Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The joy of selective memory.

Captain Canada Stephen Taylor is all about the nostalgia:

Don't worry, Steve ... some of us have even longer memories than that:

On Friday, Mr. Harper went before television cameras to slam a potential Dion-led government as illegitimate because he lost the Oct. 14 election.

But the Liberals and NDP said those arguments were undercut by Mr. Harper's 2004 letter to then-governor-general Adrienne Clarkson, which requested that she turn to him if Paul Martin's newly elected government were defeated in the Commons.

"We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority," the 2004 letter stated.

Yeah, that's kind of awkward, isn't it, Steve?


Kelseigh said...

Never forget that members of the House of Commons can set aside their differences to try to govern the country effectively? I dunno, with Fat Stevie in charge it's been a while.

liberal supporter said...

Hunter was most displeased when I pointed out women got the vote in Canada under a COALITION government.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone should investigate how Steve knew exactly today's talking points...

And while he was under fire from the opposition, the government attack dog had an easy time answering a lob ball from his colleague, Rodney Weston. The Saint John MP noted that today is the first anniversary of the “reckless coalition” that tried to “overturn” the election results from just two months before.
“Could the Minister of Transport … please remind the House of all the measures that we have introduced to help Canadians?”
Mr. Baird had no trouble with that one: “When Canadians saw the leader of the Liberal Party sign a pledge, a letter to the Governor-General supporting a coalition, they went to the streets and protested.
“Thank goodness that did not happen. We have Canada’s economic action plan,” he said.


I'm sure that the Connies are busy running the country and not abusing power by misusing resources in office... right?

Ti-Guy said...

Maybe someone should investigate how Steve knew exactly today's talking points...

He and Dimitri talked about them during their morning shower.

leftdog said...

Never Forget! ...
'Here we have these three parties signing a document, and they wouldn't even have the Canadian flag behind them! They had to be photographed without it, because a member of the coalition doesn't even believe in the country.'
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
December 2, 2008
House of Commons