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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Be Gone Dion

From The Hoss's Mouth

Oh, what a difference a week makes. Last week at this time, Hoss Cents Free Financial Money Magazine, posted information regarding a three party coalition made up of the Canadian Federal Liberal and NDP parties along with the separatist party Bloc Québécois. The head of this group was to be Liberal leader Stéphane Dion.


Their objective was to oust the Canadian Conservative party with a vote of no confidence. Then they were to ask the Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean to install this coalition as the official Canadian Government with Stéphane Dion the Prime Minister of Canada.

Today Mr. Dion is neither the Prime Minister of Canada nor is he the Leader of the Liberal Party. He was forced to resign as Leader of his party as a result of some clever strategic moves but the Conservative party and Dion's subsequent catastrophic nationally televised video tape.

The Conservative party out maneuvered the coalition. Prime Minister Harper, prior to the opposition being able to pass a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons, asked the Governor General to prorogue parliament until Jan 27, 2009. She agreed.

Mr. Harper and the Conservative party may have made a tactical mistake by not asking the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and set an election date. Numerous polls have indicated that the conservatives would have been returned with a majority government.

Not withstanding the fact that all Liberal members of the House of Commons signed a document in support of the coalition, it now appears the coalition is doomed as many of the Liberals have indicated they no longer support the alliance.

Michael Ignatieff appears the likely successor to Mr. Dion as Liberal Party Leader. Only time will tell if he turns out to be a superior leader than Mr. Dion. The Hoss predicts Mr. Ignatieff will not only ensure his party retreats from the coalition, but also claim it was a bad idea to begin with.

Ok, now for the important stuff. I can here you now, what is the Hoss doing writing about politics? This is supposed to be a financial money magazine. Well, let me put it this way, when the USA sneezes Canada gets the flu. In other words, given the current financial crisis in the good old US of A and the overall global economic situation, Canada cannot afford the current political turmoil and subsequent instability without our economy catching pneumonia.

Stay on track,

The Hoss

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