Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Speaking of Parliamentary Tradition....

There is a lot of yapping that is coming from the other side about parliamentary tradition and what not in their power hungry attempt to unethically take control of the Government of Canada until mid 2011, but the left conveniently seem to have forgotten about one parliamentary tradition when doing so.

Our parliamentary tradition is that newly appointed Prime Ministers seek electoral sanction within six months. Louis St. Laurent, the former Liberal Prime Minister, holds the record for the longest period between his appointment (November 15, 1948) and his election (June 27th, 1949) but at least his party already had the endorsement of Canadian voters.(NP)

So how does this tradition fit in with the tripartite pact signed by Dion, Duceppe, and Layton?

I await your spin.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The liberals can't afford an election until they've managed to refill their party coffers.

Rob C said...

I don't want the lieberals to refill their coffers with money they steel from my tax "donations"

Colin said...

On Monday's Rutherford, Rae said that if he was elected leader of the liberal party he would not seek an election for two years. He justified this by saying it's a common practice internationally.

Alberta Girl said...

Well it only counts when it works in favour of the Cabal of Losers and their supporters.

Ardvark said...

A 6 month window kind of takes a lot of steam out of that 'stable government' angle they are playing with the GG. Oh that and being coalition partners with the Bloc.

I hope the GG does the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Come-on people, everyone knows that Dion gets as many do-overs as he needs to prove that he is totally incompetent.

It is interesting to note just exactly what stirred these patriots into action. Was it the good of the country - NO! Was it the cries of the oppressed people of Canada - NO! It was the possibility that their snouts would be partially removed from the public trough, nothing else.

Anonymous said...

Let us not forget that 1 call from the PM to the Queen and the GG is gone.

Yes, he does have that power. Reading your old textbooks can pay off.

Ardvark said...

Last Anon, this gets confusing. Please use joe anon or something to make yourself somewhat distinguishable from all the other anons.

I won't even want to 'go there' with this one, but I think something like that was tried in Australia with little success.

Our GG is safe.