Here's my problem with this whole thing:
First off, let me say that although I myself back the Conservatives, what I have to say has nothing at all to do with my political affiliation. JD, while giving this Coalition power may be acceptable in a Westminster democratic system, the PEOPLE did not appoint Stephane Dion as their Prime Minister. This will essentially tell Canadians that their vote does not matter. After an election that recorded the lowest voter turnout in recent years, this will be the nail in the coffin for Canadian voters.
Should the Harper gov't lose the confidence vote next Monday, which they probably will barring a successful proroguing of Parliment, our Governor General should be calling an election. That is how the political process is supposed to work. The last thing this country needs is to be run be Stephane Dion, a man that can't even keep himself calm and composed when he is angry (has been seen this week visibly shaking when he's worked up). I did not vote for Dion or Layton and their political parties and if you check the currently owned seats in the House, neither did Canada.