Canadian politics and the Parliamentary system can be quite amusing.
Presently, following an October election, Canada has a newly chosen minority government in Ottawa. Not happy to have been left out of the proceedings, two parties who were not elected to form the government have chosen to get together in erstwhile “band of brothers” mode and defeat the government elected by the people. Not having enough seats in Parliament to do this on their own, the two parties have chosen to include a Québec separatist party in the agreement to support their merry band.
The leader of the “coup” will be a man who is a citizen of France. If that isn’t enough to gall anyone – sorry, Charles – the man who would be king was soundly defeated in the recent election. Having had his ass handed to him, this doofus has previously announced his intent to resign as the loser leader of his loser party in May of 2009.
Allow me to summarize, if you will. The governing party defeated all others to form a minority government. Those who were defeated have chosen to oust the newly elected government and thus take over governing themselves, with a leader who is a citizen of France. They will do this with the support of a Québec-only separatist party.
Most Canadians are upset with the proceedings as they have been occurring, so it should be interesting to see if there will be much interest in the House during the next roll call of votes. Personally, I can’t see the erstwhile band of brothers doing anything more than making fools of themselves, but I’ll just have to wait and see. Were this just about anywhere else in the world, Canada would now be in the midst of a bloody revolution, but fortunately for all, that’s not the case.
In the meantime, it’s business as usual for everything else, while the Canadian MSM gnashes its teeth and tries to convince us all how everything is going to hell in a handbasket. Good luck with that.