This is the important bit: Canadians vote for a Parliament, not a government. We elect MPs not PMs.
We had an election 6 weeks ago, and this is the democratically elected Parliament that Canadians chose. It is up to that Parliament to respect the choice of those voters and attempt to make this work. Mr. Harper was given fair chance to govern, but quickly lost the confidence of Parliament. There is a viable alternative Government that has been formed within this Parliament. It is perfectly democratic and perfectly legitimate for the Governer General to ask this coalition to form a Government. It has precidence in both other Westminister-style parliaments like England's, as well as federal Parliaments and provincial legislatures.
It is undemocratic for Harper to attempt to dissolve this Parliament. Parliament does not serve at the pleasure of the PM, and is not to be dissolved because it is not working to the PMOs liking. The PMO & government are appointed by the Governer General to serve Parliament. Parliament has decided it no longer has confidence in the Harper government. It is not Harper's place to question the judgement of the democratically elected Parliament of Canada.
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