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Irony-free headlines from the recent past

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In honour of the current goings on in Ottawa, in which the Liberals and the NDP are planning to form a coalition government with the tacit approval of the Bloc Québécois, DMA humbly presents, without comment, a few choice headlines from the run up to the 2006 federal election–AKA, the last time Canada underwent a ‘national unity crisis.’

Harper risks ‘getting into bed’ with Bloc: Layton

The Whitehorse Star – April 28, 2005 

Liberal-NDP marriage to be shortlived?

Cornwall Standard-Freeholder (ON) – April 29, 2005

Leaders blast others’ political promiscuity: Who’s sleeping with whom: parties trade barbs over political bedfellows

Sudbury Star (ON) – Canada, Friday, April 29, 2005

The unofficial federal election campaign has turned downright racy with charges of political promiscuity and sleeping with the enemy.

[…]

Prime Minister Paul Martin and NDP Leader Jack Layton used separate stops half-a-country apart Thursday to deliver a common message: the Conservatives are in bed with the separatists in a fickle attempt to bring down the minority Liberal government.

Jack Layton says party won’t prop up Liberals in possible confidence motion

Timmins Daily Press (ON) – Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Martin, Harper playing patriot games

Peterborough Examiner (ON) – December 22, 2005

[…]

[Paul] Martin, however, barely broke stride when he reached a rally in Quebec City, where he once again conjured the image of an alliance between Harper and Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe.

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