I really hope that this Coalition nonsense will fade soon, but it's interesting that the National Post is writing about it. They bring up one fact that I already knew. Tom Flanagan's revelation that he strongly opposed Stephen Harper's coalition attempt, since it included the full support of the Bloc.
But it's interesting that Mike Duffy also confirmed the coalition. Not now, but back in the day when he was a commentator at CTV.
On the day in October 2004 when Mr. Martin’s government delivered its throne speech, CTV journalist Mike Duffy — later appointed by Mr. Harper as a Conservative senator — reported that some Conservatives saw the Liberals’ troubles as a chance to make Mr. Harper prime minister. “It is possible that you could change prime minister without having an election,” Mr. Duffy said on CTV on Oct. 5, 2004. “If you could put Stephen Harper — and this is some of the thinking of Conservatives — in 24 Sussex Drive, even for five or six months without an election, it would make the Conservative option much more palatable to Canadians because they’d see that they don’t have horns and a tail.”I think Stephen Harper could risk losing the support of his base, if he continues this lie. They deserve an explanation.
Constitutional expert Ned Frank mentioned this morning that given the limited role of the Governor General, there is one reason and one reason only, for the Opposition parties to present her with a letter, and that's with an intention to form government. Otherwise, she would never have agreed to speak with them. It would have been unconstitutional.
Harper's just digging himself further and further into a hole, that he'll have no hope of climbing out of. I think he's trying to take the focus off the Contempt of Parliament charges, and so far it's working. But as time goes by it will only add to the myriad of lies this man has told us, giving Canadians even less reason to trust him. It's time to change the channel.