In the run-up to today's the confidence vote in Ottawa on the third Martin government elected just two weeks, a surprise move was made today by Cleatus Morris, Deputy First Minister Designate of the Tantrama City Provisional Government.
Announcing he was joining the Opposition at this important moment in time, Morris indicated that his decision was in anticipation of the election of the Conservative Party in Ottawa and "the need to ensure a friendly face was in regional office when the new party "gots control of the purse strings and the plans for the Morris...err...Tidnish to Minas canal."
When contacted in Ottawa, remaining Conservative Party of Canada co-leader Peter Mackay said - "who?" Morris later told the CBC that he spoke with former PM Brian Mulroney today to discuss her move. "Byron said to me, 'I’m your friend. . . I support you as a friend,'" he said. Mulroney was not available for comment other than to ask through his spokesperson - "who?"
Hastily Gathered Press Conference
First Minister Designate of the Tantrama City Provisional Government, John McDonald MacKay Archibald, expressed surprise at a hastily gathered press conference for no greater reason, he said, than there was
"...no friggin' Opposition to jump to, the boneheaded numbskull. The Tantrama City Provisional Government is entirely appointed and temporary awaiting the Order in Council establishing the time-line for unification of the Maritime Provinces and the affirmation of Tantrama City as the new capital for the new province."FMD Archibald, below right, suggested he would meet with DFMD Morris later today to clarify the situation, adding "he knows he isn't supposed to have that second mug of tea."
Rumours have been reported that should the Martin government actually fall, as nearly occurred back in 2005, there might be a challenge to the system of regional apppointments to the Provisional Government, especially after the recent string of office creations including those of Assistant Deputy First Minister Designate Mrs. Mary MacKay Archibald Morris; Minister of ACOA Relations and Random Infrastructure Development Designate "Little Cousin" Kenny Archibald MacKay Morris; as well as First Air Marshall and SlingTide Project Comptroller Designate "Wee Andy" Andrew Archibald MacKay Morris, by his guardian ad litem Cleatus Morris, Deputy First Minister Designate.