The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Monday, January 30, 2006

The first of the Librano "chickens" comes home to roost...

.....and poop squarly on the tax-payer and Harper's sholder.

Aerospace giant Agusta-Westland recently filed the $1-billion claim for damages in Federal Court, alleging its EH-101 helicopter didn't win the competition to provide Canada's military with a maritime chopper because of political interference by the Liberal government.

Cancelling the EH-101 contract was one of the first things Chretien did when he came to power in the fall of 1993. At the time his government paid more than $470 million in cancellation fees to scuttle the deal. But in 1998 the Chretien government was embarrassed when the EH-101 was once again selected by the Canadian Forces as the best chopper for its search-and-rescue operations. Fifteen of those helicopters were bought for that role.

Agusta-Westland contends the Liberals designed the $5-billion program to buy 28 maritime helicopters in such a way as to prevent the selection of its EH-101 chopper.

In its statement of claim, Agusta-Westland contends the Liberal government wanted to ensure the EH-101 didn't win the Sea King replacement contract because it wanted to avoid political embarrassment. The firm alleges the Liberals were worried that if the EH-101 did win, the government would be accused of wasting hundreds of millions of dollars in cancelling the first deal.

In addition, Agusta-Westland alleges the government violated its own procurement rules by ignoring the extra costs of operating two different fleets of helicopters. Company officials say that since the military already operates the EH-101 for search-and-rescue missions it would have made financial sense, in terms of training and maintenance, to select the same chopper for its maritime operations

A scandal a day keeps the Libranos it sucks to be a Librano these days.

Friday, January 27, 2006

After Harper's thin blue line in Ottawa, whither Alberta?

I was asked recently if Harper's thin blue line will force me to take another look at the Alberta Alliance Party .

Short answer:
Not unless the party gets pragmatic about the need for reestablishing traditional provincial autonomy or independence if needed.

Expanded reasoning:
With no policy to challenge and disallow (regardless of what the politically co-opted SCC dictates) Ottawa incursions into provincial jurisdictions or a will to seek independence referendum where constitutional impasse stagnates changing this.... AAP is as anemic as the compromising Tories in the face of an aggressive anticonstitutionalist Liberal Ottawa government intent on subjugating Alberta like it does the other reliant wards of its patronage bokering statism.

I would rather get behind Ted Morton and clean out the dead wood, parasites and Trojan red sleaze bags from the PCPA and make them into a party/dynasty which is staunchly perusing practical provincial autonomy and a renewedconfederacyl deal for Alberta. I'm sure I will be joined by the ever expanding ranks of jaded federalists who see the federal system is too weak to create 1st class confederal partnership for Alberta. Beyond reforming the Provincial Tories, there is a need to build and expand a non partisan autonomy movement.

I prey for Harper to succeed in bringing the constitutional/confederal renewal which will bring inclusion and self empowerment to the peripheral regions of Canada. Harper has a correct and traditional view of proper confederal relations and constitutional governance....but I put my trust in the only political solution to date that ( Quebec) has proven to work against creeping Ottawa autocratic centralized statism. The Alberta autonomy movement must move ahead because this policy will succeed immediately where separatism will not. If Harper succeeds in constitutional revival, fine, we have not wasted our efforts in Alberta autonomy first and our success will aid the constitutional autonomy movement across Canada....If Harper fails, we will have laid the groundwork for autonomous control of our own destiny either inside or outside of confederal ties with Ottawa.

Beyond partisan politics and its self serving notions of what is and isn't "Canadian", I am an Alberta patriot first and only extend that loyalty to Ottawa if it persues a course to make my civitzenship of equal value to that of Canadians in Central Canada. I believe the government and people of Alberta epitomize a traditional, free and democratic Canada which is being disassembled in the rest of Canada, outside Quebec and Alberta, by a globalist-statist socialist agenda to sell out individual, provincial and national sovereignty...largely driven by the Liberal party political cabal in central Canada.

This is is constituted as a confederation of 10 semi-autonomous provinces and a central government which is constrained in its powers over the provinces...this separate but equal power sharing arrangement is the core of Canadian confederation...We are NOT a centralized soviet federal state where provinces are totally subordinate to a central supreme soviet cabal...We are NOT a subordinate vassal-state of unelected and corrupt UN bureaucrats.

