Another negative first for Canada that can be avoided? We have a situation where the Bloc or separatists are the king makers to Canada's political rule. It is ironic that Canadians paid the way for this situation to happen. Without our public subsidy-and left to there own fund raising efforts from their own Quebec constituents- they would never have been able to reach this level of ccntrol or influence. Dion ,the champion of clarity -"do you want to separate"-under the Liberal Chretein government is now beholden to the Bloc to capture and maintain power from the elected conservative government.
Tragically-when the Conservatives called for economic restraint in these acknowledged hard times - cutting special interest subsidies to poitical parties - the knives came out. The hypocrasy is blatant. The proposed political hyjacking of parliament by the coalition ,Liberals,NDP and Bloc Quebeois is a potential reality that needs the Governor General's approval. The stakes are high. We are now potentially forced to be governed by a unelected special interest group of people with questionable skills to weather the economic storm.
Governer General -Why not ask the Canadian people-in the form of a plebicsite what they wish you to do? In the public interest , a plebicsite could add clarity and direct democratic credibiity to the situation.