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Can Conservatives Only Be In Contempt of Parliament?

Just to bring a little Canadian flavor to my blog (being a Canadian and all).

So in Canada, back in 2011, the Conservatives with their minority government were deemed to be in contempt of parliament. It sounds a lot worse than it actually is and is more related to a high school election on the person they hate the most. The process of determining whether a government is in contempt isn't done by a judge, nor is it done through some sort of police investigation. It's just something that is voted and passed in parliament. The conservatives only having a minority government (for my American readers, having the most seats of any party, but still outnumbered by opposing parties) they were easily outvoted by the three left wing parties; Liberal Party, New Democratic Party and Bloc Quebecois. An aside: the same three parties tried to oust the Conservatives from power by aligning together... and if you're unfamiliar, the Bloc Quebecois is a separatist party.

Anyway, the Conservati…