Stephen for Seborga


Bit late to this, but Progressive Conservative Senator Elaine McCoy has some offered some free counsel to the Prime Minister.

As Prime Minister Harper continues to flog his canard * about the Senate blocking his legislation, one wonders what his true aspirations might be.  Zero opposition?  Leader for life, even?  Perhaps he’s been studying the life and times of Prince Giorgio I, elected prince of Seborga, who recently passed away.  Known as ‘His Tremendousness’, Prince Georgio reigned supreme for 46 years.  Quite an attractive role model, for those inclined to complain about dissenting opinions…

But now there’s a vacancy.  Who will start the newest Facebook campaign – Stephen for Seborga?  It certainly has a satisfying ring to it, I’m sure you’ll agree.

It behooves us to note that according to leading constitutional scholars, Mr. Harper is not in fact a dictator or royal ruler.


Stephen for Seborga

  1. Well, it's not for lack of trying on Harper's part.

  2. Well, her mandate is currently for a total of 21 years. Pot, meet kettle?

    • But Ms. McCoy is fulfilling her stated obligations as promised. Supreme so-called leader Harper continues to undermine his own minority status in the hopes we'll succumb to his withering charm and just give him the whole thing…

  3. Where can I write the people of Sergoba and encourage them to take on Harper?

    It'll be win-win-win.. they get a guy who's happy to serve as supreme power, he gets a job where he gets to be supreme power, and we.. well.. we get rid of him.

  4. Known as ‘His Tremendousness'

    PMSH probably already has his bags packed.

    • Wouldn't that be: His right Honourable Tremendousness?

  5. Former CPC MP Monte Solberg, and two different NP scribes count as "leading constitutional experts"? Based on what exactly?

    • But it's unlikely that Stephen Harper will ever eat humble pie, let alone work as a groundskeeper at the Skydome …

  6. Chalk this up as one of Wherry's weakest and dumbest posts.

    There is a difference between an unelected body with no term limits and an elected body.

    Therefore, our erstwhile Senator McCoy should consider whether it should be her gang or the MPs in the house who ultimately decide whether a bill should be blocked or not. Because it seems to me that she is the one who has zero opposition, she is the one who can do whatever she likes without accountability or impunity, with no term limits and without having been elected. If anyone is a dictator it's her.

    And it defies explanation that a supposedly intelligent Maclean's blogger cannot understand that the leader of a minority government is not a dictator.

    • 'If anyone is a dictator it's her'

      She can prorogue parliament can she…you have no idea what the lmits of a senator's power is…obviously.

      • And all on her little lonesome, she can block legislation, she can shut down committees from doing their jobs, she can break her own fixed election date law, she can order the government to produce documents it refuses to provide…

        She's a might woman that Elaine McCoy.

  7. The analogy would certainly go the other way. The little nobody who gets the kingdom while the real king is getting the call from the Leafs to drive the zamboni.

  8. It behooves us to note that according to leading constitutional scholars, Mr. Harper is not in fact a dictator or royal ruler.


  9. Interesting. Do they count her as a member of the Conservative caucus in the Senate or one of the five Independents?

    • Definitely an Indepedent.

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