The Governor General has granted Stephen Harper's request to prorogue Parliament. His government is now spared the prospect of a New Liberaquois Coalition until at least January. I can't help but think this is a good thing. In the furor to unseat the Conservatives for their appalling partisan politics, I think people got a bit swept up without thinking through the consequences. I'm all for some kind of censure, but not if it precipitates a national unity crisis, paralyses government, or compromises our ability to weather an economic crisis. I'm not saying a coalition government will necessarily do all- or any - of those things, but we need a bit of time to make damn sure they won't.
Hats off to Rick Mercer for an excellent post on this whole mess. And I must say, I agree with his conclusion- that both Stephen Harper and Stephane Dion should immediately resign for conduct unbecoming parliamentarians. Maybe this proroguement is a good chance for a fresh start.