“Rather parliamentary democracy than a dictatorship of one,” writes contributor

The Editor,

Doesn’t Stephen Harper get it?

“If we do not get a majority, the Liberals, the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois will combine and they will form a government … If we do not win a majority, this country will have a Liberal government propped up by the socialists and the separatists,” Stephen Harper said in Sudbury, where Progressive Conservative Stephen Butcher was bumped as the last Tory candidate in favour of an evangelical Reformer after running as a Conservative in 2004. The snubbed Stephen Butcher ran as a Progressive Canadian in 2006.

But “socialists and separatists”? There is more to fear from the neocon-continentalists who got us into this mess in the first place. The last time Harper tried this failed gambit he had to beg the Governor-General to prorogue Parliament to save his party and his leadership. He cares not for the country.

Rather a coalition compromise than ideological intolerance; rather parliamentary democracy than a dictatorship of one.

Brian Marlatt

White Rock, B.C.

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