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  •  No. IT's too late. (1+ / 0-)
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    rufusthedog

    The proroguation has made a tory fall inevitable. Whether or not it will lead to another election or a Lib/NDP coalition is another metter entirely.

    •  Not quite (5+ / 0-)

      the Tories will come back with an economic program that will split the coalition.  Ignatieff is making his lack of enthusiasm for the coalition known.  Looks to me like the Harper govt is going to survive, the Liberals, as usual, have no fight in them.  Sad.

      •  Iggy knows that if he backs down on the coalition (0+ / 0-)

        the Grits are done for. They've no choice anymore. If there's an election and they get creamed, that's one thing. But to back down? No, that's far worse. It's saying to Canada "we are UNWORTHY OF POWER."

        •  Harper will be seen as once again (3+ / 0-)
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          outwitting the Liberals.  You think anyone in Alberta will see the survival of the Harper govt as a black eye for the Conservatives?  Iggy's only chance is to force a new election (and somehow not get blamed for doing so) and then run an incredibly strong anti-Harper campaign.  Instead, I suspect he will do what he always does, go with the Zeitgeist and run a "hope and change campaign" in imitation of Obama.  It won't work because Harper isn't Bush.  Iggy is popular in the polls right now because no one knows him/

          •  One will. (0+ / 0-)

            You think anyone in Alberta will see the survival of the Harper govt as a black eye for the Conservatives?

            You're talking to one person who does.  

            And, thankfully, I'm not the only one (though, sometimes I do wonder... lol);  on Thursday night, about 400 or so folks turned out in Edmonton for a pro-Coalition rally.  Another 100, give or take, showed up in Calgary... which I have to admit isn't great, but still wasn't especially awful considering the locale and apparently being organized by individuals at the last minute, through Facebook;  the Canadian Labour Congress supposedly refused to organize a pro-Coalition rally in the city.

            But, alas, the Calgary rally was much smaller than the rally for Con supporters held Saturday at Calgary City Hall.  I've read, though, that the Edmonton pro-Coalition rally Thursday was around equal in size to the Con event held, there, on Saturday.  

            I think it's worth noting that, despite the homogenous caucus Albertans elected (save for Linda Duncan), about 1/3rd of us did vote ABC.

            ... Where is Baldwin?
            ... Où est Lafontaine?

            by Wisewood on Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 11:41:54 AM PST

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            •  Should have explained (1+ / 0-)
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              Wisewood

              Strathcona really isn't Alberta...

              •  Isn't really...? (0+ / 0-)

                ... please.... we're not going to start talking about what's "real Alberta" or not, are we?  ;)  

                That phrase makes the hair on my neck stand up -- It's a favorite tact for Alberta's assorted (and plentiful!) cranks and other screwballs on the right side of spectrum.....

                ... Where is Baldwin?
                ... Où est Lafontaine?

                by Wisewood on Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 07:13:39 PM PST

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