Rick Mercer has it right!! Click here for his 101 on Civic Literacy and here for his excellent blog.
The Economist has published a scathing article Canada Without Parliament, Halted in Mid Debate and a devastating editorial Harper Goes Prorogue. It deals – in deep and depressing detail – with Mr. Harper’s iron-fisted manoeuvre – and notes the sleazy and cynical manner in which it was executed and what it calls Mr. Harper’s “naked self-interest”. This is the type of article we’re used to reading about other countries in The Economist – not about Canada. It is a measure of how far off track Stephen Harper is taking Canada from the time, just a few years ago under a Liberal Government, when the cover story of The Economist proclaimed to the world that `Canada Is Cool`, and lauded our national accomplishments and positive spirit.
Click here to read Michael Ignatieff’s excellent op-ed about how the Liberal Party feels about this prorogation, and what we plan on doing about it!!