Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Devil in the Details
Hypothetically if Bob Rae introduces a non-confidence on the first opposition day and all 3 opposition parties vote to topple the government, can Michael Ignatieff simply go to the Governor General and ask for the crown with 76 seats? Or would he require signatures of the other party leaders on say, some sort of formal partnership document? Either this is the beginning stages of a plan to seize power without holding an election, or the Liberals need to hire new number crunchers. How many number of ways can Ignatieff become Prime Minister without being elected as Prime Minister in an election? The electoral data is not on his side. That is the story that the real journalists in the Canadian media like Coyne, Martin, McParland or Ivison should be asking.