We chose our own destinies as Canadians and individuals by the sovereign within right of our constituted provinces. I refuse to abide by, or recognize, constitutionally compromised social engineering dictates from Ottawa which was formulated as the result of colloquial unratified deals with unelected UN/globalist oligarchs. The Liberal party governs with an agenda that domestic policy should mirror the dictates of an unelected anti democratic global soviet. Application of this agenda is done by deteriorating Canada's confederal safeguards against centralist tyranny....the constitutionally autonomous province in a voluntary confederal association with Ottawa and a constitutional "not withstanding" veto power.

As an Albertan and Canadian I reject and dissent to such illegitimate centralization of governance. If the trend continues and Ottawa's globalists refuse to recognize the traditional inherent constitutional autonomy of my province and continues to refuse to recognize my inherent individual rights and liberties, I regard them as a constitutionally illegitimate imposter governing federal junta....I recognize none of their constitutionally compromised dictates and none of their fraudulent claims on my province's wealth and rights or my personal wealth and rights.

No taxation isjustifiable without effective, elected, equal representation and no consent to govern is justifiably rendered to governing bodies who represent the will of foreign governing bodies that are not accountable to the Canadian electorate.

Until this degenerated state of democratic/constitutional affairs in Ottawa ceases to pervert operational confederal policy, I remain a provincial autonomist who is willing to be a separatist if warranted.

Definitions which need to be clarified:

Autonomy: Immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence, Personal independence

Constitutional autonomy: Political independence within the prescribed nature of constituted confederal jurisdictions and linear with the enumerated and demonstrated spirit of the constitution's original intent and its traditional conventional literal reading. (This amounts to the constitutions original intent that the provinces be sovereign "within right" and neither subordinate to a central government nor able to rule in its specified jurisdictions. To do this we must reactivate section 94 of the constitution which invokes the right to provincial approval or disallowance of federal legislative uniformity within subjects it deems to be a jurisdiction of dual responsibility.

Sovereignty: Government free from external control. The ideological basis of nationhood.

Separatism: The character or act of lawfully leaving a confederal association; disposition to withdraw from a conventional voluntary association; the practice of so withdrawing to form an independent self governing nation.

Confederation: A confederation is an association of sovereign states, usually created by treaty but often later adopting a common constitution to codify why they are voluntarily allied in their desire to form a flexable, non binding political union to retain more autonomous rights for the member states/provinces. Sometimes confederation is erroneously confused as being a federation. Canada was constituted, and remains constituted, as a confederation. Canada has been constituted as a relatively decentralised "Confederation" with subsequent voluntary inclusion of other colonies by local democratic mandate. However in Canada the incorporated territories remain wards of the central government.

Federation: A federation (from the Latin f'dus, "covenant") is a centralized state comprised of a number of semi-autonomous regions (often themselves referred to as "states") united under a signed ratified social contract to a central ("federal") government. In a federation, the self-governing status of the component states is constitutionally entrenched and may not be altered by a unilateral decision of the central government. The component states of a federation usually do not have the right to secede unilaterally. Association in a federation is contractual and binding....sucession is an act of treason as per the signed constituting agreement. This is the main difference between a federal and confederal nation.

Summary: The confederal nation is in a nonbinding voluntary association with its fellow states/provinces and its central governing body. Power is distributed in a separate but equal manner. Association with, or independence from, the confederal union is determined soley by a sovereign province exercising their right to local democratic mandate for the action by the electorate within the autonomous province.

A federation has no such option for it's members as all have committed to a ratified, binding union through mutial contract. The United States and Russia are federations....Canada and Switzerland are confederations. Personally I think Canada and Switzerland got the better deal freedom-wise....the trick is making our central governing autocrats respect the conventional autonomy of our province's confederal association with it. This has become very hard when statists within central government wants to act like a dominant governing body of a federation when it is constitutionally and legally not.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Did Canadians get the Change they wanted?

Impressions from the 2006 federal election. Please bear with me if this post seems long...but I have a number of observasions made while on the hustings the past months.

For those who may have missed it here is what our new parliement looks like barring any rcounts we can expect from Liberal election fraud:

CPC 124
Lib 109
BQ 51
NDP 29

What have Canadians told us? For the answer, once again we have to look regionally because the distribution of seats shows us we have a very ideologically/politically / regionally divided nation.

BC: The suburban and rural population wants democratic change the urban areas want status quo corruption. the shock here was they returnd 3 of Martin's cabinet ministers including the scandal plagued panderer Desanjh. The bright spot here is that Vancouver center chose a intolerant sexist over a power pimping gay jewelry thief. BC largely wants change but its urban centers are tied to a dystopian nanny state existance via poor fiscal management and public sector unionist blackmail. BC remains a divided constituency split between patronage-addicted metropolitan areas and a libertarian-conservative rural population who want state sponsored property trespassing and robbery to stop.

