No really. I am serious here
In Canada, after a federal election, federal parties receive a
grant from the federal government equivalent to $1.75 Canadian for
every vote that the party received. The newly re-elected
Conservative government tried
to repeal that subsidy of political parties:
The opposition said the update did not contain needed
stimulus for an economy increasingly squeezed by the global
downturn, but they were most angered by a planned end to direct
public financing of political parties.
Recall that in the last Canadian federal election, the
Conservatives won a minority government and the Liberal Party had
their worst showing in Canadian history. So, in response to an
attempt by the Conservatives to take political parties off the
public dime, what do the Liberals do? Bring down the government and
try to install themselves:
If neither side blinks, the government will likely
fall, and Canada would either head into another election or into
some sort of coalition led by the Liberals. The other two
opposition parties are the separatist Bloc Quebecois and the
left-leaning New Democratic Party.
Insanity. Pure insanity.