In 2006, Steven Harper led the Conservatives to a minority government, defeating Paul Marin’s Liberals. The Bloq retained most of it’s seats and the NDP strengthened it’s fourth place position. Canadians had given Harper and the Conservatives a chance to govern and wanted to see what they could do.
In 2008, Stéphane Dion was the new leader of the Liberal party and it became an obsession for him to force and election so that he could try his luck at becoming Prime Minister.
Once again, the Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, win a minority, defeating Stéphane Dion’s Liberals by larger margins than the 2006 federal election. The BQ loses two seats; the NDP significantly improve their fourth-place position by taking several Liberal seats. Canadians have once again sated that they want the Harper government to lead the country.
And so here we are in 2009 and the Liberal Party has a new leader in Michael Ignatieff. A leader who left Canada for decades to seek his fortune and make his mark, returns to Canada and says “Make me Your Leader”. Ignatieff has declared “the Liberal Party of Canada can not support this government any longer”. He is about to attempt to force an election that nobody wants.
Canadians have made a choice as to who they want leading this country through this financial crisis …. twice. The opposition, under Ignatieff, should do their job and honor the choice of Canadians, while focusing their attention on helping Canadians get through the current times.
But, it’s Not About You ………….. It’s About Him!