(In 250 Words or Less)

OCTOBER 31, 2006
Word Count:246



“Come in.”


“Won’t you have a seat?”

“Don’t mind if I do. Thanks for seeing me on such short notice.”

“Always a, what’s on your mind?”

“As I’ve said before, our party is extremely dissatisfied with your Clean Air Act. If you hadn’t met with me I was filing a motion of non-confidence and forcing a fall election.”

“Yeah, you sure called us out on that one. Surprised it took you so long. It’s simply amazing how easy it is to distract the House and the public.”

“You mean, you actually agree your Act is awful?”

“We never expected it to get this far. We’d hoped a non-confidence vote would have come sooner. This could be just what we’ve been waiting for.”

“You mean you’re welcoming an election?”

“Between you and me? Yes!”


“Well, we couldn’t do it because the Liberals are leaderless. It would have looked...tacky. But now that you opened the possibility, we can move while the Liberals are still weak. We’ll simply blame you for an election no-one wants. It’s a win win for us.”

“I think the public would welcome an election, and us, for forcing you into one.”

“Not after our spin guys are finished. We might just squeak through with a small majority this time.”

“Good day sir!”


“You can come out now Rona.”

“Do you think he bought it?”

“I think I bought us another week. Better get MacKay working on another diversion.”

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