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Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Goodale won't go
"Finance Minister Ralph Goodale says he will not step down during a criminal investigation into an alleged leak of an announcement on income trust taxation rules."
Perhaps Regina voters should take the decision to "step down" out of Mr. Goodale's hands?
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The Liberals just lost the election. Enough Canadians are going to see that if they re-elect the same gangsters again and again no matter what they do, then the gangsters will do no matter what.
Posted by: Bob & Ulli | 2005-12-29 5:18:59 AM
This merry-go-round of graft and corruption isn't about to end, get used to it. As the saying goes, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. The West Wants Out.
Posted by: Western Canadian | 2005-12-29 6:58:32 AM
Yeah, Western Canadian, it's a shame those bastard Torontians are going to re-elect Ralph Goodale.
Posted by: Say What? | 2005-12-29 7:39:45 AM
Athough I am disgusted with Ontario voting liberal, Alberta is also not perfectly clean. The problem is the corrupt RCMP wont find anything as long as the Liberals are in power and the OSC wont do a serious investigation. However, Alberta's security commission is famous for refusing to investigate corruption even when connected parties in the US are going to prison. I for one will no longer invest anything traded in Canada.
Posted by: Perkunas | 2005-12-29 8:30:47 AM
Don't count on Regina voters to remove Ralph no matter how corrupt he is. Ralph's riding is in the "Parliament" or Liberal/Socialist area of Regina.
As for the RCMP investigating the income trust scandal...isn't it laughable that the law enfocement arm of the Liberal Party will be investigating themselves. Another waste of taxpayer money for a result we already know.
The only way to catch these crooks is to have an independent investigation done by the American Securities Commission. But, then again, isn't everything that is wrong in Canada the fault of the Americans?
Frankly, Paul Martin and Ralphie wouldn't get very far pulling stunts like this in the U.S. America has built-in checks and balances for this very sort of corruption; conversely in Canada, we have Liberal appointees to watch over us. Aren't we special!!!
Posted by: Old Mother | 2005-12-29 10:46:29 AM
Goodale will be exonerated (by the RCMP wing of the Liberal party) and Harper will be sharply criticized for his unfair and unfounded accusations (by MSM).
Goodale will be re-elected, and we will get another Liberal government.
Wanna bet, anybody?
Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2005-12-29 11:50:30 AM
"The Liberals just lost the election." Bob and Ulli, if it wasn't so tragic, I'd laugh. Liberals won't stop voting Liberal just because one Liberal got caught and refuses to take responsibility. Remember the Liberal outrage over Gomery? Me neither.
SW, I grew up in Sask, and just worked there this summer. They'll reelect Goodale, because they're insane socialists. WC's right, anyone voting Liberal isn't doing so for rational reasons; it's ideological or fear-based. Mere corruption can't provide enough of a motivator. Alberta should separate.
Posted by: Tozetre | 2005-12-29 11:55:27 AM
He may go.
But he will have to be crowbarred.
The US investigative bodies have been alerted.
If the the RCMP caught wind of a U.S. investigation into the matter the RCMP would have no choice but to announce an investigation of their own hopefully before the U.S. announcement goes public.
If an international investigation is what's in the works, Goody would be advised to resign.
You know a la fellow liberal criminal Moe Strong hiding out in Haiti.
Posted by: richfisher | 2005-12-29 1:04:32 PM
Posted by: Western Canadian | 2005-12-31 12:16:12 AM
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