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Canada right now is going through major political upheaval. Our current Prime Minister (equivalent to your President) released a new budget, in his budget he did not put in a stimulus package which all other political parties were calling for. The only thing he did was on numerous fronts cut the funding to all our other political parties. This was a very calculated move on his part. By doing what he did, he forced the other parties in our Parliament to form a coalition to oust him as the leader. Why would he do that? Well, as Prime Minister, when he feels Parliament (same as your congress) is dis joined he can call a prorogation, a prorogation is a closing of Parliament (congress). In doing this, he has NO oversight by them, and can do as he pleases. He has called for and received his prorogation.
The Prime Minister has 6 weeks before he has to call Parliament back - Which takes us to January 27, 2009.
Now, lets move onto some key facts that are relevant:
1. Colin Powell stated on national TV there would be an event either January 21 or 22.
2. Joe Biden stated in a $25,000/plate dinner, thinking he wasn't being taped "Mark my words, Obama will be tested, if you only take one thing from my talk here tonight, take this, January 21, or 22 there will be an orchestrated event that will test Obama...." Not exact words, but I am sure you have heard this speech.
3. I don't know if you know what the SPP is, but in its most basic form it is this, Canada, US and Mexico are collaborating on many fronts to utilize each countries strengths to "help" each other, Canada's resources, US security forces, and Mexico's manpower.
4. A document that was just released yesterday, but dated February 14, 2008 was a part of the SPP, it was signed by the US and Canada, stating that either, nuclear, chemical, or biological attack, or PROPERTY DAMAGE, would allow for troops from each country to enter the other, and police the citizens.
5. Our Prime Minister, can do this without oversight of Parliament for 7 days AFTER Parliament has seated, if they are in session it must be within 7 days, if they are out of session, they have till 7 days AFTER they have seated. Going on the 21st date, adding they will not sit till the 27th, and then 7 more days If there is ANY type of reason for our countries to "help" each other it will be done without any approval until February 4th. After which time it may be to late to pull back on any agreements we have been involved in for 14 days at that point.
6. The constitution, the congress, and senate, have essentially lost all power through presidential directives already in the US.
7. I live near a heavily populated city in Western Canada. Starting today, we have seen an HUGE increase in military. Let me be clear here, we NEVER see military around. It is being posted all over the place, people don't know what is going on. Even craigslist has people writing posts about it.
...That reason has been created, we have MASS unstablitiy now, we have had MAJOR protesting starting today here, and the time is shorter than most think. We have very very little time.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper suspended Parliament on Thursday to avoid almost certain defeat in a confidence vote — an unprecedented move allowing him to retain power and confront Canada's flagging economy.
Liberal Party Leader Stephane Dion, the man who would fill Harper's role under the planned coalition, said the coalition would look to replace Harper unless he makes "monumental change."
"For the first time in the history of Canada, the prime minister of Canada is running away from the parliament of Canada," said Dion, accusing the premier of placing "partisan politics ahead of the interest of all Canadians."
New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton said Harper had used a "maneuver to escape accountability."
"He refuses to face the people of Canada through their elected representatives," he said. "The prime minister is choosing to protect his own job rather than focusing on the jobs of Canadians who are being thrown out of work today."
The news comes one day after Harper appealed directly to Canadians for support, vowing in a nationally televised address on the economy to halt his opponents, whom he accused of imposing their own agenda on the Canadian people.
"Unfortunately, even before the government has brought forward its budget, and only seven weeks after a general election, the opposition wants to overturn the results of that election," said the prime minister, whose Conservative Party strengthened its minority position in federal elections on October 14. iReport.com: Outrage brewing in Canada
Harper rejected the idea of a "power-sharing coalition with a separatist party," referring to the Bloc Quebecois, and insisted the country must stand together.
"At a time of global economic instability, Canada's government must stand unequivocally for keeping the country together. At a time like this, a coalition with the separatists cannot help Canada," he said Wednesday.