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Stpehane Dion to Suggest Coalition Government

March 10th, 2008

Stephane Dion today opened the door to a coalition government, joining the Liberal party of Canada with the Conservative Party. The plan would see Dion’s Liberals stop threatening to topple the Harper government, and in return Prime Minister Dion would make Stephen Harper the Deputy-Assistant Vice-PM.

When it was suggested Harper may not agree to relinquish the PM role, Dion was unapologetic:

“If you got the assurances of ultimate unity, then it’s a great mistake for other people to try to shut this process down early,” it is assumed Dion said. “If you put those two things together, you’d have an almost unstoppable force. I believe when this is over, if we can unify the Parliament, then we will clearly win because there is so much energy behind what is happening.

“We’d be hard to beat,” Dion added.

When told of the comments, Harper said, with unusual diplomacy, “what an idiot,” to which Dion replied, “hey, it’s good enough for the Clinton’s and the Maple Leafs!”

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  1. Joanne (True Blue)
    March 10th, 2008 at 18:28 | #1

    Absolutely brilliant! You had me going there for a minute. 😉

  2. Fortitudine
    March 10th, 2008 at 19:17 | #2

    Heh. Clever. I was definitely fooled. Had that scrunched up confused look on my face.

  3. Platty
    March 10th, 2008 at 19:25 | #3

    The major sticking point was who would get custody of Kyoto it they split up……


  4. Reid
    March 10th, 2008 at 19:36 | #4

    You do realize that if the opposition parties defeated the government there doesn’t necessarily have to be an election. If Dion, Layton, & Duceppe could actually form a coalition the GG would have to give them a shot at forming government. The 3 opposition parties together would have a majority of seats.

    I’m not saying it’s going to happen. But it theoretically could.

  5. Brian
    March 10th, 2008 at 19:53 | #5

    Reid – you are correct and I suggested such an action back when Paul Martin’s government was floundering. (if you can find it, it was Nov 10th, 2005 over at Cannuckistan Chronicles (which is now Let Freedom Reign – I believe the post is called “Enough Being Nice, Let’s Have a Coup”).

    It was a good idea then – now it would just be unfair.

  6. Brian
    March 10th, 2008 at 19:57 | #6

    Thanks Joanne and Fortitudine. Platty, Dion would get the kingdom, dog and all, Steve would get the cute title with no responsibility.

  7. Donna
    March 10th, 2008 at 20:06 | #7

    After I actually heard Dion say he couldn’t call an election because there was a snow storm in Ontario…I could really believe he would say this.

    Good one….

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