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Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Martin-McLellan flip-flop video
Deputy Conservative leader, Peter MacKay rose in the House today to speak of the contradictory positions given by PM Paul Martin and his Deputy PM Anne McLellan.
Posted by Stephen Taylor on October 26, 2005 | Permalink
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Notice, if you watch the video, that Stephane Dion who sits to the right and behind 'Landslide' Anne and was sent as an 'ambassador' to the West by PM Martin is listening to the conversation by way of French translation!
Doesn't Dion understand English?
Posted by: Speller | 2005-10-26 6:41:03 PM
Speller: well, it would explain why his ambassadorship to the West was a dismal failure. But then better people than he have had the same result.
Maybe it's because no one in the East cares a lick about what we have to say, think or do???
I think that even as a Province of Canada, Alberta's interests would receive more attention coming through the US Ambassador than through our elected representatives. Sad but true.
Posted by: Scott | 2005-10-26 6:49:36 PM
Martin is spouting this nonsense because he assumes that Being Anti-American will get him votes - in Ontario and Quebec. He desperately wants those votes. Anti-Americanism is like ice cream in Ontario and Quebec. That's why he said -that "The Evil Americans have to stop their evil guns from crossing the border'.
The fact that it's the Canadians who are smuggling and buying the guns, and Canadians who are using the guns, and Canadians who are killing each other - won't get him votes. But- blaming the Americans will.
Anne McLellan has to justify the billion dollar gun registry....which rumbles along in the background, providing Jobs For Liberals in the Maritimes.
Martin isn't focused on the West, because it doesn't have the votes.
As for Dion and Pettigrew - their English is worse than any European's. It's embarrasing to listen to either of them as representatives of Canada. Compare them with any European minister, whose English is always far better.
Posted by: ET | 2005-10-26 7:40:28 PM
often things get so loud in the House that you need to listen to the earpiece even if it's the language that's being spoken.
While you have the option of English or French translation... when the speech is in your language, the earpiece plays an amplified direct version.
Posted by: Stephen Taylor | 2005-10-26 7:55:17 PM
Thanks Stephen, I didn't know that. It goes a long way toward explaining why politians seem to have such tin ears when it comes to what the common man really wants and why they seem to be so hard of hearing in general.
Posted by: Speller | 2005-10-26 9:12:15 PM
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