Friday, January 8, 2010

The world is watching, Canada...

... and increasingly often, they don't like what they see. Most recently, the Economist has an article on Harper's decision to prorogue Parliament. Nothing really new here, but it shows how the Harper government appears to international observers.

Happily, Canadians don't seem too happy with the latest Conservative shenanigans either:
Canadians following Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to prorogue Parliament were nearly twice as likely to oppose the move as favour it, an EKOS poll suggests.

The poll, released exclusively to CBC News on Thursday, found the majority of Canadians surveyed — 67 per cent — are at least somewhat aware of Harper's decision to prorogue, or shut down, Parliament until March.

Of those who were aware of the decision, 58 per cent opposed the move, the poll found. By comparison, 31 per cent of those polled supported the move. Opposition to the decision was highest among Liberal and NDP supporters and those with a university education.

"The initial evidence is that Canadians are indeed paying attention to the issue of prorogation, and they don't like it," said EKOS President Frank Graves.

Source. At this rate, the Cons could find themselves out of office sooner than they might think.

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