Harper's hypocritical stance

Grad Bank NL , Monday, December 8, 2008, by : Nancy Clarke
Harper and the Conservatives have accuse the Liberals and New Democrats of an illegitimate, undemocratic power grab, with the aid of the Bloc Quebecois, who are devoted to destroy the country.

Yet in 2004, the letter to the Governor General; Harper clearly states his intentions of forming a coalition between the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois.

As stated in the 2004 letter:

"We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority."

The difference between 2004 and now, is that Paul Martin did not lose the confidence of the house, nor did he lose trust. Harper's letter of 2004, is nothing more than seeing an opportunity to advance his cause in becoming the Prime Minister, using the very same rules of our parliamentary system, as the opposition is today.

The actions of Harper and his government, clearly shows his hypocritical stance and are not above using any dishonourable tactics to crush his opponents and the coalition.


Nancy Clarke


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