Rick Mercer has another good column available in The Globe And Mail:
He took to the airwaves saying that having him lose a vote would amount to a coup d’état. He knows this isn’t true, but he said it anyway. Then his ministers fanned out and told everyone who would listen that an election was being stolen. They shouted from the rooftops that, as a nation, we elected Stephen Harper to lead us, that the 308 members of Parliament actually had no say in the matter.