Thursday, July 31, 2008
Is the Liberal Party just so incompetent and clueless that they don't know who still owes money and who doesn't? Or maybe, they just assume Bennett would still be in debt on the basis that all but one of the other candidates are in debt? After all, the Liberal Party that doesn't seem to mind borrowing money and going into debt?
"Two popular CBC personalities are leading the charge: world-renowned aboriginal writer Tom King in Guelph and award winning host of CBC Radio Noon Anne Lagacé Dowson in Westmount--Ville-Marie."
They don't even have the shame to pretend that these journalists randomly came to be NDP supporters - they proudly announce their affiliation with the CBC as though this were an NDP credential.
However, if any conservative ever protests against the obvious biases in the CBC's reporting (e.g, Krista Erickson feeding questions to Pablo Rodriguez, quoting the Prime Minister and other Conservatives out of context, etc.), they feign outrage that we would dare to question the CBC's "impartiality."
It's time for the NDP and the other parties of the left to stop trying to simultaneously insist on the neutrality of the CBC while recruiting candidates there.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
On the world stage, only official heads of state ought to engage in diplomacy with one another. Aspirants need to wait until they are elected in order to do so. To do so lacks accountability and can breed confusion as some could think that his statements reflect accurate and current American policy positions.
This problem was seen in Canada during last year's climate conference in Bali. Stephane Dion, even though he was not a head of state arrogantly attended the conference feeling that he had the right to speak on Canada's behalf. Having two different delegations to represent Canada, one official and legitimate and the other intruding and out of place, did not make Canada look strong and respectable on the world stage.
Domestic politics are for within the country. Politicians should not attempt to engage in foreign policy without a mandate to do.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
He acts like a bully, inconveniencing people greatly and committing crimes with nary a care in the world. Through his actions and words, he has lost any sympathy I ever had for his plight. When someone breaks the law, it is the role of the police to step in and restore order, not to mollycoddle and cater to their demands.
Monday, July 21, 2008
As reported by the National Post on Saturday, the matter was referred to labour arbitration, and the union won. The arbitrator agreed with the union that sweeping and tidying streets and sidewalks was their domain and ordered the city to make sure that the cleaning of Montreal was handled by its union employees only.
No union so be so powerful and hold such a sense of entitlement that they can act in such an arrogant, intrusive, and greedy manner. Shame on them!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
In continuing with this week’s theme of unmasking the Liberal Party’s poor donation record, here is the info as requested by some of my readers.
John McCallum – Gave nothing to the Liberal Party but did donate to leadership contestants ($228.64 to Ignatieff and $28.64 to Hall Findlay, Kennedy, Bennet, Fry, Dion, and Brison)
Ken Dryden – $962.56
Maria Minna - $225
Scott Brison - $1100 (maximum)
Pablo Rodriguez - nothing
Bob Rae – $1084.60
Paul Martin – $962.56
Jean Chretien - nothing
Justin Trudeau - nothing
MPs who Gave Full Amount
That’s a grand total of 6 MPs giving the maximum amount ($1100) out of a total Liberal caucus of 95. As a percentage it works out to 6.3%. What great team players they are!
"The financial statements also show a $2-million loan with a punishing 9% interest rate, collateralized against the assets not only of the party but of a number of riding associations. This is highly unusual and indicated a degree of financial stress long suspected but never admitted by the party."
After my post yesterday, I received several requests for the donations, or lack there of, made by other members of the Liberal Party. I promise that I will look into them today and post the results later this afternoon.
However, I will first address the repeated and erroneous allegations by an anonymous poster or poster that Stephen Harper did not donate to the CPC in the same way that Dion did not donate to the Liberals. Have a look at the following screenshot if you continue to doubt the Prime Minister's donations. He donated a total of $1100 which is the maximum amount allowed under Canada's election laws.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Prominent Liberals who gave ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to the Liberal Party in 2007:
1. Belinda Stronach
2. Denis Coderre
3. Garth Turner
4. Ralph Goodale
5. Martha Hall Findlay
6. Wayne Easter
7. Dominic Leblanc
8. Mauril Belanger
9. David McGuinty
10. Keith Martin
Prominent Liberals who gave LESS THAN HALF THE MAXIMUM ($1100)
1. Michael Ignatieff ($462.60)
2. Ruby Dhalla ($462.56)
3. Hedy Fry ($382.24)
4. Paul Szabo ($255.27)
In addition to the above mentioned names, 31 other Liberals gave zero dollars to their party and 16 gave less than half the maximum donation. Keep in mind that each of these individuals earns at least $147 thousand.
How can the Liberals expect Canadians to support them financially when even they won't write a cheque to their so-called Victory Fund?
Monday, July 7, 2008
Dion encourages rank-and-file members to donate, proclaiming the "giving to your party is the best way to give to your country," yet he, with his 218,000+ salary, he can't spare a few hundred dollars for the Liberals.
Maybe Dion, like most Canadians, realizes that the Liberals are hopelessly out of touch with Canadians and have no hope of winning the next election, and has decided to avoid betting his money on a losing horse.
When searching the database of Liberal Donors for "Dion", only the following entries appear:
No Stephane Dion. How can this man encourage Canadians to donate to the Liberals, when he doesn't support his own party financially?
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
How delusional are the Liberals to think that they actually have a chnace to win an election and form a government if they need to rely on a loan?!? Neither the Conservatives nor the NDP were forced to take out a loan to cover operating expenses.
The decision announced yesterday to induct Henry Morgentaler into the Order of Canada has completely debased and devalued the entire system because his so-called "contributions" do not warrant official state recognition. The Order of Canada ought to be restricted to individuals who make Canadians proud and who are worthy of our praise. Making it easier (in a system that had already been far too easy to acquire an abortion) is not a contribution of which we should be proud.
Although I myself am firmly pro-life, I do understand (although I do not agree with) why some people are in favour of abortions being available. I understand their motivation and agenda, but I cannot in any way understand why this man is being celebrated. It is one thing to reluctantly allow abortions, but it is another to glorify the procedure. Abortion should never be celebrated or honoured - it is not a "good" procedure; it is regrettable and unfortunate.
Morgentaler’s appointment to the Order of Canada debases the entire system because his so-called “contributions” do not warrant official state recognition. The legacy of enabling the termination of 1/3 of all births in this country does not constitute a contribution to society or “desiring a better country.” It’s appallingly ironic that as survivor of a Nazi concentration camp himself, Morgentaler holds so little regard to human life.
Morgentaler’s crusade does not constitute “desiring a better country”, as the Order’s mantra states. The Order of Canada needs to be focused on individuals who promote a better Canada, not one devoid of morality and principle.
The inclusion of individuals like Morgentaler and Buzz Hargrove (who has done far more to hurt Canadian workers with his stubbornness and arrogance than to help them) in the Order of Canada is reprehensible. As of yesterday, it has little worth in my mind anyway; it has become little more than a false, superficial honour bestowed on the most undeserving of individuals.