Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In Small, Unmarked Bills...

The Bloc names its price.

My unwavering belief that we shall not have an election until 2012 is starting to waver.


doconnor said...

The NDP got 4.6 billion to support the budget in 2005. With inflation, 5 billion seems reasonable.

Omar said...

Every province should have a Bloc party. Why should just Quebeckors have all the blackmailing fun? I want 10 billion for NS! Because, um, lobster prices are too low!! Yeah, that's the ticket.

Tof KW said...

There's an idea. The bulk of the House of Commons would be filled with 10 different regional parties, with the CPC and LPC holding about 2-dozen each. Budget day would then be reminiscent of Lets Make a Deal.

Of course, all you would need is the support of the Bloc Quebecois and the Trillium Alliance, since they combined would hold the majority of ridings. Ya, I'm sure the west would be fine with that.

R. G. Harvie said...

I agree totally Omar.. and I actually tried to solicit their approval to run as a candidate in Alberta:

Their response:

On behalf of Gilles Duceppe, Member for Laurier—Sainte-Marie and Leader of the Bloc Quebecois, we acknowledge receipt of you for your e mail of November 10, 2008. We thank you for having taken the time to write to us and appreciate your interest in the Bloc Québécois.

One of the fundamental reasons for the existence of the Bloc Québécois is to promote sovereignty for Quebec among Quebeckers. Until Quebeckers choose this option, the Bloc Québécois is working to increase awareness of the merits of its approach and is defending Quebec’s interests in Ottawa at all times. In fact, some 40% of Quebeckers are counting on the party to be their voice in the federal arena. For this reason, I am sure you can understand that the party cannot offer national representation while at the same time fulfilling its mandate.

You may be assured that the representatives of the Bloc Québécois will always act responsibly and with the utmost respect for Canada as a nation and in Quebec's best interests.


Anne Allard
Correspondence Coordinator Assistant
Office of the Leader of the Bloc Québécois

bigcitylib said...


Very nice. I may use that.

Incidentally, as a real Albertan feel free to pitch in on anything vaguely related. Also let me know if you write anything on post Stelmach Alta back at your place. I suppose Morton will get the crown, but I'd love to hear if x-PCs now WAPers try to crash the party. My dream scenario is Chandler backs a PC candidate.

Cherniak_WTF said...
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Cherniak_WTF said...

Poor R. G. Harvie , he seems oblivious that there is already is a party that cares only about Alberta - it's called the Harpercons....