Canadians Stand With You
Wall Street Journal | 3/28/03 | Stephen Harper, Stockwell Day
Today, the world is at war. A coalition of countries under the leadership of the U.K. and the U.S. is leading a military intervention to disarm Saddam Hussein. Yet Prime Minister Jean Chretien has left Canada outside this multilateral coalition of nations.
This is a serious mistake. For the first time in history, the Canadian government has not stood beside its key British and American allies in their time of need. The Canadian Alliance -- the official opposition in parliament -- supports the American and British position because we share their concerns, their worries about the future if Iraq is left unattended to, and their fundamental vision of civilization and human values. Disarming Iraq is necessary for the long-term security of the world, and for the collective interests of our key historic allies and therefore manifestly in the national interest of Canada. Make no mistake, as our allies work to end the reign of Saddam and the brutality and aggression that are the foundations of his regime, Canada's largest opposition party, the Canadian Alliance will not be neutral. In our hearts and minds, we will be with our allies and friends. And Canadians will be overwhelmingly with us.
But we will not be with the Canadian government.
Modern Canada was forged in large part by war -- not because it was easy but because it was right. In the great wars of the last century -- against authoritarianism, fascism, and communism -- Canada did not merely stand with the Americans, more often than not we led the way. We did so for freedom, for democracy, for civilization itself. These values continue to be embodied in our allies and their leaders, and scorned by the forces of evil, including Saddam Hussein and the perpetrators of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That is why we will stand -- and I believe most Canadians will stand with us -- for these higher values which shaped our past, and which we will need in an uncertain future.
Messrs. Harper and Day are the leader and shadow foreign minister, respectively, of the Canadian Alliance.
They missed out on that warmongering episode but with Iran just on the horizon, I think Canadians should be wary about giving this government a majority. There is also the fact that nothing can stop a majority government from joining a war, and Harper & Co still believe in what the US is doing in Iraq.
Well there are other reasons also, such as Day's possibe law breaking, Harpers penchant for appointments, stacking committees, broken promises, etc., etc., etc.. Recommend this Post
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Canadians Stand With You
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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Over three years ago, The Honourable Stephen Harper, then leader of the Opposition, made a promise to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
He promised: "We will remove non-renewable natural resource revenues from the equalization formula".
He also sent the people of Newfoundland and Labrador a pamphlet in the mail.
He said, "There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept." he said, "No small print. No excuses, No caps."
He said it as boldly as you see it here. That's what he said. That was his promise.
On the 19th of March 2007, in his second budget, The Right Honourable Stephen harper, Prime Minister, broke that promise.
It was a promise that he made in the pamphlet. He stood on two election platforms and said it to our faces. He wrote it in letters over and over again. It was a simple, unequivocal promise.
And he broke it.
"There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept"
Which leaves us with a simple, unequivocal question.
Where does that leave us? Not just us, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, but us - we - the people of Canada?
Because if we can't accept at face value the promise of our prime Minister, then who can?
Can the people of the Atlantic provinces? Or Saskatchewan? Or, yes, even the peoples of British Columbia and Alberta? Because all of you have had promises made to you of one sort or another and all of you should now be asking what those promises are worth.
A promise made should be a promise kept. And as Mr. Harper pointed out, there is no greater fraud than a promise not kept.
And when our Prime Minister won't keep a promise as simple as the one he made to us, it's not just the people of Newfoundland and Labrador that lose.
We all Lose.
Thought it would be interesting if everyone saw this who does not buy newspapers. Recommend this Post
Monday, March 26, 2007
Toronto Centre Nomination Meeting.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 475 Yonge Street
(at Wood Street, one block north of Carlton Street)
Renewals are open between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Speeches begin at 4:30 p.m.
Voting will be open from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
GET OUT and VOTE!
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Thursday, March 22, 2007
I find it quite absurd that people of Spain feel they have any shred of credibility when it comes to protesting the killing of animals such as seals for economic purposes, in some cases survival.
If you don't agree with this analysis, then have a look at what Spain itself is guilty of and its not for survival but sport!
Keep in Mind all of the following countries allow bullfighting: Spain, Portugal, France, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, China, USA and Venezuela. Strange how many of these are protesting the seal hunt.
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Monday, March 19, 2007
Minister of Defence Gordon O'Connor, former military lobbyist has apologized for lying/misleading the house with regard to his assertion that the Red Cross would report to Canada about allegations of abuse of detainees handed over to the Afghan authorities by the Canadian Forces. Good for him. Would have been better had he understood what is going on in Afghanistan in reality, seeing he is the Minister of defence.
He still hasn't explained or apologized for asserting that Canada is in Afghanistan for retribution of 9/11. Still waiting on that one. Recommend this Post
Sunday, March 18, 2007
St. Patrick is believed to have rid Ireland of snakes but the truth is that Ireland has never had snakes and St. Patrick is also probably a myth. When you tell one lie, it leads to another, I guess.
What he actually did is practice religious intolerance towards pagans whose symbol is sometimes a snake. St. Patrick got rid of a group of people's religous beliefs. Not much cause for celebration unless you are a christian missionary nor right wing rapture freak.
