Editor's Notes Friday 25 March 2011


Editor's Notes
True North Perspective
Vol. 6, No. 10 (269)
Friday, March 25, 2011

It's not the budget, the point is clear:

It's the contempt for parliament that is the central issue 

Now we have the opportunity to rid ourselves of the man who would be president

On Friday afternoon, 25 March 2011, the opposition in the House of Commons stood together and passed a no-confidence motion that brought down the government of Stephen Harper.

I had earlier predicted that there would be no election this year. When I made it, I had not expected that the massive corruption of the government would be so sufficiently exposed that our members of parliament would have no choice but to call a halt.

Although Canadians do not want an election now, I'm sure that once the contempt that Harper has, and has practiced, against Canada becomes fully known, most of us will be pleased.

That's why we should be satisfied that the government was brought down on its dishonesty rather than on its budget.

The Harper propaganda machine will try to convince the electorate that our economy is improving because of them. It's simply not true.

The fact that our banks held firm when the financial institutions south of the border collapsed was because prior Liberal governments refused to allow the banks to take the American road despite Conservative calls to allow them.

Prior to Harper squeaking through as a minority prime minister he repeatedly scoffed at his opponents warning of an economic crisis and the calls for deficit spending.

He was wrong then and everyone else was right, including Liberal leader Dion. Now we have an historic deficit and tens of thousands of good jobs lost.

But the key issue of this campaign should be the Harper government's contempt for Canada and our unique way of life.

Before he became prime minister, time and again, here and abroad, Harper expressed his disdain for the way our country works. As prime minister he has acted in contempt.

It's good that his government was brought down on this issue. It is up to the opposition to make the reasons clear to the electorate.

Canada has had more than it's fill of the man who would be president. We need a prime minister who is loyal to the letter and spirit of our democracy.

And if it requires a coalition that represents the majority, then let's do it.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Looking forward

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
True North Perspective

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