Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Coalition, Different

Here in the lower 48, we may never get Canadian politics. Last evening, they trashed their government, to applause for winners and losers, holiday wishes all around, and anticipation of two months of turmoil and accusations.Paul Martin file pic

The 17-month Liberal coalition government lost a confidence vote 171 to 133. Leaders of both largest parties — Liberal and Conservative — got ovations from the MPs. Huh?

The vote for the new MPs and government will likely take place January 23. Loser king, PM Paul Martin (left in file pic) will set the date tomorrow.

After this follows a couple months of oratory and slander. Same-sex marriage will be a Tory tool in the rhetorical battle. It's not that they expect to reverse SSM, but it's a great peg to hang dirty linen on for the contest. A good time will be had by all.

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