What the hell is happening in Canada? (part 2)

Don Newman of the CBC writes:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is apparently like someone with a drinking problem who can keep it under control much of the time, but just when it seems not to be a problem, falls off the wagon with damaging consequences.

Harper’s problem isn’t booze. He doesn’t partake. His problem is excessive partisanship. Even when he was publicly calling for more political co-operation, he was attempting to cripple his political opponents financially.

Harper’s falling off the co-operation wagon triggered all that followed for the next seven days. It led him to create the worst national unity tensions we have seen since 1995 and a humiliating trip to Rideau Hall to get the Governor General to save him from his folly. Harper should get into a 12-point program to control his partisanship.

It’s an entertaining but informative article, another case of, “If I don’t laugh, I’m going to cry.” I’ve read more than a few of these articles since Harper prorogued parliament. (Prorogue is the new buzz word in Canada.) If this keeps up, we’ll have to add a politics category to Steel White Table.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

3 Replies to “What the hell is happening in Canada? (part 2)”

  1. Amusing comments from Jon Stewart, an American comedian, about this:

    I’ve never seen the guy; it’s probably on youtube by now – I haven’t looked yet.

  2. I think the u.s. is going to invade us…long undefended border, a country with democracy in tatters, and oil…I mean they will invade to bring us stability like in Iraq..but did I mention the oil..I gotta go practice my souther drawllll……

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