High point: Pink Panther Svend Robinson sent packing back to the gay bathouses and Jewelry auctions.

Low point: Liberal pandering rat Dosanjh and burning cross bigot Fry are rewarded by the moonbat corps of Vancouver

Alberta: went solid blue. Gawd I'm proud of my people! A resounding vote for change: senate/parliamentary/confederal democratic reform, tax reform and an end to abusive federal programs like CWB, The Gun registry and Kyoto taxing their resource economy. A weak CPC ( foiled by GTA and the east coast) minority which cannot deliver the changes Alberta has wanted for over 30 years will have many mainstream Albertans exploring the mechanisms for an Alberta independence/autonomy option.

Alberta's high point: Sending Annie (the screech) MacLellan packing for her many years of balloting fraud and sycophancy to Alberta-damaging Liberal policies. The sweep means the Libs and NDP are no longer national parties. They join the BQ as regional rumps.

Alberta's tipping point: A Liberal government reinstalled by Ontario in less than 24 months will solidify/formalize the independence option movement here. Many Albertans viewed the 2006 election as Ontario's last chance to show some civil and confederal responsibility and remove a bad government decisively and allow Harper to clean up government and equilize confederation. Harper is now in a position where his ability to govern as Alberta hoped is severely impaired by opposition partisan dogmatism from Ontario. My prediction is that this minority Harper government will mutate Alberta separtism into a more constitutionaly compatable form of provincial aitonomy similar to Quebec, as Albertans hold their breath, watching with hope to see if Harper can deliver change. A motivated autonomy movement will come on strong with a vengence if Alberta sees Harper foiled by a politically monolithic leftist opposition from Ontario. A 20 month powerless minority brought down in non cofidence followed by a Liberal government installed by Ontario...followed by a deposing of Harper as leader and a Powercor/Peter MacKay take over, will put the last nail in the federalism coffin in Alberta. This will take westerners and Albertans out of the party to run provincial based independence options.

Sask/Man: Sask. wants change it went 90% blue...this is a democratic breakthrough for CPC in the cradle of prarie socialism. Sask will become more aligned with Alberta politically and eventually install a provincial firewall government as movements proceed to align with Alberta's autonomy option. Manitoba as always, wears one cowboy boot and one sneeker..split personality here between those who want to milk the welfare state and those who want change and relief from it. If the domestic immigration stats are any indication, anyone from Manitoba who is remotely self reliant, mobile and change oriented will seek relief by moving to Alberta if the Federal Harper revolution fails.

Sask/Man High point: Sask goes Blue and Manitoba punts wheatfield commie Ed Shryer and autocrat Reg Alcock for a change oriented CPC candidate....also many first nations ridings went Blue signalling the degenerate "native industry" that made liberal-networked lawyers and corrupt band leaders rich, is ready for change.

Sask. Low point: Dirty tricks from Liberal apparatis and rumors of ballot fraud.

Ontario: Well, where to start and remain civil? First off, having worked for some years organizing in ridings here, I reject the apologist media spin that Ontario was "cautiously giving Harper a chance to govern". On the contrary, Ontario was starategically voting to ensure Harper's leadership was restricted. Generally, Ontario displayed a collective mindset that they no longer embrace an inclusive equitable democratic multi party state. They desire their media's propagandized utopian single party state ( Liberal) and use the other parties only to give the Liberal political cartel a time out to renew leadership and reorganize with more palatable public bribery for their votes. Harper was installed as an interim ( care taker) leader. Ontario has not demonstrated a cautious embrace for change....they have demonstrated that they simply do not like the current liberal leader, who was rudderless and not tending to the business of robbing the rest of the nation to top off Ontario's corporate welfare/public sector demands. They parked the Libs on the opposition benches (the core Martin cabinet) for 20 months until they shake Martin , elect a utopian messiah leader with the requisite "starbucks global socialism" marketability and the open wallet policy which Ontraio's gargantuan public sector redundancy expect from the nanny state. ( Martin saw it coming and quit while Etobicoke obliged its red machine potentates by giving his heir apparent a seat) Ontario...specifically the GTA is still the bastion of nationally destructive single party statism and economically disasterous moonbat utopianism. There were gains for the CPC here granted...but not a break through and most of the protest vote went to the moonbat party the NDP. The larger question is will Alberta and Quebec be quietly optomistic with this development or bcome jaded with Ontario's irresponsible grip on the national inclusionist agenda.

