It seems to me that every day since Stephane Dion became the Liberal leader, the media has asked the question, 'Are we going to have an election?' or 'When are we going to have an election?'.
It shows an incredible lack of intellect, imo, not to be addressing the real issues that are affecting this government, parliament and the country. Harper has been on a campaign since Dion won and due to ridiculous manuevering, proroguing etc., hasn't even passed much of what they campaigned on during the last election. It's ridiculous really. This country has been on hold frankly since Harper came to office and the media seem just fine with that. They seem more interested in the soap opera aspects of what goes on in Ottawa than what is of importance.
My honest guess is that Canadians have not followed all the nonsense that we who watch see, but at the same time, nor have not been served by the paucity of real information that media provides. There are examples of course of media who do speak to real issues.
Susan Delacourt not that long ago on Politics had the courage to say that Harper's government doesn't tell the truth. That was a true and powerful statement that few have had the honesty or temerity to say. When you look at Harper's record, his platform, in spite of the Con's telling us a fairy story, he and his team have been lying about accomplishments and lying about the opposition.
So, here we are. CTV, that terrible left leaning, (cough), media, is telling us once again that Harper is manufacturing his governments fall. Anyone with 2 brain cells knows that has been going for some time and indeed perhaps because of reports that Dion is putting pressure on the Party to pull the plug, it may happen.
I'm still of the mind that keeping Harper on the hot seat reveals his weaknesses but if it's not being reported properly, perhaps the time has come to have Liberals appear in prime time, uninterrupted, to get some truth out. Elections tend to do that. Con's, Harper and all the press obviously on the right express distortions of the man and perhaps it is time to present the real deal. It is becoming tiring to be honest.
That said, the more vindictive part of me would love to see the Con's spend ton's of money to gear up for an election, only to have Dion not capitulate.
What say you?