why do people think this is so exciting? OMG THE LIBERALS/NDP/BLOC TOTALLY HAD THE VOTE WHEN THE CONSERVATIVES WERE SHORT. what did you think they were going to do, have it when they themselves were short? ha.
why do people think this is so sleazy? maybe the conservative party whip desk should brush up on their parliamentary procedure, because canada isnt actually a fascist state despite martins fanatical will to maintain power. its all there in montpetit & marleau. shame on the conservative whip desk staff, i guess.
the one thing that is semi-offensive here is that they had the vote very late on a friday evening. western/northern/nfld mp's tend to head home a bit earlier than the rest of them. the ontario/quebec folk can take the train, and maritimers benefit from all those direct ottawa-halifax flights. if the mp's who are far away from ottawa want to maintain anything close to a constituency presence, they have to duck out earlier.
but the conservatives havent brought that up yet. theyre too busy saying words like "separatist" and "socialist" to describe a watered-down nationalist protest party and a watered-down social democrat party. like its 1950 or something.
another thing thats annoying is calling this "the ndp budget" due to that ndp budget amendment. thats like me letting my 5-year-old cousin tell everyone she cooked the pasta because i let her crush the garlic.