Most Canadians have had enough of Harper -- a prime minister interested only in benefits for his party supporters -- who put his own interest in holding office ahead of the public interest.
A roundup of the highlights from the Blogs this week
There is mounting speculation that a Liberal-NDP coalition government could be the outcome of the federal election. What could a coalition government mean for the Trans Mountain pipeline project?
David J. Climenhaga
The effort of the Manning Centre is clearly designed to move Canada's conservatives, and by extension the country, much farther to the market-fundamentalist right.
In 2008, Conservatives got twice as many votes as the NDP -- 5,204,468 to 2,516,935 -- but almost four times as many seats. They did not 'win' the last two elections: they just lost them less badly.
In the event the Harper government fails to achieve a majority but wins the most seats, the opposition members of parliament must join together, and vote to bring down his government.
Harper's determined efforts to demonize the notion of a coalition has helped push it off the agenda, even though coalitions are perfectly legitimate.
A group of citizens have formed Canadians for Coalition to educate the public on the validity of coalition governments, and encourage the Liberals and NDP to consider this option.
This afternoon, a House of Commons vote of non-confidence in the Harper Conservative government passed and we now appear headed for a May 2 election.
Harper's greatest fear is the other parties working together.