"I know. We’re going for a ride."
Looks like this week my country’s going to be in the hands of this 52 year old Haitian immigrant (picture credit at the Wikipedia link) …
… who also happens to be the Dominion’s ceremonial Head of State.
Wow! This picture says it all (credit to CP in the story that follows)
"Dion to lead Liberal-NDP coalition, Liberals confirm — PM: Dion ‘playing biggest political game in Canadian history’ ", CBC, December 1, 2008. [that’s 150 incoming links from the Mother Corp and counting — thanks guys!]
Ignatieff, who is the front-runner to succeed Dion in an upcoming leadership convention, said the three were "at one" in believing "the only leader who can lead us in this context is the duly elected leader of the Liberal party."
It’s a long story, but if you want to follow the action this week, you might want to keep an eye on this page. The back-story is Byzantine, but here’s a start. These issues aren’t nearly as trivial as they appear.
"Conservatives to deliver early budget: Tories back down on plan to ban public service strikes", CBC, November 30, 2008.
The Conservative government moved up the federal budget date and scrapped a second element of its economic update Sunday in a bid to stave off opposition efforts to take power with a Liberal-NDP coalition.