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June 25, 2010
Liberal Democrats?? Or Liberal Bloc??
Discussions between the NDP and the Liberal parties are not just seeking a coalition after the next election or co-operation before one, but are pushing toward the creation of a new party. Some random poll suggested that a coalition led by NDP Leader Jack Layton would beat Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives while one led by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff would lose.
Michael Ignatieff Going Nowhere - Is a New Leader in The Wings? NO!
Meanwhile Gilles Duceppe is The Quintessential People's Man and Big Election Winner
Why Liberal/Bloc Party Alliance = Majority
1) The bloc holds the balance of power.
2) We can't afford to lose the NDP. Maybe impractical, but the influence of their better ideas comprising Canada's ONLY national social conscience is too valuable to lose.
3) There is no doubt about history's lesson on voter leanings inasmuch as Liberals and the Bloc in their own rites are the two natural governing parties in this country. An alliance of the two could govern Canada effectively creating public policy that includes all Canadians; could win a majority; and could be the best thing for Canada ATM.
4) My friend Gilles Duceppe is an extraordinary Francophone Canadian who has done more to keep this country together than Trudeau with the Constitution and Mulroney with Meech Lake. I believe future historians will agree.
Hence I counter Jean Chretien's sleazy(IMO) back room campaign for a Grit/NDP alliance and suggest that the flagging Liberal party forget restoring its strength in Quebec and create a national coalition with the Bloc Quebecois instead.
IF NEITHER GRITS NOR TORIES ALLY WITH THE BLOC THERE WILL NEVER AGAIN BE A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT IN THE CURRENT PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM
Think about that and prove me wrong statistically if you can. The problem is that very few people in this country actually "get" the Bloc and see it only as a separatist movement.
With tongue in cheek I would say smugly that if Gilles were to just break Quebec away from confederation and let the rest of us provinces and territories join him on that, he would be the best ever Prime Minister of a unified country probably called Canada, but maybe called Quebec. He has proven himself as the number one most effective political leader we have seen in a long time.
However we do it, the construction of Canada must soon change. A new system of governance is needed. Most of our primary institutions have been failing for decades. More representation is needed and the corrupt parliamentary system does not meet the needs of the country.
I am not looking for agreement. I am not seeking consensus on anything but the concept that change is needed.
Let's try and manage the process for change.
If you can accept the need for change, put on your thinking cap and figure it out for yourself; join one of the political parties and get cracking on creating change.
In the alternative our future generations will never experience the incredible wealth of good values and social character that once was Canada.
If you are...
... you should be willing to get involved and create the process for change. Join a political party tomorrow and start the ball rolling. Better yet, run for office. Canada needs more ordinary Canadians making public policy for all Canadians.
In case you get elected, please remember
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