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And Canadians say politics is dull and boring!!
What happened?
A week of Calamity on the Hill
Setting the stage for the unfolding drama
The Play Begins
Act 1: Scene 1 – Te Government delivers its Economic and Fiscal Statement
Scene 2 - Opposition Parties Respond
Commentary - Brief summary of what was said
Scene 3 - The Media’s take on the Economic Statement
Act 2: Improvisation Takes Over – And all hell breaks loose
Commentary – Taking a time-out to reassess and reassemble
Act 4: Political Changes as the Dust Settled after prorogation
Scene 1 – Rallies for public opinion
Scene 2 - Liberals move to replace Dion
Scene 3 – Harper extends an invitation to ‘meet and cooperate’
Scene 4 – Other developments before the Christmas break
Act 5: Where does all this leave us?
Scene 2 – Who should be blamed for the ‘crisis on the Hill’?
Scene 3 – The opposition’s response
Commentary – An uneasy peace settles in on Parliament Hill
Dénouement
The Economic Crisis and Leadership
The Economic Bubble Bursts
Conservative Government’s Response
Conservative Government’s Economic Competence Questioned
Conclusions
The Political Crisis and Leadership
Just what is ‘politics’ all about?
Reaction to the coalition
Aspects of the ‘political crisis’
Where has public opinion been in all this?
Summing up the ‘political crisis’
And now a ‘constitutional crisis’
Reaction to the Governor General and her decision
Concluding observations
What was said and done to create this ‘national unity crisis’?
How did the media and public react?
Examples of confusion and misrepresentation
Examples from the public`s statements
In uences on citizen’s knowledge about the society and political system 7
Stephen Harper’s Political Beliefs
Stephen Harper’s Formative Years: 4
Political Activism: 5
Media characterizations of Stephen Harper
Sources of Stephen Harper’s political views
Stephen Harper’s ‘political beliefs’
Stephen Harper’s vision for Canadian society
Stephen Harper’s Leadership Style
Stephen Harper’s Political ‘Modus Operandi’
Stephen Harper as Master Strategist
Stephen Harper as Master Stumbler
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8 Days of crisis on the Hill; Political blip...or Stephen Harper's Revolution Derailed?

8 Days of crisis on the Hill; Political blip...or Stephen Harper's Revolution Derailed?

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Whew!! What a week that was as Canadians went from being the ‘peaceable kingdom’ talking about the need for cooperation and consultation to what many described as ‘a full blown national crisis’. The Prime Minister and Conservative Government had turned an ‘economic crisis’ into a ‘political crisis’, then a ‘constitutional crisis’. And if that wasn’t enough of a week’s work, the Prime Minister managed to also turn it into a ‘crisis of national unity’.

And some say Canadian politics and politicians are boring!!!!!

Accusations of “traitor”, “coup d’état”, “illegitimate”, “undemocratic”; “loss of confidence”, “loss of trust”, “socialist”, “separatist”, and “deals with the devil”, reverberated across the floor of the House of Commons.

Each of the ‘crisis’ that engulfed the Hill over those eight days had political consequences for those involved and for the parliamentary system. Stephen Harper may have survived to fight another day but in doing so he may have committed his most serious strategic error and will pay a heavy price for it over the next months and years.

It is my contention that he is as much a strategic stumbler as a master strategist, and, that his long term goal to make the Conservative party Canada’s ‘natural governing party’ and to move Canadian society to the right has been derailed.
Whew!! What a week that was as Canadians went from being the ‘peaceable kingdom’ talking about the need for cooperation and consultation to what many described as ‘a full blown national crisis’. The Prime Minister and Conservative Government had turned an ‘economic crisis’ into a ‘political crisis’, then a ‘constitutional crisis’. And if that wasn’t enough of a week’s work, the Prime Minister managed to also turn it into a ‘crisis of national unity’.

And some say Canadian politics and politicians are boring!!!!!

Accusations of “traitor”, “coup d’état”, “illegitimate”, “undemocratic”; “loss of confidence”, “loss of trust”, “socialist”, “separatist”, and “deals with the devil”, reverberated across the floor of the House of Commons.

Each of the ‘crisis’ that engulfed the Hill over those eight days had political consequences for those involved and for the parliamentary system. Stephen Harper may have survived to fight another day but in doing so he may have committed his most serious strategic error and will pay a heavy price for it over the next months and years.

It is my contention that he is as much a strategic stumbler as a master strategist, and, that his long term goal to make the Conservative party Canada’s ‘natural governing party’ and to move Canadian society to the right has been derailed.

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