Low points: Newmarket has distinguished itself as Canada's captial of ethicless self interest by returning a shallow political turncoat who's Daddy's money bought her a seat despite her demonstrated propensity for betrayal ( right Peter?). Other low points include finding seats for fanatic arch liberal swindlers Volpe, Sgro, Bill Graham, Mcallum, Karen Redman( Chretien's whip), Fontana and the core of the Martin Cabinet

Lower point: Peter Kent was rejected. Vetern Baiting Tom Wappel was rewarded for political treachery to Canada's veterns. Layton and Chow sent up as a moonbat tag team to Ottawa by the MTV kids. Now Olivia has enough political leverage to demand separate beds.

Lower lowest point: Etobicoke obliged the Desmarais Powercor king makers by giving the Lib Heir apparent Ignatieff a seat.

Highlights: Spaced out spaceman Marc Garneau burned up on entry! Hamilton rejected Liberal sleaze. Garth Turner, Tony Clement and Jim Flaherty finally sent to Ottawa where they will become cabinet members. Ontario's industrial ridings rejected liberals and half accepted Harper's vision of economic propsperity.

Quebec: A CPC success story and a Province I respect for shifting it's separatist sentiment to a staunch Federally associated autonomy. Harper can bring "autonomists" into the confederal fold by striking a constitutional deal to adhere to traditional constitutional jurisdictional autonomy. Quebec has constantly rejected Liberal centralist autocratic federalism and have been the only province besides Alberta to cling to conventional constitutional jurisdictions. They cautiously return the BQ to Ottawa with a mandate to continue to use threat of separation to acheive Quebec autonomy within confederation....but kept them in check with enough federalists voting for CPC and a federalist provincial gobernment. The Liberal seats are all from the ridings where Powercor corporate patronage is at it's thickest. Harper, Charest and Duceppe will find common constitutional ground. I hope he can bring Quebec as well as Alberta into a satisfactory confederal agreement. I also predict he will get cooperation in parliement from Quebec MPs more so than Ontario. Harper's penetration in Quebec is a signal that separtists have waned and autonomy within confederation is ready to take Quebecers embraced in 1867... not the separatist FLQ stereotype that the Liberal fear monger with.

High points: Liberal scammer Smith sent packing. Pretty Pierre Pettigrew was sent packing and he and his chauffer-boyfriend will have to pay for their own hotel rooms. Adscam patron ridings went blue. CPC picked up every liberal seat except the safe Montreal patronage seats secured with Powercor bribery. Quebec Federalists and autonomists have common ground in Harper's constitutional revival of Provincial empowerment.

Atalntic Canada: Has proven to be either helplessly dependent on corrupt Liberal Tammany Hall patronage/control politics OR they are more isolated and vulnerable to single party state fear mongering than had ever been predicted.
NB: Seems reliant on the redundant fed jobs the Gun Registry and similar gratuitous Fed make work projects provide. The polls reflected this
NS: still needs the "political boss" pumping fed loans, regional development graft and no bid contracts into local economies The Irvings and Soby's are are the majority of working poor "service industry" workers who reley on their employment monopoly.
PEI continues to be a wholey owned subsidiary of Lib-Patronage Inc. It has 3 more seats than are warrented by its population and enough federally funded golf resorts to keep the island economy hopping servicing the senior civil servants that retire and vacation there. They know who butters their patronized bread.
NFLD./Labrador: St. John's residents found the brains/balls to oust some local Liberal patronage bosses but the CFB Gander residents voted Liberal...what the hell is that? The Newf mind remains an enigma..for now.

Low points: Traitorous weasel Brison was rewarded for his betrayal to his party and his sex. Economies reliant on the armed forces voted liberal (Is this Newfie strategic voting?) and generally the East coast remains an isolated info blacked out Federal ward and a fed equalization payment basket case. They are in peril of being a political write off as power shifts to the west and away from patronage confederalism.

General observasions:

  • I woke up this morning and Harper had no troops in the streets

  • Ontario remains the land of dreams where crooks and frothing maniacs can find a government job

  • TO, Montreal and Vancouver, by their political choices are "Canada" whereas the remaining 99 % of the landmass and its population is not.
  • Listening to Liberal party henchmen: The liberals didn't lose this election, they were downsized by a horribly mistaken management ( electorate) who were not fully propagandized. It is inconceivable that people in the single party state would find graft, corruption, ballot tampering, election fraud and theft of public funds to be abhorant.
  • Even a thin blue line against the above is better than what we had.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

A Pivitol Day for Canadian Democracy

As the final day for voting approaches, we as Canadians go to the polls this time , not to vote for our self interests ( that is what has brought is to the precipice of devisive partisanism), we go to the polls tomorrow to renew Canadian democracy by changing governemnts. Hopefully that change will bring the anticipated ethical, transparent, inclusive renewal of the Canadian parliament and confederalism.

