It's probably safe to assume the Governor-General will not be stopping by here this morning. But just in case she does, and is one of those people who agrees with the last thing she read, I'll quickly say my piece lest there be any misunderstandings. Yes, I think Stephane Dion undermined his cause yesterday. And that the Liberals, at least, would be best served if she gave them a month to rethink whether they want to put him in the Prime Minister's Office. I'm still well open to the possibility that as much as he's effectively forfeited his right to govern, the country would be better served with Stephen Harper continuing to run it than with Dion. None of that should affect Mme. Jean's decision, though. Parliament has lost confidence in the Prime Minister. It's clear that, for the foreseeable future, it would have confidence in a coalition of Liberals and New Democrats. That's parliamentary democracy, and Stephen Harper should not be able to run away from it. His request to prorogue Parliament should be denied.
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