epiphani writes "While politics threads here on Slashdot are rare in themselves, Canadian politics are even less common. But in Canada this week, a truly interesting situations has developed that could see the current sitting government removed and replaced by a coalition of the opposition parties. In the Canadian parliamentary system, we elect a local representative to the house, and those representatives are generally associated to a specific party. The party with the most seats (not necessarily a majority of the seats) then forms the Government. In the current case, a minority of the seats were won in an election about six weeks ago by the Conservative party. The three remaining opposition parties have now presented an arrangement that would see them form the Government, after an economic update provided by the Conservatives caused a significant stir — leading to a vote of confidence next Monday. This presents a large challenge, constitutionally, to Canada. The Governor General, the unelected representative of the Queen in Canada, will be making a decision that will dictate the next steps — coalition government or another election after such a short period. This has never before happened. How does the Canadian Slashdot contingent view this situation?"