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Here is what is going to happen now 2

by DJ Kelly December 4, 2008

My first prediction has come true and now we’ll have to see if the second one does too. It is fair to predict the only way the Prime Minister will survive an eventual confidence motion in January on the budget is if it includes the significant stimulus package the Coalition has requested/proposed. What appeasement will […]

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Here is what is going to happen now

by DJ Kelly December 4, 2008

Here’s the deal. Or at least my best guess at this point. (Isn’t constitutional guessing fun?!) The Prime Minister will ask for a prorogation of Parliament tomorrow morning and the Governor General (to my dismay) will agree. She’ll agree because this is her best option – nobody wants the GG to disagree with a democratically […]

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On ensuring an unelected official does not decide the fate of our country

by DJ Kelly December 3, 2008

Also available on the Calgary Herald’s Q. The Governor General is a figurehead position, it has been for many years. It is unfair to ask an unelected official to decide the fate of our country. Therefore there is only one option Michaelle Jean has before her: do whatever the Prime Minister asks of her. Assuming […]

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"I would certainly not like to find myself governing this economy today."

by DJ Kelly December 3, 2008

There’s a clip from last night’s This Hour has 22 Minutes episode that caught my eye. It shows the PM misspeaking a little in the House. He was having difficulty remembering who he was talking to. It made me laugh because apparently he doesn’t even know who is or wants to be the Prime Minister […]

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Bastards and Boneheads

by DJ Kelly December 2, 2008

Also available on the Calgary Herald’s Q. The title of this post gets its name from Will Ferguson’s entertaining book of the same name. In the book he travels through history applying the label “bastard” or “bonehead” to each Canadian Prime Minister. If memory serves me correct, each PM who lead a minority government received […]

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