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Comment Re:For me, this begs the question (Score 1) 169

Don't be ashamed of Canadians for this. Less than 24% of eligible Canadians actually voted for Harper's party. Blame the messed-up first-through-the-post system that allows 24% of the vote to equal a Majority, and blame the whole Confidence Vote bullshit for scaring MPs into voting for the party line lest they have to dissolve Parliament...again.

Comment Re:For me, this begs the question (Score 1) 169

Same sex-marriage is not a human right. It's also not the preview of the federal government. It's a provincial decision. In Canada, the provinces have in general more control over what's said and done than the feds.

Then why is it that it was the Supreme Court that ruled on it, and why is it that Harper put it to a vote (which he lost) in the federal Parliament in 2007?

Comment Re:Dammit People! (Score 1) 405

Still doesn't quite math out right. Harper still only got 39% of the vote, so the question remains the same---who's "WE"?!? Most people who bothered to vote voted AGAINST Harper, and he STILL got an absolute majority. Try to convince more people to vote under THOSE circumstances.

"Love your country but never trust its government." -- from a hand-painted road sign in central Pennsylvania