So what do you get when you put a Liberal, a socialist and a separatist in a room? A takeover plan of the government of Canada without a single bullet shot.
Here's a brief summary of the events of the past few days:
The government tabled an economic update. The economic update put a plan forward to tighten the government's belt to avoid a deficit. It also suggested eliminating giving welfare to political parties in the form of a national subsidy, along with reducing the pay of civil servants and MPs. The opposition went ballistic at the suggestion that we take away their dole. And they didn't quite like the idea that there wasn't a spending-ourselves-out-of-a-deficit-Keynes-style stimulus.
The opposition then met in secret to hatch a plan to bring down the government. A government just freshly elected. Then they would replace it with a non-elected Liberal-led coalition government. All of this is allowed constitutionally.
Since then the Tory government blinked. They scrapped the plan to get rid of the subsidy and are now talking about some more stimulus.
Now that we all know where we are, let's talk about the sheer irrationality of the opposition on this one.
We are in a recession. Deficits are bad. Debts are bad. A stimulus causes deficits.
And that's the bottom line. The opposition is pushing a coup d'etat so that they can drive the country into deficit and keep their dole going as long as they possibly can.
The opposition is afraid and weak. It's so transparent. If they were really confident about this new "coalition" and their reasons, why not call an election? Why not let the people to ratify this new "coalition"? Why not let the people make a judgment?
No - they wouldn't dare do that. They would lose so badly the Liberal Party would never be able to resurrect itself.
The Liberals are so badly in debt, so underfunded, so unprepared, and so much in turmoil right now that an election right now is not an option.
Not to mention that their reasons for going into an election would be to save welfare for politicians and deficits are good. Somehow I don't Canadians are going to buy that load of baloney.
So they'll just take power the old fashioned way : a Takeover.