Sunday, December 7, 2008
He presently denies he ever considered forming such a coalition while in opposition.
That is a lie - (article based on an in-depth interview with Harper in 2004)
But the real news is Harper's confirmation that -- while he would not allow other parties to have Ministers in his government -- he was open to working with the other two parties to form an alternative government in a move remarkably close to what he is today calling a "separatist coalition."
Mr. Broadbent adds - "They lie. They pay people to destroy things."
- Harper is deliberately trying to deceive Canadians about the facts surrounding a proposed Liberal-NDP coalition.
-Harper is also trying to pit English Canada against Quebecers in his attempt to discredit the proposed coalition by presenting the Bloc as illegal and traitorous.
- Harper lied when he said the three opposition leaders refused to sign their agreement in front of a Canadian flag because Gilles Duceppe, a Quebec sovereigntist, objected. Several flags are clearly seen in photos taken at the signing.
- Harper lied about the details of the proposed coalition, including his charge that the Bloc Québécois is a formal partner and that six Bloc MPs would be offered Senate positions under the coalition government when in fact the Bloc has said it will support the Liberal-NDP coalition for 18 months in the House of Commons, but none of its members will sit in a cabinet led by Stéphane Dion as prime minister and a Liberal as finance minister.Nor were any senate seats offered.
"I've never seen the leader of a Conservative party, certainly not Bob Stanfield, certainly not Joe Clark, lie — I choose the word deliberately — the way Mr. Harper has," Broadbent said."I'm concerned I have a prime minister who lies to the people of Canada and knows it," Broadbent said. "It's one thing to exaggerate. It's another to deliberately tell falsehoods."
Saturday, December 6, 2008
December, 2008 -
Steve has lost his moral authority to govern by proroguing Parliament to dodge a non-confidence vote, thus cancelling dissent.