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Sunday, November 27, 2005


Shotgun readers may be pleased to know that the loudest boos that I heard at the Grey Cup game today occured when Paul Martin came out to perform the ceremonial coin toss at the start of the game. The jeers and boos at his expense were really loud and quite noticeable inside B.C. Place Stadium, and that may not have come across on television.

Posted by Rick Hiebert on November 27, 2005 in Sports | Permalink


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This is kind of cute. Lots of comments today about the "BOOOOOOOOO" heard round B.C. Place Stadium. With all the yackity yack about the "absurdity" of linking the LIberal Party with organized crime (however you choose to define it) this... [Read More]

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Hopefully it was more than just Albertans. Wish I could' been there! Oh well. BOOOOOOOOOOO anways.

Posted by: Cheri | 2005-11-27 10:07:00 PM

The booing was clearly audible on TV.

Interestingly, PM had to be reminded to shake the EDMONTON eskimos players hands after he had already shaken the MONTREAL Alouette's hands.

Anne McLelland must have had a heart attack.

Posted by: Gord Tulk | 2005-11-27 10:26:12 PM

CTV reports: http://tinyurl.com/9t62n

"Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean got a warm greeting from the crowd of 59,195, but when Prime Minister Paul Martin stepped on the field, there were resounding boos."

The Tronna Star makes no mention of it.

Posted by: Scott | 2005-11-27 10:59:14 PM

It’s funny how the booing wasn't mentioned on the CBC or any of the other Liberal controlled media. Liberal party strategists messed up big time sending the PM to see teams from the two provinces that despise him the most. Martin must have been fuming.

Posted by: Jessie | 2005-11-27 11:49:42 PM

The offical CBC spin will no doubt be that only the Redneck Albertans were booing, everyone else was saying "Boo-urns. Boo-urns."

Posted by: underemployed buddha | 2005-11-28 12:46:15 AM

I saw it, I heard it, I gloated. Just deserts for Dithers. The gg gal was way over her head, she was looking for kuddos at a party the was NOT given for her. Pathetic.

Posted by: jema54j | 2005-11-28 1:00:53 AM

There was something conspicuously un-festive about Martin's appearance at the Grey Gup proceedings, but his last-minute decision to cancel his scheduled grin-and-dance with the Black-Eyed Peas is entirely to his credit.

Even politicians have limits. I am surprised at the connection in the first place, though.

Posted by: EBD | 2005-11-28 3:49:48 AM

EBD I tried to reach you on your email but all attempts returned Message Failed. I would like to talk to your friends in the Military. I got your message,

Posted by: AsISeeIt | 2005-11-28 4:36:22 AM

I noticed somthing similar a while ago with Ann McLellan in Edmonton, where she regularly gets loudly booed when introduced at large sporting events. Then I would watch one on CBC TV and the sound would disappear after her name was announced.

Thanks for pointing this out, Rick.

Posted by: Kevin Steel | 2005-11-28 6:44:05 AM

I hate defending the CBC...but to my immense surprise they mentioned the "jeering" on their broadcast last night. Carole MacNeill showed the footage (which had very audible booing) and mentioned it. I guess they felt they had to report it, since the Grey Cup is a CBC production.
The best part was the look on Martin's face! What a great last full day in government....for a while anyways.

Posted by: Charlotte | 2005-11-28 7:30:26 AM

Charlotte: the CBC probably pointed it out to see how evil Westerners are. To an Eastern audience, those "boos" are a rejection of their benificient corporate dictatorship. Well, when they're right, they're right. Stupid Easterners.

Buddha: well said!

Posted by: Scott | 2005-11-28 7:50:19 AM

I agree with Mr. Hiebert. I too, thought it was in extremely poor taste, to have a man that is in many canadians eyes not a person in good standing! He has misled, canadians into believing that he's SORRY for the sponsorship fiasco!! We all know he's not, He doesn't have to be. The Gomery inquiry basically cleared him of any wrong-doing! At the time this all happened, he was the finance minister. I don't see how anyone could find him NOT responsible! The average canadian in his position would be sent to jail for such an act!!!

