Many people have been referring to the coalition as a 'coup' or 'undemocratic'. But that is far from the truth. I think a lot of that comes from watching too much American TV. I have to admit I'm not that familiar with all the rules regarding the parliamentary system, but have been learning a lot the last few days.
The Conservative's greatest skill is understanding the minds of the ignorant and using that understanding in politics (Thanks to @buzzbishop for the quote). Hence some public outcry over what is going on in Ottawa.