Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Early resolution

The operating assumption for now seems to be that Harper will be voted down and the progressive coalition will form the government next time the House of Commons gets to vote on a confidence matter - likely either next week if Michaelle Jean rejects a request for prorogation, or in January if for some obscure reason she chooses to grant it.

But based on the obvious fact that the opposition parties have agreed that the Cons have lost the confidence of the House of Commons, is there any reason why Jean would need to wait for the formality of a vote which Harper can delay? And with the dispute set to spill over into the streets over the weekend, isn't it possible that the least intrusive and most responsible course of action would be to install the coalition before the end of this week, rather than letting Con-fueled hysteria grow thanks to continued uncertainty?

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