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Simple answers to Complex Questions and Complex Answers to Simple Questions. In real life, I'm a Greater-Toronto (Canada) Realtor with RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd, Brokerage. I first joined RE/MAX in 1983 and was first Registered to Trade in Real Estate in Ontario in 1974. Formerly known as "Two-Finger Ramblings of a Forensic Acuitant turned Community Synthesizer"

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Who are the Governor General's Advisors? - what if She missteps? (again)--Elect the Governor General

In your opinion does the charming and lovely individual currently occupying the Office of Governor General possess the Mandate and consumer confidence to make a "proper" decision on the Coalition/Minority Government mess?

I maintain that Her decision in September 08 was a mis-interpretation of the King-Byng precedent.

Please take a moment to consider:
a) If it's proper, legal, and good that She entertain the Opposition Leaders of the House, to ascertain if a gov't-in-waiting exists at this time, why did She not do the same thing in September? (when Mr Harper admitted that he no longer had the patience, ability and/or fortitude to proceed in minority, despite the provisions of his own fixed election date legislation)
b) In 1926 the Official Opposition actually held MORE SEATS than the Minority PM Mr King?

Who (so poorly) advised Her in September? and who is advising Her now?

If the decision is a poor one (only time will tell) what remedies would Canadians have available to ensure it doesn't happen thrice?

ELECT the Next Governor General!!


Video on this topic from London By-election - except I was without a 'proof-watcher' (and the technician wasn't responsible for following the lucidity of my content) so as a result the last two words are mis-spoken.
Tape says "GovGen can countermand the Gov-Gen" and of course that should be "Gov Gen can countermand the Prime Minister"

May we hope that the silver lining of this Minority vs Coalition debacle will that public attention can be focussed on the method of selecting the next person to be recommended to the Queen as holder of Canada's greatest office, our TRUE Executive Head & National Leader - the Governor General.

If the GovGen was atop the Canadian power totem, all this wrangling in the lowest order of gov't would be minor details in the running of the country - barely needing the attention of the press and/or our Constitutionally empowered Executive.The partisan 'leadership' of the biggest bunch of charlatans in the elected assembly WAS NEVER intended to run Canada.

My preference is for that person to be found by a popular election held simultaneous with every-other General Election, with the term of Office to start 365 days after the House returns (Since any Citizen could run, a single-transferable ballot system -asking voters for their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc choices all at once - would be the only way to get even a 50% result).

IMHO only by electing the GG can we hope to have an Officeholder with the mandate to return our bastardized-by MacKenzie-King/too-much-PMO/PCO-power government system to the supremely-suitable and wonderfully-crafted, as-written format described in 1867. Perhaps you'd like to read the Plain Language Version of it

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