Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Day Canadians Stood Up for Democracy
It was sunny and warm today. And I wasn't in the mood for serious blogging...as you may have noticed.
But how could I not write about this?
“The Prime Minister’s refusal to respect the will of Parliament is a serious abuse of power. He is not a king. He answers to the will of Parliament, not the reverse,” NDP MP Jack Harris said.
The day when the opposition joined forces and stood up for the House of the Canadian People.
And my Canada never looked better.
I don't know where this process will take us. And like Don Martin I believe it could trigger an election.
It’s now Parliament verses the Prime Minister in the battle for procedural supremacy. And Stephen Harper doesn’t back down when his will is under combined opposition attack.
But I don't agree that Harper is in such a strong position. I believe he is vulnerable if push comes to shove. And I do know that weakness will get us nowhere.
And that it's the right thing to do, even if it does trigger an election, because nothing is more important than defending our democratic system.
Or telling a Prime Minister he isn't a King or a President. This is Canada not Amerika...
And enough is ENOUGH.
Oh boy. Canadian politics is about to get a lot more interesting. I am full of hope again.
The opposition parties were magnificent.
And from where I was today my Canada never looked better...