May 2, 2011

New Coalition Accord Needed?

"An Accord on a Cooperative Government to Address the Present Economic Crisis" was signed by the Liberals and NDP on December 1, 2008 and runs through until June 30, 2011. In this Coalition Accord, the following prime minister and cabinet appointments are specified, quote:
  • The Prime Minister will be the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
  • The Minister of Finance will be appointed from the Liberal caucus.

  • The cabinet will be composed of 24 ministers plus the Prime Minister.

  • Eighteen of these ministers will be appointed from within the Liberal caucus.

  • Six of these ministers will be appointed from within the NDP caucus, plus six Parliamentary Secretaries, sworn in as Privy Councillors, will also be named from the NDP caucus. In the event the Prime Minister chooses to appoint a larger cabinet, the NDP proportion will be maintained.

  • The specifics of these cabinet appointments will be made by the Prime Minister in appropriate consultation with the Leader of the NDP.
With all polls suggesting the NDP might be the Official Opposition, I wonder how Jack feels about Michael Ignatieff as Prime Minister?

1 comment:

Fenris Badwulf said...

If Jack does well (as the polls indicate), Jack should be PM.

However, the liberals show a marked lack of talent in sharing power. They have been screwing over the NDP for some years (is there any body they have not sodomized?) and will not give this up. Does a vampire suck blood?

Unless Harper gets his majority, there will be some flesh eating.