From Murray Dobbin at The Tyee:
His [Stephen Harper’s] arrogant response to the coalition government proposal of the three opposition parties demonstrates that he is not the least bit interested in changing his approach. If he outmaneuvers the coalition, he will continue to govern as if he has won a majority of the votes of Canadians, and not the 38 per cent he actually received. There is no humility here, no mea culpa, not a hint of any apology for his blatant brinkmanship.
Stephen Harper is a political leader out of control and he must be removed from power before he does even more damage to the country and to our democracy.
That is the context for the proposed coalition government. Canada faces not only an economic crisis, it faces a crisis in democracy. And the only way it can be solved is to remove Stephen Harper from power. [emphasis mine]
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