Good on Curtis for calling some of the completely overblown rhetoric, talk of coup d'etat, banana republics and the assorted 1990's type "Rallies for Canadian Democracy"coming up this weekend.
I call bullshit, too.
Somehow equating a government losing a confidence vote in the House to be replaced by a governing coalition of opposition parties with real life coup d'etats just belittles very real and basic struggles that many face around the globe.
A look at the last couple of days in the news:
I'd love to sit some of these columnists and spin doctors down with people in some of these places and have them explain how exactly our situations even come close to comparing to each other.
What, someone might raise the gas tax on the vehicle you drive, the purchase price of which could be the equivalent of a couple of hundred people's annual salaries in some of these countries ? Yeah, poor unstable us. How can we possibly carry on.
It shows what columnists and spin doctors have set foot outside the country lately, aside from maybe a gated resort compound in
It's a bit embarrassing, really.