Sunday, September 07, 2008

"Canadian PM employs loophole in potential power grab"

CNN got it all wrong.
Canada's prime minister dissolved Parliament on Sunday and called an early election for next month in hopes of strengthening his Conservative minority government's hold on power.
We have fixed election dates in Canada so there won't be an election until October 2009 - because fixed election dates stop leaders from trying to manipulate the calendar.

That's a whole year away.

I only wish it were funny.

[H/T, A BCer in Toronto]

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still cannot understand how he got away with it. The GG signd it, the Senate read it and passed it. Surely someone konws all about it.

Anonymous said...

Citizens' class action suit against a law-breaking PM?