Liberals, NDP, Bloc sign deal on proposed coalition.
Things are exciting in Canadian politics! Real-life coalitions (or the potential of them being enacted on my birthday)! (Well, we had one in SK a few years ago, and I guess you could call the Union government during WWI a coalition...)
I just need to get one thing off my chest, after reading too many ill-informed commenters on CBC (and after listening to too many ridiculous conservative pundits on the radio). For the record, the next person who calls this a "coup," "illegal" or "undemocratic" gets a virtual punch in the head: this is entirely legal, democratic and constitutional. It's just a reconfiguration of the current members of parliament, swinging the balance of power away from the ruling party. Just because you don't like it doesn't make it illegal. Unlike the US, we do not vote for a Prime Minister: we vote for a member of Parliament. And even if you did view each vote as being for the Prime Minister, the majority of the country voted against him anyway (which usually happens when you have a minority government), and so the whole "this is going against what Canada decided" argument is false.
So I guess what I'm saying is that you have the right to express discontent with the possibility of what may happen a week from now (or in January, if Harper actually dissolves Parliament this week). You may question the motives of those involved, and ask whether this is really for the good of the country. (I'm a big old lefty, and so of course I think it is. But you may have different economic views than mine.) Just get to know how your country works before you word that discontent.
(It probably helps that I love Stéphane Dion and am pumped about the prospect of him being our Prime Minister.)