Amanda - posted on 04/11/2011 ( 40 moms have responded )
In March 2011 Canadian government had a vote of no-confidence. For those who do not understand our government, I will give a bit of back history on our government today.
For the last 7 years we have had a minority government, this means the party in power does not have majority of overall seats. Every time a new bill is introduced in parliament there is a possibility of the majority parties to vote down the bill, which in turn leaves the government no choice by to announce a vote of no-confidence. Which leaves the government no real choice but to dissolve the elected parliament and call a general election to elect a new parliament.
May 2nd we go back to the election polls for the 4th time in 7 years. Now I do not want to know what way any Canadian is voting, because this is a personal choice. I am wondering how many believe that Harper planned for a no-confidence vote.
It seems to me Harper has been planning this for months as he has approved Liberal bashing commercials which have been playing on television for awhile now, but leaving others less than 2 months to campaign for their parties.
So do you feel Harper had planned to bring a budget to the table he knew never would pass in parliament to give himself a head start a election in hopes to finally break the minority government that has been pledging Canada for years now. If you do feel this way, do you feel this is underhanded, unethical way to try to get power in Canada? Or do you feel this was a brilliant move by Harper to get the heads up on the election?