It's not that we need another election, it's that NOTHING stopped the Conservatives from escaping opposition parties last fall by emptying the House of Commons. Like cowards, they knew very well a minority couldn't manage to run a country through recession and other much more important issues... and choose to mock out the democratic process and shut down politics altogether by silencing the Liberals, the Bloc, the NDP and THE population rights to have them all (public employees, btw) working at solutions when & then.
Divide & Conquer. No wonder Québec wants out by declaring unilateral Independance after yet again another referendum on Sovereignty... that confederation is a mess of regional interests, centralized abuses, packaged deals with the wealthiest provinces (as of now, Alberta Oil and Newfoundland off-shore stuff), coordinated plans to favor banking & financial systems.
What did you expect, an ex-reform party fused with right wing extremists willing to promote country wide projects & perspective & innovation & honesty?
Or a corporate machine buying billions worth of military equipment (4 obsolete British submarines or helicopters or transport planes or tanks or...!), plunging their dirty hands in the UIC funds, still declaring deficits of operation, lowering the GST at 5% (oh, really... whatta gift -- anyone checked the **untaxed** prices lately?), photo-opping themselves in Nunavut claiming territorial powers (gee, welcome to the Northern frost, some polar bears will soon have to swim around trying to figure out how the Kyoto accord should help them hump aboard cargo tankers in open sea corridors), watching lumber industries collapse, showing up at G8 summits with a big capitalist smile, spending money on THEIR bureaucratic retirements... should i continue?
You bet we need an election, and the only way to resolve the whole double-tear decisional Canadian problem is to pack a deck of 75 Blocists in Ottawa and yell soooo long to this stupid mess while stating clearly; we have better things to do with our lives than keep sustaining a corrupted mecanism that bought a Referendum result on October 30th 95.
But (lucky you, federalists) urbanized Montréal is soooooo stuck in a Liberal past, they'll ship (once again) a few potential ministers in Ontario that Ignatieff would promote for helping to save Canada from perequation history. This country owes us 50% of everything, debt included. We invested in it, we built it, we cared for it, we educated it, we defended it, we even believed it would be fair, equal, just to ALL - one day.
Cuz, enough WAS enough.
We need a future, not a vault for the rich.