This time when you vote, WAKE UP CANADA!!!!! For the sake of this country's future, WAKE UP, before it's too late!!!!

Posted by: Trish | 2005-11-28 8:26:11 AM

Excuse me, Scott? I'm an Easterner (an actual maritimer, rather than an Upper Canadian) and I don't appreciate being called stupid!
Please spare me the insults. This East Coaster would've been booing as loud as everyone else, had I been there!

Posted by: charlotte | 2005-11-28 8:40:07 AM

Charlotte: I apologize. I should not use the term Easterner so indiscriminately. Maritimers are as much victims of Ontarian greed as Albertans and Westerners are. In the future, I won't use the term. Stupid Ontarian will do for me.

Posted by: Scott | 2005-11-28 8:53:14 AM

BC Fans booing Dithers - these are the people responsible for giving us Svend Robinson, Herb Dhaliwal, and Ujjal Dosanjh. Nice of them to finally wake up I guess

Posted by: John Brown | 2005-11-28 9:12:58 AM

It was unanimous at breakfast at the diner this morning. The head of the CBC should be charged with treason for corrupting the morals of our youth by selling them into prostitution, live from coast to coast at dinner time on Sunday, with their half-time pornography extravaganza. Either that, or we're going to have to start a civil war and take their lives by force.

Posted by: Vitruvius | 2005-11-28 12:13:07 PM

CBC Radio played the Booing segement over and over today here in "The People's Republic of Windsor Ontario".
The local communist rag "The Windsor Star" had anarticle that the voters are angry and want to vote now!!!!!!!!!!
Funny the experts claim we want to wait until after the holidays.Poppycock!

Posted by: Simeon | 2005-11-28 3:49:09 PM

Hey I'm from the Rock and half my family votes for the socialist bastards! Stupid Easteners!

Posted by: Greg | 2005-11-28 4:02:37 PM

" The Gomery inquiry basically cleared him of any wrong-doing!" Re: Martin.
Martin was "cleared" by the Gomery report only in a narrow, legalistic sense by Judge Gomery. Martin has not been cleared in a political sense. Martin was a member of Chretien's cabinet before, during, & after the AdScam sponsorship scandal. If Martin had a shred of honour & decency, a shred of respect for the tradition of the entirety of cabinet responsibility,an iota of respect for Canadians, Martin & the entire cabinet would have resigned.The Librano$ made & continue to rule without authority. For more, see:

The Gomery Deception


Posted by: maz2 | 2005-11-28 4:05:45 PM

Hey John .. you forgot Heddy Fry .. great piece of work she is.

As long as we are making Easter distinctions.... I am originally from Northern Ontario (live on the nut coast now though) and where I come from they are lot more like Albertans than the girl men and manly girls from Southern Ontario.

laugh with me at

Posted by: Duke | 2005-11-28 4:33:24 PM

Hey Greg,
I'm from the district of Burin-St. Georges where they have elected a Liberal for 50 out of the 60 years NL has been in confederation. The result: lowest rate of university grads, highest un-employment rate in Canada and the poorest constituency in Canada. Hey wait a ,minute, "We're number 1, we're number 1!"

Growing up I always had a funny feeling I didn't belong. I even asked my mother if I was adopted. I couldn't get a job teaching kids summer sports for the minimum wage in 1988 of $4.75/hour. Now I live in Alberta and have my own company. What does this say about me and those that are left behind?

Posted by: Lemmytowner | 2005-11-28 6:32:23 PM

martini had to have been aware his reception would not be warm. Anne got her boos in Edmonton at the Indy race.

Posted by: Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man | 2005-11-28 8:17:02 PM

Ya, Scott. Smarten up or we'll tell the world you vote Librano$ and live in Torana, Ontario.

Posted by: maz2 | 2005-11-28 8:29:03 PM

maz2: NO! NO! Anything but that!!!

Posted by: Scott | 2005-11-28 8:31:07 PM

Conduct showing a disgraceful lack of respect for PM Dithers.

Has anybody contacted Bono for his take on the matter?

Posted by: SJD | 2005-12-01 11:44:22 AM

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