So, as you probably heard, Uncle Steve managed to stave off the inevitable till mid-January:
Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean has granted a request from Stephen Harper to suspend Parliament until late next month, the prime minister announced on Thursday, a move that avoids a confidence vote set for Monday that could have toppled his minority government.
“Following my advice, the Governor General has agreed to prorogue Parliament,” Harper said outside Rideau Hall after a 2½-hour meeting with Jean.
“When Parliament resumes Jan. 26, the first order of business will be the presentation of a federal budget.”
Monday’s no-confidence vote could have precipitated the rise of a proposed Liberal-NDP coalition, supported by the Bloc Québécois or it could have resulted in another election, depending on the Governor General’s response.
But the decision to suspend Parliament — made after Jean cut short a two-week trip to Europe — only gives the Tories a reprieve until Jan. 26, when they plan to table a budget, which would be a confidence vote, as all money bills are.
In the interim, the Tories will continue to wage a public relations blitz against the Liberal-NDP coalition.
Steve pulls the fire alarm and walks into the exam he knows he’s going to fail.
GG says it’s ok and grants him an eight week extension on his separatists and socialists topic.
Man, it’s like election time all over again–only now people actually give a shit about the outcome (too bad we can’t cast a vote on the matter.)