So bloglandia is up in arms that the NDP could be bought off for a mere billion in EI funding and the BLOC is proudly bragging about delivering the Christmas turkey to Potvin et Bouchard. Sure at this level it makes it look like a seriously unholy troika of socialists, separatists, and reactionaries. Did you ever see such a beautiful union of the red, blue and white?
But that is all the surface. In fact the NDP and the BLOC just rendered the liberals (and themselves a huge service). Here is why. When the conservatives are toppled on a non-confidence motion and are forced to run in a general election it will be hard to argue, upon loosing that election, that relying on the support of the socialists and the separatists is somehow treasonous.
For you liberals who don’t see how good this is for every party save the conservatives just content yourselves that pay back is as they say a ….