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Let’s Save Canada.

(please click on title for full text.)                                                  March 17th, 2009

Our Prime Minister keeps showing his true colours and no one seems to care just how awful those colours are. Take, for example, what happened last week as reported by the Toronto Star. (March 14th – Richard J. Brennan.) Mr. Brennan reported that Stephen Harper gave a closed door speech to a rather sympathetic audience of business people decrying those nasty Liberals and other left wing commies including the current administration in the U.S. The press wasn’t invited but a recording was made of the speech and it was leaked to the media – of course.

Now the idea that our Prime Minister would have one face to present to the public and another to his political base isn’t a surprise. But that he would think that in this day and age information can be kept away from the public is a naivety that is frankly unbelievable. In fact, I don’t believe it. It wasn’t that he didn’t think the speech would leak so much as he didn’t care if it did. He has been emboldened by his reprieve from the Governor General and believes, quite rightly, that the Opposition parties will do nothing about it. Why should he? They have done nothing for years now. Even when they threaten to exercise their right to oust him on a vote of non- confidence he still manages to wriggle away.

And he can read. The latest poll has the Conservatives nationally at 35%. The Liberals at 31%. The N.D.P at 16% and the Greeens at 7%. This means that even if there is an election he will return to power with another Minority government.

So, what do we do? I say; “we”, meaning the voters because it is clear after all his shenanigans the Opposition  will continue to do nothing. What do we do.  If we look at those same numbers there is one thing that springs to mind. We could demand that the Liberals and the N.D.P create a new party. It wouldn’t be that difficult. After all, their respective platforms are so similar you could hardly slide a piece of paper between them. Why not join forces?  The Conservatives did it. Not so long ago there used to be three parties with conservative ideology in this country; Reform, Alliance and Conservatives. But they weren’t going to win any elections so they joined forces. (Okay, big business forced them into it. But still, they did it to great effect.) The powers that be recognized something essential which has escaped the left. You cannot split your strength and regain or maintain political clout.

If the N.D.P and the Liberals joined forces they could form a Canadian government that actually cares about Canadians. There is only one thing standing in the way here- Ego. The leaders of these parties are not going to want to step aside and no party wants be the first one to propose this idea. My answer to that is; who cares? No, honestly. Who cares what they think or want? They are public servants and should be reminded of that fact. And if they don’t want to do this for the good of their own country then we go back to the numbers and realize something. The Liberals don’t need the support of the N.D.P to do this thing. The Green party has 7%. Their cooperation in this plan would still give the Liberals enough to form a Minority government. Consign the other parties to the political wilderness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Poetic justice, if you ask me.

So, come on! E-mail your M.P’s and raise hell! Lets Save Canada! It’s worth saving. It’s worth fighting for. To us, it’s worth everything.

Coming soon – an online petition:

http://www.letssavecanadaonline.ca

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