‘Democratic right’

“And the Opposition does not have the democratic right to impose a coalition with the separatists they promised voters would never happen.”

From Stephen Harper’s remarks tonight.

Is that fundamentally correct? Is there anything in our democracy or rules of Parliament that bars such a thing as this coalition from going forward?


Let’s rephrase that. Shouldn’t have used the L-word. It’s too loaded and implies an accusation that was not intended. A year of watching Question Period should have taught me how poorly we are served by the careless use of language. Apologies.

The questions above are asked honestly out of legitimate confusion. I actually tend to agree there’s a way to read that sentence as not incorrect.

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