Another government bites the dust; this time the conservative government of Canada

This just breaking.  The current minority government of the Tory Party of Canada has fallen.  The Tory party is politically conservative and led by Stephen Harper.  His party has held onto power for many years now.  They just lost power and snap elections have been called. 

There you have it: a bloodless revolution.  As far as Canada is concerned, the new government will probably be worse than the old. Via Globe and Mail:
Early Friday afternoon, 156 opposition MPs – all of the Liberals, New Democrats and Bloquistes present in the House of Commons – rose to support a motion of no-confidence.

It was also a motion that declared the government to be in contempt of Parliament for its refusal to share information that opposition members said they needed to properly assess legislation put before them.

Shortly after 10 a.m., the Liberal Leader rose to “inform the House that the official opposition has lost confidence in the government.”

For the first time in Canadian history, he said, a committee of Parliament has found a government to be in contempt.

“We are the people’s representatives,” Mr. Ignatieff said. “When the government spends money, the people have a right to know what it is to be spent on. Parliament does not issue blank cheques.”


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