Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka Yarn Harlot, has got to be one of the best unofficial ambassadors Canada has. Here she lays out what was going on with much more clarity and detail than I managed. I highly recommend her post if you want to understand not just the current situation, but Canadian politics in general.

And for the next 53 days Harper is operating with no Parliament to answer to. But they will be back. Here’s hoping he does something good.