A motion asking the Liberal government to resign has received a 153 to 150 vote majority in the house of commons. The Liberals have decided to ignore it and the will of parliament once again.
In Canada we have so little checks and balances built in to reign in the power of the executive branch of government. It's nice to know that the principle of responsible government that is accountable to Canadians has just been thrown out the door.
Some have suggested that the opposition could appeal to the Governor General to force Paul Martin to call an election. I've always contended that you could sue the Liberal Party. Either way both are self serving Liberal patronage appointments anyway so the result would only be the same.
Delay. That's what the Liberals want. Delay until the public forgets. And trust me - the public will forget.
This is definitely a sad sad day for Canada.