The answer to that question is rather simple, really—the Government had no intention of delivering on its commitments, as has become clear with all of the Government’s former so-called “five priorities”. The Government may be taking a step further in the near future, killing all business before the Parliament of Canada using an impromptu proroguation. There is a silver lining there, of course—several destructive pieces of Government legislation would be dropped.
In any case, Canada needs a strong and effective presence in the Arctic to ensure that our sovereignty is recognised and respected—and this Government is not delivering such a presence, despite the sound surplus fiscal framework handed to this administration by the former Government of Canada . I think it’s time for this Government to demonstrate their commitment to Canada, and defend our Arctic sovereignty.
Time for them to stop coining the term “ Canada’s New Government ”, too.