Wednesday, December 03, 2008

5.24 - The One with the Hot Air

Tonight, PM Stephen Harper addressed the Nation. I can't remember any time that a PM ever addressed the Nation. I guess this time it was important enough to let the country know what was going on. Harper condemned the coalition that the Liberals, and the NDP were forming with the separatists Bloc Quebecois.

After the PM's speech Stephane Dion's taped speech was supposed to be aired...but the tape arrived late and didn't show until about 25 minutes after. By that time I was bored and didn't really want to watch it...but I sucked it up cuz I wanted to know what he was going to say. When it finally came on...the first thing I noticed was that the recording was badly out of focus. It didn't focus on Dion, rather, it focused on the bookshelf behind him. It also didn't help that I couldn't understand much of Dion's thick french accent. So...I found myself trying to make out what the titles of the books were on the shelf. One caught my was situated at the top left of the screen...take a look:

"HOT AIR"...pretty ironic huh?

I'm not sure if this coalition is good for the country. My first thought was a coup d'etat...almost bordering on treason. I don't really know all the ins and outs of I'm probably wrong. But what really bothers me is that the voters in Canada don't get a say. We went to the polls about 7-8 weeks ago and even though we voted in a minority government...that was the result. The coalition wants to step with no say from the Canadian voters. How democratic is that? Another thing that bothers me is that Dion is stepping down as the Liberal leader in let's say this coalition goes through...who will be the PM then? Someone who we didn't elect? democratic is that?