30 November 2008

"The only other question is..."

"...will it be a green... or an orange shaft?"

A deal has been negotiated between NDP Leader Jack Layton and Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion that would see them form a coalition government for two and a half years, the CBC's Keith Boag reported, citing sources.

The NDP would be invited into cabinet and get 25 per cent of seats, Boag said, adding that the party wouldn't get the position of the finance chair or the deputy prime minister's post.

"That's the big step forward tonight," Boag reported.

"The most difficult question is who'll be the leader," Boag said, adding that Dion, who negotiated the deal, believes he has the right to be prime minister.
In other breaking news... Liberal leadership candidate Michael Ignatieff was found bleeding heavily from every bodily orifice... after suffering what is being described as a "thermonuclear stroke"...


UPDATE: It's a medical miracle...
Mr. Ignatieff met with lame duck Liberal leader, Stéphane Dion, and leadership candidates Bob Rae and Dominic LeBlanc in Toronto last night and hammered out a deal that would see Mr. Dion and Mr. Rae step aside, with the latter named to a senior post, likely Foreign Affairs Minister.

It is understood that Mr. Ignatieff was reluctant to sign on unless he was named interim leader because it would leave Mr. Dion, who was recently rejected by the Canadian electorate, as leader.


wilson said...

Dion gets his revenge on the LPC !!!

Who's Enviro Minister?

Forget I asked, it won't matter.
Carbon tax, carbon credits to Russia, it's all the same.

This coalition seizure of power was inevitable.
The CPC must have had a mole in their camp,
why else would he have fore=ced their hand...

Neo Conservative said...

Here's Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre...

"Today, we learned that this was all a backroom scheme, which involved at least the NDP and the separatists."

"They concocted this well before they even saw the fall economic update."


Peter said...

As a ordinary Canadian citizen there is no way in hell that I will pay taxes to a government that is not elected by the people especially one backed by a separatist party.

If a coalition government is in place next march/april I will not be sending any income taxes to Ottawa. I hope all concerned citizens will take whatever actions they seem fitting.

Anonymous said...

That Boag states that this is a big step forward tonight... just makes it a little bit more obvious who leads him around by the leash...

marc in calgary.

Rich said...

Fife on CTV reports that Dion is still pushing back regarding being PM.
Also he says there will be an economic council to reassure business & the public that the economic 'plans' will be sound and to provide leadership.
Members will be Romano, McKenna, Manley, & MARTIN.