Need Sleep….

Well looks like getting off of work was the right timing all things considered – as you see It seems my body has chosen now is the time to go down. I’m got a hell of a cold, and on top of that am feeling like crap, high temps, not hungry, and in general all I wish to do is sleep sleep sleep, but I can’t because my body is so sore from sleeping about 90% of yesterday away.

I think I was up for about maybe 2 hours all told yesterday, an hour long enough to get online and go tough a few emails, and another hour to have some supper (which I for the life of me I can’t remember if I ate it all or the dog got it, I’m sure he got a portion of it he always manages to one way or another).

Its hard to think at the moment about what I want to say/type. My mind feels like its still asleep – which it might well be knowing me and how my body is feeling at the moment. I’m making a little dent in my emails, though not as much as I had hoped, keep getting side tracked by my dog wanting to be petted.

The Super Bowl XL is this weekend, in fact I think it starts in a few min on the TV, I’ll not be watching it since no team that I’m interested in is playing this time around. I’m an Argo’s fan as is my dad, mom’s a Tiger Cats fan – so less either team is playing nun of us have much of an interest in watching any of the Super Bowls. I might well check in on the game here and there, but that’s about it. Much more interesting things on TV tonight to watch then a football game – its CSI night!


In other news, Monday February 6th 2006 our new PM will be sworn into office as our 22nd Prime Minster of Canada since Confederation (in 1867 I think it was or there about at any rate).

Canada has had 14 of Conservative Governments and 12 Liberal Governments since its founding – so it does seem that the Conservative’s have a stronger running within the country then does the Liberal party – then again times change and from what I understand the conservatives have never been a great good for Canada as a whole, but again times can change – but likely will not.

For those who don’t understand how our electorial system work and how a PM is chosen, here’s a little pice of info …

“The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), the head of the Government of Canada, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. The prime minister has the right to the style of “Right Honourable”.

The prime minister may be any Canadian citizen of voting age (18 years). It is customary for the prime minister to also be a sitting member of the House of Commons and able to speak French and English, although two Prime Ministers have governed from the Senate: Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott and Sir Mackenzie Bowell. If the prime minister should fail to win his or her seat, a junior Member of Parliament in a safe seat would typically resign to permit a by-election to elect that leader to a seat. However, if the leader of the governing party is changed shortly before an election is due and the new leader is not a Member of Parliament, he or she will normally await the general election before running for a seat. For example, John Turner was briefly prime minister in 1984 without being a member of the House of Commons; he would ironically win his seat in the general election that swept him from power. The official residence of the prime minister is 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario. All prime ministers have lived there since Louis St. Laurent in 1951.

In earlier years, it was tradition that the sovereign bestow a knighthood on each new Canadian prime minister. As such, several carry the prefix “Sir” before their name (of the first eight prime ministers, only Alexander Mackenzie refused knighthood). Since the Nickle Resolution of 1919, it is against policy for the sovereign to grant titles to Canadians; the last prime minister knighted was Sir Robert Laird Borden, who was in power when the Nickle Resolution was passed.

Term
A prime minister does not have a fixed term. A prime minister may resign for personal reasons at any time, but is required to resign only when an opposition party wins a majority of the seats in the House. If his or her party loses a motion of no confidence, a prime minister may resign (allowing another party to form the government), or more often will appeal to the people by having Parliament dissolved and a general election held. If a general election gives an opposition party a plurality of the seats, the prime minister’s party is still given the first opportunity to continue as the government. The incumbent prime minister may attempt to gain the support of another party (a coalition government), or he/she may resign and allow the party that won the most seats to form the government.

An election for every seat in the Commons (a “general election”) is called at most 5 years after the previous one; however, the prime minister has the power to call a general election at virtually any time. Customarily, when a majority government is in power, elections are called 3.5 to 5 years after the previous election or as a de facto referendum if a major issue is at hand (the last of these being the 1988 election, which revolved around free trade with the United States). If a minority government is in power, a vote of non confidence in the House of Commons may lead to a quick election (nine months in the case of the Joe Clark minority government of 1979-1980).

In contrast to the British government, in which members of Parliament have long tenure but prime ministers have relatively short tenures, the Canadian prime minister typically has a long tenure except in cases where there is a minority government.

Lost To The SeaPeter Schiling

Well take care everyone,
Nyx

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