Friday, April 22, 2011

So Harper Planned Coalition with the Bloc as Early as 1996

If Harper supporters were surprised to learn that he had agreed to a coalition in 2004, to become prime minister with the full support of the Bloc (Harper's team by Tom Flanagan), they will no doubt be shocked to learn that he had been planning this arrangement with the Bloc since 1996.
...the "alliance" of centre-right parties might require — to finally surmount the Liberal seat count in the House of Commons — an arrangement to be negotiated with the Bloc Quebecois to secure that party's support in Parliament.
"Separatists" and "Socialists". His tickets to power.

And yet he's now questioning the Oppositions right to take power in a coalition if he fails to get a majority.

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