So. Now that it’s all over and the confidence votes have passed can we please get back to business?
Yes. I am outraged at the corruption found in the governing party. Yes, I believe they don’t deserve to lead. However, the past few weeks have made one thing clear.
There is no alternative.
Stephen Harper has dug himself the deepest of graves. He can no longer hope for the CPC to win any number of seats in Ontario in the near future.
His only hope to be PM is for him to survive the summer and fall sessions of Parliament and then hope for a particularly damning Gomery Report in December.
My own mother summed it up the best,
I watched the Parliament vote re the budget…history in the making….boo to Belinda Stronach!! But I don’t like the Conservatives, either….so….
So indeed… The question I believe Canadians are asking is, what alternative is there? If there was still a Progressive Conservative party of Canada then there is no doubt in my mind that they would be at the forefront of the political scene right now. Canadians still see the current Conservative party as Reform/Alliance and Stephen Harper has done little to change that view.
It’s an unfortunate situation… the only saving grace of the current political climate is the minority government, which forces the Liberals to show modecum of humility. They do not deserve a majority.