The Angus Reid public opinion poll released Thursday found that 53 per cent of Canadians disagreed with Harper’s decision to prorogue Parliament, despite the Prime Minister’s insistence it was a routine constitutional matter.
Even more than half of the Conservative supporters surveyed said they opposed the decision, while 46 per cent agreed with it.
By: mpe on 一月 7, 2010 at 2:06 下午
By: 比條路行下 on 一月 7, 2010 at 3:37 下午
Tory won’t run — this time
John Tory cited personal reasons for his decision not to make a second run for the Toronto mayor’s job.
Tory spoke at a press conference Thursday afternoon, saying the decision was personal, realizing that there are many ways for him to make a contribution to public life.
Britain’s prestigious The Economist has joined almost 90,000 Canadians telling prime Stephen Harper he’s gone too far shutting down parliament to suit his own needs.
The editorial likens Canadian ministers to hapless former U.S. president Gerald Ford “who could not walk and chew gum at the same time.”
Harper’s government, says the magazine, “cannot apparently cope with Parliament’s deliberations while dealing with the country’s economic troubles and the challenge of hosting the Winter Olympic games.”