Coup d’Etat in Canada: The Death of Democracy

The Canadian federal election was held in October this year. The Conservative Party won with the largest minority government in history. The electorate clearly did not support the Liberals or the New Democrats (NDP) based on both the number of seats won and the popular vote.

This week the Liberals, the NDP, and the Bloc Quebecois announced they were forming a coalition to topple the government. The Liberal leader, Stephane Dion, who lost badly in the election and who was forced to announce his resignation effective May 2009 will be the Prime Minister of Canada. This is a bloodless coup. The only thing bleeding today is the Constitution of Canada. 

I thought coup d’etats only happened in banana republics of Central and Southern America, I was wrong. Canada just joined the non-Democracies of the world. I for one intend to never again bother voting in a national election. Not much use is there?  The electorate of this country should be very angry and worried. We are on the slippery slope of dictatorship. I am truly ashamed of my country today. Small minds are destroying the very fabric of Canada.

Shame. Shame. Shame on the politicians of Canada.

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3 Responses to Coup d’Etat in Canada: The Death of Democracy

  1. stamperdad says:

    Thanks for the comments. Dennis there is no question Obama was born in Hawaii. The US is not facing anarchy. In fact your country is to be envied in the way power is transitioned. That has been tested many times with deaths of presidents, resignation of a president, and normal elections. The present transition of Bush to Obama is going extremely well thanks to the cooperation of Bush himself. I think even you will agree his cabinet selections to far have been outstanding. I only wish Canada had a system more like yours.

    Steve

  2. Unfocused Me says:

    Steve – Seems (to my American eyes) like this is one of those moments of instability that a parliamentary system allows. From the little I’ve read about it, it seems as though a backlash against the coalition has already begun — your vote in the next election may be more important than ever, not less.

    Dennis – The Supreme Court doesn’t ask for documents. The President-elect posted his birth certificate on the web months before the election, so I can only assume that nothing would convince you that the baseless smear that he was born somewhere else is false. The election is over; there’s no anarchy or threat of anarchy.

  3. Dennis Price says:

    Hi Steve,
    It is the way of Liberals today. If you can’t do it constitutionally, then do it with anarchy. I know I seem harsh sometimes in my criticism of our own Liberals, but they cannot be trusted. We are facing a real constitutional dilemma ourselves regarding our non-vetted President Elect. If he, as many now suspect because of his refusal to provide basic documents as requested by our Supreme Court, not a natural born citizen of the U.S. as required by our Constitution, then he cannot be President. Then what? Ignore the Constitution? I’m sure that’s what many will say. I feel your pain. Just muster the necessary Conservative votes to sweep them next election. If that doesn’t work, move south and join us in our nasty political process. Pappy

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