The Observant Astronomer

The passing scene as observed by an observant Jew, who daylights as an astronomer.

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Resign or be Fired

The situation in Ottawa has gone past farce and into travesty. The Liberals have lost three confidence votes in as many days. It is long past time for the Governor General to invoke the Reserve Powers and give him the sack. Outrage Canadians should write the Governor-General at info@gg.ca and urge her to do her job, politely and respectfully of course, before the entire Canadian polity becomes unsourced.

UPDATE: I got a nice, neutrally-worded, response from the Governor General's office. Three paragraphs: 1. Thanks for the e-mail. 2. It would be inappropriate to speculate on what the GG's going to do. 3. If you haven't already, tell the PM what you think, complete with a link to the PMO's website. Signed by one Yonatan Lew.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed. For such a time as this are there such traditions. If not now, then when?

Incidentally, if an anonymous Jewish astronomer interested in Canadian politics should happen to find himself in Montreal next week, he'll have at least one reader around..

4:22 p.m., May 12, 2005  
Anonymous evgenya said...

To anonymous, are you per chance also an astronomer attending the annual CASCA meeting in Montreal this week? I, unfortunately, won't be there this year but am just curious why both you and our host have chosen to remain anonymous.

'just curious,
evgenya

8:40 p.m., May 12, 2005  
Blogger The Observer said...

No, I'm not in Montreal this week, nor have we met Evgenya.

2:56 p.m., May 16, 2005  

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