Last night, I drank to the fact that the Pope no longer has domination of Emerald Isle, and my Irish brothers and sisters.
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May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.
Here's to me, and here's to you,
And here's to love and laughter-
I'll be true as long as you,
And not one moment after.
Here's to you and yours
And to mine and ours.
And if mine and ours
Ever come across to you and yours,
I hope you and yours will do
As much for mine and ours
As mine and ours have done
For you and yours!
Health and life to you;
The mate of your choice to you;
Land without rent to you,
And death in Eirinn.
Here's a toast to your enemies' enemies!
When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's all get drunk, and go to heaven!
Here's to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer—and another one!
Here's to our wives (or husbands) and girlfriends (or boyfriends):
May they never meet!
Saturday, March 17, 2007
And I am not impressed.
Mr Baird has said that Dions carbon budget is a cash grab Notice just saying cash grab and not whose cash he is referring to. Apparently Baird thinks its okay to blow our cash but hands off of industry's.
The liberal plan requires that POLLUTER PAY whereas the conservative plan is to make TAXPAYERS PAY money to industries that are posting multiple billion dollar profits.
Why should my tax dollars go to an industry in which I am not employed, own no stocks in, and goes against all my principles? I think more people should be asking why its okay for Canada's "New Government" to hand over cash to an industry posting profits that many countries have never had in their coffers?
If I were to go and but a pair of jeans, should I be expected to send a cheque to the clothing company to subsidize the cost of cleaning up the left over denim? Of course not, its part of the price of doing business. Then why is it ok for big oil to increase cancer levels, destroy the landscape and pump an obscene amount of pollution into our air and then expect money from our pockets to clean up the mess left by their bad business model? There is absolutely no reason why we should. Which is why people should not support the CPC in the next election.
I find it hilarious that Mr. Baird expects to be taken seriously on the environment. This is the same man that is in cahoots with climate change deniers. His only way of dealing with the issue of the environment is to reissue liberal programs because if you don't believe in climate change, how can you expect to address it? Only one way, use programs from people who do understand it.
This situation is confusing. Since when did the CPC think it was ok to waste taxpayers dollars? I always though they were against this especially with their feigned outrage as of late with anything to do with spending of it. The conservative party of low tax and small government is gone. The conservatives are now blowing our cash on everything they can to buy our votes and promote "an image" of being stewarts of thge environment and and the government itself is as large if not larger than ever.
If you care about your money being wasted on companies who can more than afford to pay for their own mess 5 times over then squarely plant your foot in the ass of your CPC MP/candidate in the next election. Recommend this Post
Thursday, March 08, 2007
And on top of that he was representing Harper while registered to lobby the PMO. Now the lawyer, Manny Montenegrino, is lobbying the PMO and representing the PM, Baird, and Poilievre due to his penchant to mouth of lies about the Liberal Party (he claimed there are extremists in the Liberal party).
What kind of sordid mess is this? How many conflicts of interest are there in this situation? I dunno, maybe something like if you screw over my chef I will do something on your two issues dealing with sport fishing. Maybe if you clear Poilievre's name there is something in it for you? As well, from yesterday, Baird's lawyer, the same Manny Montenegrino, is lobbying the environment department, the very department his client is the minister of.
Isn't this what the accountability act was supposed to stop? The cozy relationship enjoyed by lobbyists and the PMO was the reason cited by Harper with regard to criticisms of the former Liberal government for the creation of the Accountabilty act. The very act they are currently acting in spirit of even before it passes.
Instead we have an orgy occurring where everyone gets a go with a lawyer named Manny Montenegrino. This government has achieved the same level of dubiousness they associated with the liberals in just 1 year that took the liberals 13 years to get. Who in their right mind wants more of this? Can you imagine the goings on if Harper got his majority? Recommend this Post
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
In Opposition, the Conservatives railed against what they considered to be a way too cozy relationship between lobbyists and the Liberal government.
They made the Federal Accountability Act and its changes to lobbying rules the centrepiece legislation of their first year in office.
So why did John Baird's lawyer (retained last month over problems as a provincial PC MPP) register as a lobbyist just four days after sending a letter on Mr. Baird's behalf?
I won't comment on the environmental degradation experienced from the Harris years that saw the environmental works of a province (Ontario) that had once led the country in matters of environmental quality hit rock bottom due to partisan initiatives and deregulatory fervour. Oh well, looks as though I did anyhow.
Four days after the letter was sent, on Feb. 9, Mr. Montenegrino registered as a lobbyist for the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association, listing Environment as one of the government institutions covered by the registration. His issues were listed as two private members bills.
Where's the accountability? I wonder who does our "new" governments advertising and is it the same ones who produced those attack ads? Strange We have to ask ourselves these things, seeing we have an accountability act.
Act, of course, being the key word. Act in this case meaning pretending to have certain qualities or state of mind.
They could have at least pretended long enough to get their majority but pigs are pigs and boy do they get hungry and the trough is so full. Recommend this Post