Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a rare suspension of Parliament on Thursday, managing to avoid being ousted by opposition parties angry over the minority Conservative government's economic plans and an attempt to cut off party financing.A temporary parliamentary suspension in Canada is small change indeed compared to the constitutional crisis brewing in the United States should an ineligible person obtain the office of President. All eyes are on the United States Supreme Court tomorrow (Dec 5) to see if the justices will take on the eligibility issue concerning Barack Obama.
Governor General Michaelle Jean -- the representative of Queen Elizabeth, Canada's head of state -- agreed to Harper's request to shut down Parliament until Jan 26. Parliament was reconvened just weeks ago after the October 14 election.
Harper's request for suspension was unprecedented. No prime minister had asked for Parliament to be suspended to avoid a no confidence vote in the House of Commons.
From the Hillary and Me blog today:
The Supreme Court is now faced with a cancer, a malignancy gone wild, because so many government officials, policy makers, party officials and candidates have simply chosen to ignore the law, look the other way . . . do what they damn well pleased!To which I say, which law or part of the Constitution do we ignore next; the vote for women, or emancipation, or freedom of the press, or the right to bear arms? Which one do we ignore next? Which one?
See: The End of the Constitutional Republic by Alan Keyes
Also, Trashing the Constitution by Bob Parks
And, Hillary and Me
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