Sunday, October 4, 2009

With respect the non-confidence motion


Now 's the day, and now 's the hour;
See the front o' battle lour;
See approach proud Edward's pow'r -
Chains and slaverie!

Wha will be a traitor-knave?
Wha can fill a coward's grave?
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!


Robert Burns . 1759-1796

A wee bit late on this one but I believe that it was Ignatieff's strongest speech yet. And if this:
There is on the opposite side of the House what could be called the “starve the beast” ideology. We know where that ideology comes from but it is not suited to Canada. It will weaken and eventually it will change Canada beyond recognition. This party stands against that ideology all the way down.

And we stand against it because we believe profoundly that if that ideology prevails in this country it will permanently weaken the tissue that binds our society together: the healthcare system of which we are so proud; the care for the aged which distinguishes us as a civilized society; the capacity of our society to provide security in retirement.

This government works on one plan and one plan only. Starve the beast and lower expectations of government so far that Canadians cease to have any expectations of their government whatsoever. This is an unworthy way to govern this country and we stand against it.
is truly the reason that it was moved (regardless of the polls) then win or lose this is a "proud moment. The Scots at Bannockburn were hopelessly out numbered but the tide was turned by the turnout of the ordinary citizens who came to fight for their nation. (At least that was what my Mum told me while I was eating my porridge).

If a Conservative poison pill comes about that forces the NDP to drop their support for Harper non-confidence motion is a position that history will vindicate.

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