By Chandra Pasma | Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
With Parliament set to resume next week, it seems clear that the June show-down that resulted in the Blue Ribbon EI panel will resume where it left off. Accusations have been flying from both sides, and it looks likely this show-down will quickly move to the election arena.
In fact, this has been the pattern in the past few years of minority government: high stakes confrontations between political leaders, little or no policy vision, and attempts at cooperation destroyed by hyper-partisan behaviour. And rather than read the writing on the wall that minority governments are here for awhile, parties behave as if a majority government is inevitably beyond the next election. Everything is about that upcoming election: jockeying for position, scoring a few points, slinging mud at their opponents.