Not only is the out going regime visionless, arrogant and narcissistic but they also deserve our scorn for the degenerated state of law, democracy, civil liberty and confederation they have foisted on the nation with their persuit of the single party state and the party dynasties, influence brokering and nepotistic federalism that comes with it.

Tomorrow we have the opportunity to remove this road block from stagnating the political maturation of Canada and the democratic evolution of this nation.

As we go to the polls tomorrow, I have some favorite insights to share with you into the debased politics of a patronage brokering governing cartel, like the liberals have run the past decade:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependency, from dependency back to bondage." [Alexander Tyler]

"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods."[H. L. Mencken]

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” —P.J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores

What is this oozing behemoth, this fibrous tumor, this monster of power and expense hatched from the simple human desire for civic order? How did an allegedly free people spawn a vast, rampant cuttlefish of dominion with its tentacles in every orifice of the body politic?” —P.J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores

"In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." [Voltaire]

"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away." Barry Goldwater

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the State. They forget that the State lives at the expense of everyone." Frederic Bastiat

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. "..........George Bernard Shaw

"Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else". ........Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

Choose your Canada
Chose change
Punish Corruption
Reward denocratic reform

Friday, January 20, 2006

The fat "laddie" sings! Say goodbuy Paul!

Seems the Michigan Manatee of Marxist Mediocrity has waded into the desparate 11th hour hysteria to save the Martin Regime's thoroughly rancid bacon....this brings a whole new meaning to the fat lady singing....and the ironic humor of it begs a great satirical parody of the fear ads that could be made from this revelation:

(I have no way to make a flash commercial but imagine a parody of the Liberal attack ad where they trash Harper by trying to link him to know the one I mean ;-)

sound effects: ( ominous military rolling drums)

Announcer: "From the Korean worker's party news, Dec 5, 2003"

"Canada has the most anti-American, pro-communist leader in the free world, he has spent billions of Canadian tax dollars proping up Tamil communist terrorists and communist military dictatorships in Latina America."

" Martin is pro-communist, pro Iran, Pro-Saddam, anti-American and a profiteering soulmate of Castro and the communist Chinese and North Korean regimes"

" Michael Moore's new best friend is his poster boy for the ideal Canadian leader."

" A Martin victory will put a smile on Micheal Moore and his pal Kim Jong Il's face."

" least someone will be happy eh?"

"This may all end January 23"

"Choose your Canada"

See ya tomorrow with the Libveral dirty tricks registry ;-)

Saturday, January 14, 2006

This week Martin has "crossed the Rubicon".

Martin, like Julius Caesar, has "crossed the Rubicon"...he like Chretien before him and Caesar before them, decided to run a tyrants dictatorship in their party...Martin openly extended his agenda of patrician class oligarchy when he announced an anti-democratic gutting of the charter, confiscation of civilian's property without due compensation or charter due process, and a contempt for citizen’s property rights. This was Martin's "crossing of the Rubicon river"

The river (Rubicon) is notable as Roman law forbade any general or political leader from crossing it with a standing army. The river was considered to mark the boundary between the Roman "outlands" under martial law dictatorship to the north and the elected republic under civil law in the Roman heartland to the south; the law thus protected the free republic from dictatorship through military coup. A sort of prototype constitution limiting the tyranny of dictatorships and preserving the democratic republic and its civil code.

When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon in 49 BC, supposedly in pursuit of "an enemy of the people"and “for the better good of Rome” he broke that law and made civil conflict against his dictatorship inevitable. According to Suetonius he uttered the famous phrase "alea iacta est" (the die is cast).

The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" has survived to refer to any person committing himself irrevocably to a risky course of action, another way of saying crossing the point of no return. It is also appropriate to its original meaning of a tyrant seizing a free nation to install a dictatorship.

For Martin, announcing the end of the supremacy of parliamentary representative democracy and denying the right of citizens due process and property, was his "crossing the Rubicon"… a declaration of his vision and intent to consolidate supreme power in his office through his appointed Jurocrats and to gut 800 years of civil freedoms in the British tradition of law. This was Caesar Martin's declaration as would-be emperor and the point of no return...the die is cast.

