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BC bloggers mostly unhappy about prorogation

B.C.’s blogosphere has been fairly quiet in the hours since Prime Minister Harper stepped into the Ottawa sleet to announce his government will live at least until the end of January.

Most bloggers, however, aren’t happy about it.

Mike thinks the Liberals actually “escaped a land mine” by not being catapulted into government.

The Gazetteer was reduced to wordplay: “Sure hope you like bananas with your pierogies...because we are all Republicans now.”

Idealistic Pragmatist finds an interesting number in an early poll: While 53% of Albertans think the Conservatives should stay in power, 64.6% voted for them seven weeks ago. reminds us that before the last election, Harper consulted with all the other party leaders, including Gilles Duceppe, to see if they would be willing to work with him. So why, we’re asked, should he now object if those leaders can work with each other?

Still to come from the blogs: Some kind of analysis of the Tories’ demonization of Quebecers, their energetic misrepresentation of the nature of the coalition, and how Harper proposes to restore some kind of functioning relationship with the majority of MPs.

Hint: Think David Emerson times 12. A dozen defectors from the Liberals and New Democrats would give Harper a drop-dead majority.

Also still to come: Any forecast of what kind of Canada we’ll be living in 53 days from now on January 26.

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