Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Prime Minister Jack Layton

I note from my morning's Globe & Mail that the Liberals and the New Democractic Party have struck a deal under which there will be $4.6 billion in new spending on NDP initiatives. With this deal Jack Layton has become the defacto Prime Minister of Canada and the leader of our new governing party with only 19 seats in the House of Commons. This is an amazing feat for any politician.

It's been clear for some time that Paul Dithers wasn't up to the top job, but most Canadians thought we'd be allowed to decide on a change of our government through a general election. Not so. Jack Layton is now the boss. Enjoy!


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