What is the role of the Governor General?

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The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.
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kompili wrote:The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.



I smell another plot a brewin'.
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kompili wrote:The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.


Isn't everything the gov't doing is a game to keep the commoners in line?
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Captain Awesome wrote:
kompili wrote:The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.


Isn't everything the gov't doing is a game to keep the commoners in line?



Don't we elect those we chose to govern us?
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mtnman1 wrote:
Captain Awesome wrote:
kompili wrote:The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.


Isn't everything the gov't doing is a game to keep the commoners in line?


Don't we elect those we chose to govern us?


You're so naive. There's three real branches of our gov't - Military, Corporate, and Hollywood. None of our elected leaders have anything to do with them!
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mtnman1 wrote:
Captain Awesome wrote:
kompili wrote:The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.


Isn't everything the gov't doing is a game to keep the commoners in line?



Don't we elect those we chose to govern us?


The vote is what they give the commoners to keep them happy, then they stack the deck on election day. But I bet you feel all warm and fuzzy all over after voting. Don't you?
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kompili wrote:
mtnman1 wrote:
Captain Awesome wrote:
kompili wrote:The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.


Isn't everything the gov't doing is a game to keep the commoners in line?



Don't we elect those we chose to govern us?


The vote is what they give the commoners to keep them happy, then they stack the deck on election day. But I bet you feel all warm and fuzzy all over after voting. Don't you?


If I don't vote, I don't have the right to complain about the government.
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dandynick5 wrote:
kompili wrote:
mtnman1 wrote:
Captain Awesome wrote:
kompili wrote:The whole thing is a game to keep the commoners in line.


Isn't everything the gov't doing is a game to keep the commoners in line?



Don't we elect those we chose to govern us?


The vote is what they give the commoners to keep them happy, then they stack the deck on election day. But I bet you feel all warm and fuzzy all over after voting. Don't you?


If I don't vote, I don't have the right to complain about the government.


That is a lie they feed you to make you responsible for what ever they do. I don't vote to show that they have no support from me. If no one voted, things would change real fast.
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kompili wrote: If no one voted, things would change real fast.


:coffeecanuck: :dyinglaughing:
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steven lloyd wrote:
kompili wrote: If no one voted, things would change real fast.


:coffeecanuck: :dyinglaughing:



Then we'd have a dictatorship for certain.
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Some interesting information emerging related to the attempted coalition, and particularly Jack Layton...

Bye-bye coalitions?

Excerpts:

""Brian Topp has written an insider’s account of the coalition near-crisis of 2008 —and what a tale it is."

"Not surprisingly, most of the juicier anecdotes in the book concern the Liberals: Bob Rae initially keeping his head down, in order not to re-awaken memories of his accord with David Peterson and subsequent term as premier of Ontario; like Michael Ignatieff, his principal objective was to replace Stéphane Dion. Marlene Jennings explaining that Mr. Dion would not be able to offer the NDP cabinet seats — as was the original understanding "

""Moreover, though a draft of the book was read by members of Mr. Topp’s “tribe,” the final product is not completely scrubbed of material unhelpful to coalition proponents. We learn, for example, that Stephen Harper had not discussed formation of a coalition government with the opposition parties in 2004, as many claim; their letter to the Governor-General was about “sending the minority Liberal government [of Paul Martin] a message that it was going to have to govern in consultation with the Opposition parties.” Later on, when Mr. Duceppe explained that Mr. Harper would be prime minister of a coalition government, Mr. Layton “withdrew from the three-party group.”"

"How We Almost Gave the Tories the Boot is full of other surprises, even for those who closely followed the saga. Personally, I did not appreciate at the time the role played by NDP and Liberal “elders” — at one point, Mr. Romanow even suggested that Jean Chrétien, not Mr. Dion, serve as interim prime minister of the coalition government. But the greatest surprise was that Liberals and New Democrats were already informally exploring the possibility of a coalition government prior to the 2008 election."

"Among other things, this revelation puts paid to the notion that the new party financing rules included in the Conservatives’ fiscal update — which Mr. Topp refers to as a “coup” — were responsible for the explosion. Rather, Mr. Harper’s huge blunder, which united the left, gave Jack Layton the opportunity he’d been thinking about since becoming leader." (Edit note: That would be January, 2003, prior to the minority Paul Martin Liberal Government, and when Jean Chretien was still Liberal leader)

""In the end, as we know, the coalition failed, mostly due to mistakes that Mr. Harper ruthlessly seized upon to win the battle of public opinion outside Quebec. To his credit, Mr. Topp accepts his share of the blame, but one wonders whether a misunderstanding of the Saskatchewan precedent both by him and by his colleagues contributed to the failure. While few doubt the constitutionality, legality and legitimacy of the Romanow coalition, or that it provided stable government, the 2008 attempt — labeled a “coup” by the Economist magazine — was seen by most Canadians outside Quebec as illegitimate.""

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/pol ... le1465937/
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