Tuesday, 29 September 2009

NDP to Vote Confidence in Harper

That is a slightly misleading headline, but yes Jack Layton's NEW Democratic Party will vote confidence in the Government while at the same time denouncing it and saying that they have no confidence in the Harper Government. Now Jack Layton is learning how Stephane Dion felt when he did the same in a feeble attempt to avoid an election last time. When the Conservative polls show Majority in reach then Mr. Harper will either engineer his own defeat or like last time defy the fixed date election law and simply call an election saying Parliament is not working.
It is clear now that Parliament is not working and never will with a Harper Minority Government. Michael Ignatieff is pushing for an election despite polls telling him Canadians do not want an election and despite some party disunity in Quebec. Perhaps he is hoping the NDP will prop up Harper so that the Liberals will look principled and the NDP otherwise. It is all a game and it will not last for long. The egos involved are too large.
What Canada needs for stability is either a non-Harper minority government or a majority by either the Conservatives or Liberals. When the next election comes I will be voting Liberal.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How sad...

Murray H. Miskin said...

I am not sure if Anonymous is sad I will be voting Liberal or sad about the sorry state of Canadian politics.If you do comment please elaborate a little to help us understand your point.

Big Winnie said...

It is sad when we have a govt that puts it's own interests above those of Canadians. Layton will learn a tough lesson next election and I will be voting Liberal (as I always have.

austin said...

I would highly doubt that Liberal minority would be any better. I think it is only fair to give credit to Harper for governing the longest running minority government in Canadian history. But I do agree what is needed is a majority. I have voted Conservative in the last three elections but for every good thing Harper has done he has done at least 1 stupid thing, so I was going to give Iggy a shot but somehow he seems to be screwing things up worse in his own party the Dion did so now I don't have a clue who I am voting for because it sure wont be the NDP. I will end by going against the grain and say we really do need an election.

Cherniak_WTF said...

So how many times did the Liberals support the Conservatives in a row? 78 or so...




(Hypocrites or just a delusion argument?)

Murray H. Miskin said...

The NDP has abstained on the vote rather than support the government by voting against the non confidence motion. The result is the same and the Harper Government is staying alive.

Bedford Park Toronto said...

Obviously, it's not right that NDP will vote confidence in the Harper government, when the members of the party have no confidence in it at all. Elections wouldn't exactly be good, but NDP will never have my support if its members do the opposite of what they say.

Elli