Monday, December 8, 2008

Just think, if only had Harper been successful in his Cadman bribe attempt

....then the constitutionality of a coalition could have been tested in modern times.

Don’t you just love how Stephen Harper is doing so much to test the outer reaches of our democracy? Just think, had Harper been successful with his attempt at bribing Chuck Cadman in May of 2005, we would we have had a recent opportunity to witness the GG exercise her obligation to explore whether an alternative government could have been formed from the duly elected 38th Parliament, as contemplated by Harper’s “socialist separatist” pact of September 2004 (below). I for one, am truly crestfallen:

September 9, 2004

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1


As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the Liberal minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister to dissolve the 38th Parliament at any time should the House of Commons fail to support some part of the government's program.

We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising your constitutional authority.

Your attention to this matter is appreciated.


Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

Gilles Duceppe, M.P.
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois

Jack Layton, M.P.
Leader of the New Democratic Party


Dr Mike said...

That Harper likes to be on the cutting edge.

But only when it suits him.

Go Coalition go!!!!!

Dr Mike.

The Left Wing Agenda said...

With all due respect, you neglected to mention in your header that the Conservatives are suing the liberal party on this issue.

Anonymous said...

To: The Left Wing Agenda:

You mean this frivolous CON lawsuit?

Audio expert says Cadman tape not altered

Last Updated: Saturday, October 11, 2008 | 12:44 AM ET
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The Canadian Press
Chuck Cadman, a member of Parliament from British Columbia, died in 2005.Chuck Cadman, a member of Parliament from British Columbia, died in 2005. (Canadian Press)

A tape recording at the centre of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's $3.5-million defamation suit against the Liberal party was not altered as the prime minister has claimed, a court-ordered analysis of the tape by Harper's own audio expert has found.

The key portion of the recorded interview of Harper by a B.C. journalist contains no splices, edits or alterations, a U.S. forensic audio expert has determined.

The findings may call into question Harper's testimony about the interview during a sworn cross-examination conducted by a Liberal party lawyer in August.