Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Note To Jeff Simpson

All of our governments are minority governments, even the "majorities". I realize our pundits like the trains to run on time and a "majority" makes it easier for governments to ram through spending and tax cuts (or maybe the privatization of health care, eh Mr. Simpson?), but please, spare me the "no more minority governments" crap. What you are asking for is a minority government with enough seats to ignore the opposition. What you are asking for is four years of minority rule with majority power. Why should we be thrilled by that prospect?
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1 comment:

  1. He is probably psyching himself up to calling for a Harper majority -- in case he sees Harper up by a few points in the polls during the campaign.

    We'll see. Surprised Layton hasn't tried to mention PR to Harper -- just as a total "out of the blue" thing. It'd be an interesting gambit, anyway...