Wish him luck because once a leader decides to act against the freedom of his people he has chosen the tyrant's path.....and tyrants need to be lucky every day after they reveal themselves to escape the fate of all tyrants.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Just in case you were feeling sorry for poor ol' "Dithers" for the pounding he got in today's polling numbers :

Click here to see Paul Martin's commitment to clean government.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Did Grits Intentionally Hand Harper the Election on a Platter ?

I have wondered about the lack of typical Grit viciousness and vulgar sleaze in the first few weeks of the election campaign. Both the Grit attack machine and their media have been conspicuously off their game and ...well...civil…at least as much as a Grit election machine can be these days. This seems to have dampened the din of the now standard maniacal, bleating fear mongering and callow flag waving which seemed to be about all this ethically devoid visionless regime has left the hurl at opponents. I noticed their camp followers in the media did not show up for the usual one sided commentary onslaught they usually provided to rum interference for their partisan masters.....all these liberal camp mechanisms seemed to fall silent this election, allowing Harper the CPC and alternative voices to actually be heard for the first time in 15 years...and of course once a viable alternative is actually heard, people respond positively…..thus the “momentum”.

So who turned off the Liberal attack machine and why? Well Bourque gives us some insight into my suspicions:

"Forget what Don Newman and Mike Duffy are glazing you over with, the election has not just begun, it's just about done. Get out the four-pronged eating implement, the party's over for Paul Martin and his Liberal Party. Bourque has learned that a cancerous malaise has infiltrated the highest echelons of his braintrust, a leadership increasingly desperate to gain traction in the waning weeks of the campaign. Senior Martin Libs are privately telling Bourque that "the game is over". Not even "mega-billion dollar policy Hail Maries", as one lifer put it, is buying goodwill from an increasingly cynical electorate. One key source, a Martin heavyweight in the Toronto financial community, surprised Bourque overnight with an email touting a potential post-Martin leadership candidate. "The writing's on the wall, Pierre, you were right, but (name omitted) is the real deal, you watch, his time is coming !"

Further evidence of grave concern at the top is witnessed by a very well-placed operative inside the Liberal War Room who claims a certain degree of discord is beginning to permeate the front-line troops based on increasingly distressful poll results. "Pierre", noted one regional campaign kingpin who prefers to remain in the weeds, "the national campaign has stalled and HQ is not taking input from us, it's very frustrating !" Add to that, news from Tom Clark, CTV's top political observer, who told his eggs-and-bacon audience this morning that the Liberal campaign team has a mole who is leaking policy and platform information to the Conservatives and the media, something Bourque told Martin bullwark David Herle in an email three days ago. For skulduggery lovers, the plot thickens. For Martin Liberals, sadly, the plot sickens. "Only a miracle can save us", admitted one longtime Lib MP. One word of caution, Bourque admires the Liberals' incredible ability to fight back from the precipice. Herle and his key folks are heroic fighters, they have every quality needed to turn this thing around. As a well-known TV pundit put it to Bourque, "these guys haven't won as often as they have because they roll over when things get tough." Developing ...

Yes...interesting for those of us who watch deep politics fermenting. My take is that this election was conceded to the CPC before the writ was dropped.

The power brokers in the Liberal cartel saw Martin (and his certain to be discovered personal corruption) as a liability with the cynical mood of the electorate..... and had decided they had to rid themselves of another Jonah leader (Cretch was the last) and his cancerous empire building political support cartel. He was a political liability and a far too ambitious leader who worked for a Quebec corporate cartel in isolation from the party power borkers in ROC. The party owners outside of the Quebec network want to purge it of an inept, unsellable, uncontrollable leadership and install a new dynasty builder.

Losing an election is the perfect excuse to purge the leader and party ranks of liability prone "warring" factions and install a new infrastructure of yes men and quislings all pointed in the same direction...where the party owners want them...uniformly aligned behind a freshly installed messiah-leader. This, they feel, will be a relatively painless 4 year ( or less) waltz in the opposition benches before they come back at us with new untracable funding mechanisms that can't be cracked and a new organizational discipline that would make the Borg blush. I also note there are indications from the Liberal party mandarins that a messiah leadership candidate will appear Trudeau did when Pearson seemed certain to doom the Libs to political oblivion.

This all begs the question: was this election handed to Harper?

The "leaks" from the command center and collective liberal media civility tell me it was.

My advice to Mr. Harper> graciously accept this government and proceed to govern better, more honorably, accoutably, inclusively, democratically and scandal free than any regime before.