Prime Minister Harper vowed to use all legal means at his disposal in order to stop the Liberal-NDP-Bloc coalition from taking power.
Canada’s government cannot enter into a power sharing coalition with a separatist party. At a time of global economic instability, Canada’s government must stand unequivocally for keeping the country together. At a time like this, a coalition with separatists cannot help Canada.
And the Oppostiion does not have the democratic right to impose a coalition they promised voters would never happen. The Opposition is attempting to impose this deal without your say, without your consent, and without your vote.
– Stephen Harper
There was controversy when the video response from coalition leader Stéphane Dion arrived late and out of focus.
We share the frustration Canadians have about the political crisis that has been allowed to take prominence over the more important economic challenges we face. Elsewhere in the world, leaders are working to cope with the recession, to bring forward the kinds of investments that will help their people and their economies. Politicians are working together elsewhere in the world, rivals are working together. Why not in Canada?
Mr. Harper’s solution is to extend that crisis by avoiding a simple vote, by suspending Parliament and continuing the confussion. We offer a better way. We say settle it now, and lets get to work on the people’s business.
– Stéphane Dion