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Originally posted by GAOTU789
The Conservatives won the election, let them govern.
Rae nonetheless played a pivotal role in bringing the Progressive Conservative Party's 42-year dynasty to an end. The 1985 election resulted in a minority parliament, in which the Tories held four more seats than David Peterson's Liberals, but were eleven seats short of a majority. After a series of negotiations, begun by a phone call from Rae to Peterson shortly after election day, Rae and Peterson signed a "Liberal-NDP Accord" in which the NDP agreed to support a Liberal government in office for two years. The Liberals, in turn, agreed to implement some policies favoured by the NDP. Rae had personally supported a full coalition, but did not strongly argue this case with other members of his party. Peterson later indicated that he would not have accepted a coalition in any event.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS Did Bob Rae whisper in Mr Dion's ear, flatter him, appeal to his bruised vanity and convince him to garner NDP and Bloc support just to buy himself time for his own leadership aspirations? The jig is up Mr Rae you've been uncovered. you've likely lost any chance of leading the Liberals and this will bring down the next liberal leader as well. Nice trick, now you can jump ship back to the NDP party and take over from discredited Jack Layton.
Originally posted by GoalPoster
Do our MPs represent the will of those who elected them and do those MPs really represent those who elected them or are the MPs blindly following party platitudes based on the fact that if they don't, they'll be doomed to the back benches until the next election when they're not supported in their riding by their applicable party?
Originally posted by unruly1
Canada was stunned Monday when it was announced that The Stanley Cup will be awarded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, possibly as early as December
6th. The cup will be stripped from from 2008 playoff champions, the Detroit Red Wings, and be awarded to the Leafs, who didn't even make the playoffs.