... who will argue that events in another country should suspend democracy here. Usually we call them despots.
Harper's logic on this is spurious and insulting to Canadians. During two World Wars last century, Canadians went to the polls, under conditions far more uncertain than those we face today.
We can't deal with uncertainty? The economy won't survive a government transition? Nonsense.
Given that this government has been contemptuous of parliament (over, and over), breaks their own lobbying rules, and is generally busy lying to Canadians on anything and everything, it would not be unreasonable to turf this government out on its ear - the sooner the better.