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TORONTO, Canada (AP) -- Canada's prime minister dissolved Parliament on Sunday and called an early election for next month in hopes of strengthening his Conservative minority government's hold on power.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has changed the date for parliamentary elections via a legislative loophole.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party needs an additional 28 seats to have a majority in Parliament. Although he has downplayed that possibility, polls in recent days indicate his right wing party has a chance to do so.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
reply to post by monkeykillingmonkey
This is BS. What this is, is our country attempting to do what they do in the US. I bet this is being done so Harper can start calling on the Russians over the resources in the arctic, or perhaps its so they can join the NAU without any opposition. Either way we all know that Harper is Bush's Canadian counterpart for sure, just look at how military spending has increased since he took office, or the unwillingness to invest in our infrastructure. BS i tell you.
Originally posted by titorite
reply to post by metaldemon2000
I dislike Harper to. My Qubeecer wife has educated me to his evils... He is most definitely the mini me version of Bush.
But what we both want to know is how in the heck has he dissolved parliament?
That would be akin to Bush dissolving congress. If that happened the military would come home and remove him from power... We may be a dumbed down brainwashed soceity but we do have certian trigger points that would cause instant revolution. SO if harper dissolved parliament why aren't the Liberals and QB calling for his immediate removal from office?
I mean that is a power grab akin to a dictator.
Originally posted by monkeykillingmonkey
The Governor General dissovled parliament at Harpers request. But like you said no there is nothing illegal about that. As for keeping election promises I don't think it's a very good argument to say well what do you expect he only had a few years. Especially when he's the one that has caused this election.
And Military spending isn't the worst thing, but I think a nation that has always been known and praised for there peace keeping efforts, should take care of more pressing issues at home before beefing up our military, and sending our soldiers into a combat role in a war that they are not going to end in the sense of the enemy surrendering. And no I do not want russia or the states pushing us over for oil/water/the arctic whatever it may be, but trying to stop that with military action is the last thing I would want my country to do.
I also live in BC and realize that the election dosn't effect me But I am proud to be a young voter voting in my second election. Now if only more people my age would not be so apathetic about the politics in our country.
Exactly, the liberals are a bunch of do-nothings
Originally posted by Becker44
This isn't getting much play in the U.S. media. What gives?
[edit on 8-9-2008 by Becker44]
Originally posted by Becker44
You are the largest supplier of crude oil for us. Thanks!
You dominate the frozen ponds.
Last time any big Canadian news was heard came when Quebec was threatining to secede. Why on earth did you stop that?
Seriously, Is this getting wall-to-wall coverage on Canadian MSM?
Originally posted by Rook1545
We never really decided to keep Quebec, they more or less decided that maybe being a pampered province was a whole lot better than being a welfare country.
Originally posted by sc2099
I just moved into a new place so I don't have tv yet, but the election probably all over the news. It was all over the paper.