Harper’s attempt to threaten his way to a majority reveals his true nature

During the English-language leaders debate Mr. Harper stated that we will likely have another election soon, if he is not given a majority government.

During the English-language leaders debate Mr. Harper stated that we will likely have another election soon, if he is not given a majority government.

This can be perceived as a threat from him to the Canadian public. It also illustrates his unwillingness to negotiate with other parties.

If Mr. Harper is elected with a majority government it is highly unlikely that it will be by a majority of the popular vote. (Conservative popular vote was just 38 per cent in the 2008 election).

If a majority government is formed with a minority of the votes no one will gain. The will of a minority imposed upon the majority will only destabilize an already bad situation.

Canada is a country with a great diversity of views and opinions. Our diversity is our strength and through reasoned discussion and debate we can arrive at a direction for Canada that respects all Canadians.

Dave Carter

Castlegar

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