“While we have been working on the economy, the Opposition has been working on a backroom deal to overturn the results of the last election without seeking the consent of voters,” Harper said. “They want to take power, not earn it.
So says Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
Of course, if the will of the voters had really been for him to govern they would have given the Conservatives a majority. Given they did not get that majority, a coalition government is hardly undemocratic! This quote is from this story here. According to this bit of good news, there is a real possibility of a coalition between the Liberals and the NDP.
I urge all Canadians who care about global warming issues or dislike Harper for other reasons (there are many) to sign the letter linked to from that article urging the opposition leaders to come to an agreement.
[update: it is of course Stephen Harper, not Paul, as mentioned in the comments. How embarrassing…and I am a Canadian, too! I typed that in too much of a hurry.]