Well I see that Great Batty Leader will be flying back to Parliament later today.
And I'd like to think the pundits are right when they predict turbulence ahead.
But all I see is more of the same.
A lot of sound and fury in a dead Parliament, where the Cons do what they want, and the opposition can't stop them.
Because although they are only supported by about one in three Canadians, they are united but we are divided.
So I'm glad to see that at least someone in the MSM is suggesting a way out of this deadly trap. Even if it is Andrew Coyne.
Fundamentally, it comes down to this: are the opposition parties serious? Do they really want to beat the Conservatives, or just talk about it? Are they serious about electoral reform, or is it, too, just a talking point? And assuming they mean either, do they realize how crucially each depends on the other?
Let me put it plainly: They aren’t going to beat the Conservatives until they change the electoral system. They aren’t going to change the electoral system until they beat the Conservatives. And they aren’t going to do either until they find some way to cooperate.
And even if he dismisses the idea of a coalition or an eventual merger too easily.
Because I know it's more than a dream, I once saw the future with my own eyes...
If only too briefly. And it was AMAZING.
But the hard truth is while this good.
And this is encouraging:
The time has come for Canada-wide coordinated action against the Harper government's agenda, which is fundamentally changing our society and our country. Common Causes will work to support the many mobilizations and campaigns that already exist, but also to create a strategic, coordinated plan to ensure that the Harper agenda is stopped at the next election and replaced with a progressive alternative.
Nothing will ever change until we channel all this political energy into a way to defeat the Cons in the next election.
For until we work with each other, instead of against each other. Put our country before our parties. And leave our old ideas behind.
We will not get out of the deadly trap, that is killing our country.
Like this dog will not get out of the field.
Without leaving his stick behind...
Of course being a dog he was able to have his stick, and
But we can't.
Organize, unite, at least think about the possibilities of a new and better future.
Don't let this Con
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