It is unsurprising that Stephen Harper would rather pull the plug on the House of Commons than face a no-confidence vote. It is deeply disappointing that Her Excellency the Governor General assented to his plans.
Harper has lost the confidence of the House of Commons, and parliamentary democracy demands he lose the privilege of governing. Instead, he demonizes one party, questions the patriotism of all the opposition parties, and hides behind a parliamentary sleight of hand.
Today Harper had the hypocritical gall to talk about working together, when he does nothing but divide and play politics. Now he plays the ultimate political game, as he takes his marbles and stomps off.
He is a liar, a hypocrite, an embarrassment to Canada and an enemy of democracy. The sooner we are rid of his Government the better. Canadians who are so afraid of the word "coalition" that they prefer a dictatorship need to wake up and educate themselves.
He won't be rid of this Government on December 8, but it surely will fall at the end of January.
Of course I am worried about keeping all the war resisters safe in Canada until then.
Harper kept repeating that this week "the people spoke", presumably referring to partisan emails from the Conservative supporters. Now the people must speak, constantly, and loudly. We must express our outrage in the Conservatives and our support for the coalition government.