Parliamentary Death Watch: Thursday Edition
-The GG has been grounded and will not be going to Beijing for the Paralympics. Sure, sure, everyone assumes this is so Harper can call an election but, really, isn't it just part of his greater ploy to destroy our relationship with China?
-Harpers aims to crush Liberals. Well, duh. Isn't that the point? I actually agree with Flanagan's theory completely, however I'm not sure how a September 5th election call facilitates crushing the Liberals better than a September 15th one would? But, yeah, Flanagan is right - Harper wants to crush the Liberals and, given the fundraising gap between the two, he's en route to doing that.
-Oh, and while the Guelph by election will soon be irrelevant, this is a pretty funky political map of the riding.