a great country continually failed by the dismal quality of its political leadership :(

  42. The winguts are really easier to take when they’re losing.

  43. It would be nice if Frank Valeriote could make up his mind.

    On Monday The Guelph Mercury reported:

    Valeriote said it is Harper’s economic inaction, and not the issue over cuts to party subsidies, that makes the need for a coalition government necessary.

    Liberal leader Stéphane Dion should lead such a coalition, since he is currently the leader of the opposition.

    Yesterday the Guelph Mercury reported:

    in a weekend interview, he came out four-square in favour of a ruling coalition government.

    And today he said:

    OTTAWA — Frank Valeriote does not favour a coalition government and instead hopes Prime Minister Stephen Harper can work toward rescuing the Canadian economy.

    “I believe in working toward a solution, not working toward a coalition,” Guelph’s Liberal MP said Wednesday.

    I have a feeling that any solution won’t involve him. Sounds like a flake.

  44. Uhh, so what did people think about Mr. Layton’s speech? I notice it hasn’t been posted here, despite it being provided to all journalists…

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