Monday, March 21, 2011

Will Scandals and Contempt Bring Down Stephen Harper or Jack Layton?

It's promising to be an exciting week with mounting scandals, contempt of Parliament charges and a budget that will try to win favour with Canadians while "victimizing" the poor Conservatives if they go down in defeat.

Look what they wanted to give us but the bad opposition are just in it for themselves, hoping we'll forget:

That they refuse to divulge cost of crime bills, while expecting our elected officials to endorse them.

The mounting scandals from the "in and out" financing scheme and forged receipts, to Bev Oda and Bruce Carson.

The $billion they spent this week to buy our votes. It's enough already.

What puzzles me though is why Jack Layton is still pondering supporting the government. Has he learned nothing? Bob Hepburn says that Layton needs to listen to his elders.
They would tell him they consider the Conservative government under Stephen Harper to be the most right-wing, mean-spirited and dictatorial regime in Ottawa in living memory.

They would also tell Layton the Tories now running Ottawa have damaged Canada’s reputation abroad and at home and are nothing more than “oafs” who are more aligned with the Tea Party in the U.S. than they are with mainstream Canadians.

And they would likely tell the NDP leader that it’s time to stop siding with Harper, as he did in 2009, and vote against the budget with the Liberals and Bloc Québécois, trigger an election as early as May, and campaign hard to defeat the Conservatives.
This government's defeat may be the end of Stephen Harper's political career, but if Jack Layton keeps this government alive, it will surely be the end of his.


  1. Could be Jack has a retirement plan.
    Hard to understand where Layton is coming from, is there something in it for him?
    Now is the time to grow some big ones and take down the GOP Canadian version.

    I hope all those on the committee will be there to vote in contempt and kick those sorry asses out the door.

  2. Jack Layton sold out Canada to Steve Harper

    Prime Minister Martin had promised to call the election within thirty days of the release of retired justice John Gomery’s final report on the Liberal sponsorship scandal, which was delivered as planned on February 1, 2006.

    Either way, therefore, a trip to the polls was imminent. But ndp strategists thought it dangerous to allow the government to set the terms of debate, and were concerned that on the key issue of political ethics the party would be caught in a squeeze between the Liberals and the Conservatives.

    They believed that the Liberals would accept virtually all of Justice Gomery’s recommendations and that a chastened Liberal Party could win a majority government.