Since the comment tally on the previous post is creeping into Sammy’s too-long-to-load dial-up zone I thought I’d better get a new thread going.
And while I’m still mulling over all the implications of Jack Layton’s astounding successes in Quebec, I’d like to highlight a terrific editorial in today’s Waterloo Region Record – A minority elephant in the room.
Please read the whole thing but the closing paragraph is a zinger:
This election started with Harper accusing his opponents of plotting an illegitimate coalition government. Ignatieff is right to say what he is considering is not technically a coalition. But at a certain point, this is just semantics. He still has more to tell the voters. In turn, those voters should now realize why Liberal and NDP parties that were so low in the polls when they forced an election were so willing to gamble.
The fact that the Record is taking the opposition parties to task for forcing this election is significant for two reasons. First of all the editorial board usually leans left in keeping with their Toronto Star affiliation.
I doubt that Andrew Telegdi and Karen Redman are enjoying their morning paper today.
And please don’t forget that you can send positive letters to the editor too!
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Canada’s election comes down to this key issue – L. Ian MacDonald (Sun)
How crumbling Bloc may change Canada – Eric Duhaime QMI:
The coalition also raised its head when megalomaniac Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume came out last week with his shopping list of projects he envisions for his city. From a tramway to a Windsor-Quebec City high-speed train, without forgetting an ice rink and a new arena, his demands represent an extra $25 billion in new spending.
He hadn’t finished making his long wish list when the Bloc leader appeared on the doorstep of City Hall to promise support. Michael Ignatieff’s lieutenant in Quebec, Marc Garneau, sent a press release an hour later to also give Labeaume the Liberals’ blessing.
It was no surprise to see Layton, on his first visit to town, also visit City Hall to once more show how united the three left-leaning parties are in this campaign.
Memo to the ROC – Beware of a minority government.