From the Toronto Star tonight, we learn that a hand from the dark past has reached out:
Stronach told the CBC that she spoke with Mulroney today to discuss her move. "Brian said to me, 'I’m your friend. . . I support you as a friend,'" she said. Mulroney was not available for comment....or he was speaking at a tone so low only whales could hear.
Update: Flippy flop flipping?
The Conservatives will vote in support of the federal budget but will still try to defeat the Liberal minority government on an amendment that proposes $4.6-billion in spending on housing and the environment, Tory Leader Stephen Harper announced Tuesday night.So there was a constitutional crisis that two non-politicians, non-lawyers, non-constitutional specialists (Coyne, Bliss) wept over but no one else (like the Opposition) acted on, there was a Parliamentary crisis which was so grave the Opposition really did nothing about it and there was a budgetary crisis of such a traumatic level with the government buying support through announcing non-stop new program spending that...the Opposition now supports it.
Why? Now, the flippy floppy Newfy Tories will not have to abstain on the budget and embarrass Harper...again... and now the three independents can all support the Grits with the NDP just on the housing and the environment spending - which the Bloc may join in in supporting as well - and the Parliament will go back to business and Harper will pretend he did something when all he did was usher in the beginning of his end by proving he has no idea how the government works.