Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Top 10 reasons that a coalition would be bad for Canada

For our friends outside of Canada there is a coalition wanting to outs the present Conservatives Party Government.

Seems like some want to follow the US of A and place as leader of Canada an up and coming Michael Ignatieff. One till today was not a house name here in Canada. Bro. Jeff

1. A coalition government between the NDP and Liberals, supported by the Bloc Quebecois would undermine democracy because Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe and Michael Ignatieff would govern without the consent of the Canadian voter.

2. Michael Ignatieff has walked into the leadership of the Liberal party without one vote from the Liberal grassroots. The coalition government would be led by Ignatieff as Prime Minister without earning one vote from Canadians.

3. Mandates are earned not taken. Canadians ought to express their will through the ballot box, not have it tossed aside through backroom deals.

4. The Bloc Quebecois should never dictate the terms of our government. Theirs is a party founded on the principle of ripping up Canada and now they want a hand in influencing its governance?

5. 74% of Canadians voted against a Liberal government. Now, that's a majority!

6. In a time of economic crisis, we don't need a political crisis. In the UK, PM Gord Brown and opposition leader David Cameron have put aside petty partisanship to make government work. Why did Bob Rae say he'll vote to defeat this government even without looking at its budget?

7. Coalition talk is decreasing international confidence in our political and economic stability. On the first day of trading after the coalition plan was unveiled, the Toronto Stock Exchange plunged 864.41 points (9.3%). This is the biggest drop since Black Monday in 1987.

8. We just had an election! Just a few weeks ago!! The Canadian people gave this current government a mandate. Now let them govern.

9. The economy is the number one priority of Canadians. Most Canadians don't care about the usual day-to-day bickering in Ottawa. Canadians care about their families and their jobs. Political brinksmanship reflects how out-of-touch Ignatieff, Layton and Duceppe really are with real Canadians.

10. Why would the Liberals team up with the NDP anyway? The Liberals themselves have called the NDP "economy damaging". We have an economist as Prime Minister. When you have a toothache you go to the dentist. When your car breaks down you go to a mechanic. Who better than an economist to deal with the economy?

There are many more reasons why the NDP-Liberal coalition would be harmful to our country. Please forward this email to your network. If you want to stay in the loop on latest developments, sign up:

Thanks! JET

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