sad day for democracy

It is decidedly undemocratic of the Governor General to prorogue government in order to buy the current government breathing room and time, perhaps, for the coalition to fall apart.

Her Excellency should have permitted democracy to run its course and let the vote of confidence happen on Monday.

We did not elect the Conservatives as our government. It was assumed, since that party had the most votes over any one party in the last election, that they would form the government. Any coalition could have formed a government at that time as no one party had the majority.

When it became apparent that the Conservatives were not responding to the economic crisis in a fiscally responsible manner, the opposition called them on it.

By agreeing to prorogue Parliament, Her Excellency is postponing Canada’s response to the economic crisis and putting Canada on a path that may not be surmountable in January.

I am so deeply disappointed in Her Excellency. The fact that Prime Minister Harper also lied in Parliament during question period really makes me question the integrity of the man.

It’s a sad, sad day for democracy in Canada.

namaste