Perhaps you have been watching the news and have heard the rumours. The Government of Canada spiraling into the nether-regions of obscure democratic process and is standing on the brink of something rather historic. And no matter, from whichever side of that particular chasm of political upheaval you throw your tomatoes, the results are promising to be exciting.
So, fine. You are not a political junkie. You can’t be bothered to follow the musings of our small-stature democracy. Go read something else. What do you care that a fragile minority government gambled its fortunes on a minor political gambit, tossed the entire pot on a pair of tens, and the other three players and posing themselves to call the bluff? Huh?
But it is curious to see the arguments being rallied against this process. “It’s not democratic!” or “It’s a coup!” or “These are backroom deals!” Folks, this is democracy at its finest. Thirty eight percent of an underwhelming voter turnout chose the current government. This is how the other half (plus) replies to that, particularly when the other half is so fed up they actually decide to work together. Nice.