Prime Minister’s Pants Officially On Fire

In bitching, Canadian politics, Uncategorized on January 4, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Without question, Stephen Harper resembles Nelson Muntz as he bullies his way around The Canadian Government.

He stomps around Ottawa shaking his fist at everyone that he has control over and then demands that they stay quiet. And just like any bully, he runs away the minute he is confronted.

In a move that is highly reminiscent of a schoolyard lunch money shakedown, Harper has once again convinced The Governor General to do his bidding and not to tell.

In a “private” telephone call, Michaelle Jean was convinced, again, to prorogue Parliament. He called her on the phone? Seriously…

I seem to recall last time it was such a big deal that Harper was practically in tears begging the Governor General to please please please, meet with him so that he could ask her to suspend Parliament so he could have more time to save his ass. Now, he thinks it is no big deal and he’ll just give her a quick phone call to set it up.


Even though the Conservatives claim that proroguing Parliament is common practice, it really isn’t. Harper is the only Prime Minister to ever suspend Parliament in this manner and for these bullshit reasons. It is actually highly unusual for this to go on unless the Parliamentary agenda is complete. In other words, it’s not really meant to be used in lieu of a fake sick note.

The Conservatives are also pretending that there are routinely 6 or 7 throne speeches in a 4 year term. No there are not. Try 3 or 4, max.

Harper claims that he is doing this in order to fix the Canadian economy. Really?!? Let me ask this then; who exactly will be “fixing” our economy if nobody is going in to work?

Once again, I call bullshit.

So now he leaves us with no Government in session throughout the entire Olympic Games when visitors and who knows who else will be converging on us from every country in the known world. What that means to us Dear Reader, is that if something does go down, Harper will be making all the decisions alone and unsupervised. Terrific.

The Queen can call Parliament back any time she wants, and I think that she should totally do just that. If he were my kid, I’d never let him get away with this.

  1. Leaders of Countries that suspended Gov to avoid a non-confidence vote.

    Adolph Hitler Germany 1933
    Fransisco Franco Spain 1936
    Benito Mussolini Italy 1939
    Agusto Pinochet Chile 1973
    Steven Harper Canada 2008 and 2010

  2. I never thought I’d say this to anyone, but… you have a great blog. It’s just like Peter’s “What grinds my gears” show on Family Guy, but about Winnipeg.
    I think it’s entertaining, informative, isn’t afraid to speak it’s mind, and it uses swear words, unlike most of the pointless “I still can’t find my sock” type of blogs. It also tries to show what a dick our PM is, regardless of what a bunch of littering no-minds in Calgary think. Plus, I read the phrases “cat’s ass”, and “pfft”, both of which are vastly underused, both in blogs and in normal speech.
    Way to go, you rock. Keep on stickin’ it to the man and tellin’ it like it is.

    A. Pye
    loyal reader since 2010
    P.S. I am not a crackpot!

  3. […] the spirit of fairness by sidestepping protocol and proroguing parliament? Nope. Sorry man, that’s a deal […]

  4. […] stuff like ooh, contempt of parliament, the illegal campaign financing of the in and out scandal, proroguing parliament multiple times. All of which we know about and they are definitely guilty of. But, whatever. At […]

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