We enjoyed a snowstorm overnight. We have had nearly a foot of snow
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This is the road in front of my house. It was just getting light as Heidi and I enjoyed the morning air.
These are my first footprint on my path to the shed. At one point there was a drift that was up to mid thigh on me. It was here that I just had to fall. Fortunately, I did not spill the pig feed. it was a struggle to get to my feet.
Looking back toward the house. Remember Dave's raised garden? I love the blue colour of the morning light.
Later in the day, a view from the house toward the shed.
With regard to my previous post. It seems the train has left the station. The opposition parties have formally formed a coalition, developed a program and decided how to divide up the cabinet seats. Canada's parliament is in historic territory as the minority government may be replaced through a" vote of no confidence". It will be next week that the opportunity for the vote will come up. In the meantime, the coalition partners have sent a letter to Governor General Michaele Jean explaining what they have done and explained their program. They informed her that they are available to become the government when the Conservative government of Stephen Harper is defeated. It seems their is little the Conservatives can do about it. They tried making some side issue concessions to no avail. The opposition just believe the Conservatives are not doing all they should to ward off the recession.
The Conservatives might try to prorogue parliament to gain some breathing space and give the Opposition time to have a change of heart but just elected as the government (no legislative business has happened ) the Governor General agreeing to prorogue parliament is unlikely. Parliament is prorogued normally after a legislative session when the program set forth in a throne speech is largely completed.
What happens now is up to the Governor General. She can agree to call an election or ask the coalition to form the government. So in a week or do Stephane Dion of the Liberal Party will be the new Prime Minister, just two months after the election of the Conservatives. ( They won the election with 36% of the vote. Actually, the combined opposition parties, with 64% of the vote more accurate represent the majority.
If the government is defeated with a vote of no confidence it will be a harsh judgement on Stephen Harper. As a minority government his Conservatives should have found a way of cooperating with the opposition (or at least keep them divided). His arrogant style, right wing ideological program and unwillingness to compromise, offended too many of his fellow parliamentarians.
On a snowy day, this political drama was interesting to watch on TV, particularly the question period as the opposition harangued the government. . . . . . . .seemed to have a good time doing it!