MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.
Separatist Coalition Seeks to Overturn the Will of Canadians
Six weeks after you made your choice at the polls.
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Four weeks after the Conservative Government with a larger, stronger mandate from voters was actually sworn into office.
Eight sitting days into the new Parliament.
One day after the opposition parties passed the Speech from the Throne, endorsing the Conservative Government’s agenda for the nation.
That’s when Jack Layton, Stéphane Dion and Gilles Duceppe said they’d seen enough of the Conservative Government in action to compel them to seize power by forming a coalition government.
The motivation behind these unprecedented events is NOT the economy. Rather, it’s an attempt to circumvent the will of the people.
We now know for certain that Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe had been secretly plotting to disregard and overturn the choice of Canadian voters almost immediately after Election Day. No one is certain how much Stéphane Dion was involved in the early days of their scheming, yet it may explain his stubborn reluctance to step down as Liberal leader despite demands for his immediate resignation by his own party.
The opposition is certainly within its rights to express its lack of confidence in the Government. However, it’s undemocratic to overrule the choice of Canadians in a matter of days.
Is it any wonder voter apathy is at an all-time high? During the October election, disillusioned Canadians pondered, “Why should I vote? What difference will it make?” Apparently your vote means nothing to Layton, Dion and Duceppe.
The coalition would include in a major economic portfolio Jack Layton, who has always been very clear about his intent to raise taxes and spend billions.
He’ll be propped up by the Bloc Quebecois which dedicates its very existence to the destruction of our nation. Coalition “leader” Stéphane Dion led the Liberal Party to its lowest voter share since Confederation!
Our Economic and Fiscal Update was a signal to Canadians that as they’re tightening their belts, so would their elected representatives. The opposition parties obviously weren’t willing to give up their three-year-old Liberal-introduced taxpayer subsidy. The withdrawal of that proposal has not changed their minds about seizing power.
When it comes to the economy, our Government has been ahead of the curve all along. We anticipated the global economic slowdown and moved early to cut job-killing taxes. Thanks to our tax cuts, Canadians have kept billions more of their hard-earned dollars to inject into the economy as they see fit.
We’re also injecting billions to build roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. Our $1-Billion Community Development Trust is specifically designed to assist industries and communities in peril, such as the forest sector and towns like Mackenzie.
We’re protecting Canada’s banking system and the credit markets by injecting tens of billions of dollars in liquidity to ensure families and businesses can get the loans and mortgages they need.
Yes, Canada is struggling in the midst of worldwide turmoil. Yet our economy, unlike many around the world, is still moving. Retail sales are actually up. And prior to the opposition’s antics, the TSX had just finished six consecutive days of gains totalling 20 percent. That’s your stocks, mutual funds, RRSPs and RRIFs. What’s more, our GDP actually grew by 1.3 percent in the third quarter.
Many residents of Prince George-Peace River are forcefully expressing their refusal to accept this plot by the opposition parties. I’ve received thousands of emails and phone calls asking how they can stop it. Protest rallies are being planned by average Canadians across the country because they fear for the future of Canada under a Liberal-NDP-Separatist coalition. They fear for our democracy.