Monday, October 26, 2009

"The Canadian public seems happy to be hoodwinked" How did we let This Happen?

I've seen the above video several times, but hadn't noticed Rhona Ambrose's (woman on his right) reaction to Harper stating that he had no intention of calling an election but challenged the Opposition to bring him down. She KNEW he was lying because the moment he started his lie, she turned and put her head down, giving only a feeble nod at the end. And of course in the first segment, to his left; is this guy.

However, while reading this piece, I was startled over a comment made by Nelson Wiseman, a political scientist at the University of Toronto: "The Canadian public seems happy to be hoodwinked". Horribly sad but horribly true.

We are not an irrelevant, hard-right country after all. We are just happy to be hoodwinked. Well, I feel so much better now.

Ironically, I'll bet Stephen Harper wishes we were going to the polls now, when he is on a temporary high, and before Canadians finally get justice over his party's (alleged) attempt to defraud taxpayers in the 'In and Out'.

Stephen Harper's election that never was
Under PM's rules, Canadians should be going to polls today
October 19, 2009

OTTAWA–Today is election day. Or at least that was the plan back in May 2006 when Prime Minister Stephen Harper put Canada on a regular schedule of fixed election dates.

Fresh off his January 2006 election win, Harper proposed at the time that Canadians go to the polls every four years, starting on Oct. 19, 2009, or sooner if a minority government lost a confidence vote.

Fixing election dates would mean transparency, predictability and fairness and put an end to the days when a government could call a snap election for its own partisan advantage, he said at the time ...

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