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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Headline as slogan

This is all very interesting looking back at the Mulroney era.

James Travers in the Toronto Star: Not enough has changed in Ottawa

Yeah, Jim, maybe it is time to change things in Ottawa. Here's a thought. Why don't we start a movement to change things in Ottawa? Or a political party? A movement or a political party to reform Ottawa! We could call it... Oh... right. Forget it.

Posted by Kevin Steel on December 13, 2007 in Canadian Conservative Politics | Permalink

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I wrote to Travers some time ago and told him that he must Register as a Liberal Party Lobbyist -he
got quite upset and demanded an apology -if he was a real Reporter rather than a professional Red Machine bullshitter he would know that Martin Brian Mulroney could not and did not influence the purchase of Aerospatiale Airbus commercial aircraft,which were subject to much Air Canada review and inspection
and purchased because of technical excellence and
price.It was Mulroney and His PC Cabinet which cancelled the proposed Thyssen AG Krupp Manufacturing Plant focused on Guysborough NS because the venerable German firms had intended to market their Armored Vehicles to South Africa then subject to international boycott due to their racial policies -a boycott led by Canada under the direction of M.B. Mulroney PC,MP,QC. former Quebec Country Bumpkin. The Ethics Committee reminds one of the notorious Nazi People's Courts of Pre War and World War II Germany. Macleod

Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2007-12-13 8:39:18 AM


Travers has done his best to toss a little gas on the fire from his tiny tot throne at the Red Star but it's a meaningless shot. He is preaching to a choir for starters.

Things have change Jimby. I won't list all that Harper has done to date other than that he sure is making me proud. Just the other day he reopened Chalk River while squeezing the Liberal party gonads to supply a desperately needed product to the medical world.

The Liberals tried to put him in a no win. Under his watch the med scanners have would no juice, patients would die, if he orders up the juice his putting Canadians at risk, Canadian MIGHT die.

He did the right thing. He ended the situation immediately. Now there is little left to talk about unless there is a melt down which has a next to zero chance.

That is the kind of leader we have lacked for so many decades.

Things have changed Jimbo and that's only one example, there are others and many more to come.

Your are never going to get your senate seat dude.

Posted by: John West | 2007-12-13 9:38:45 AM


Agreed, Harper gets more impressive each day in his mandate -no question that he is the best Canadian Prime Minister in my lifetime-Agreed what the old Dominion has needed for many, many decades.he realized very quickly that AECL is loaded with Liberal Patronage Bureaucrats whose chief claim for employment is to be able to spell Chretien without laughing. MacLeod

Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2007-12-13 10:01:04 AM


Harper and supporters must keep up the good work in distancing themselves from Mulroney. He is tainted with accepting dirty money among other things. The MSM requires constant reminding that Mulroney hated: Manning, Reform, the West and that the current CPC has nothing to do with the Party that Mulroney drove into oblivion.

Posted by: John Chittick | 2007-12-13 10:43:48 AM


You of coiurse are right John -Mulroney leraned all about Ptronage and kickbacks at St.Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia "X" the bastion of Liberal Patronage instruction in the then Liberal Nova Scotia. Liberals controlled the Government of NS for seventy two continuous years,until Robert Stanfield aided by Dalton Camp Conservative,changed the political direction of the Province. But Mulroney and friends remained crass amateurs in operational patronage all their political lives. Patronage was introduced into the NS Liberal Party when it was founded in 1841, and remains steadfastly in place -just consider the Federal bureaucracy for a moment.Mulroney would have been better off to consider all Lobbyists as scum which we have done for many,many decades. Harper would be wise to forbid any and all Federal
bureaucrats toi have any links with Lobbyists whatever. MacLeod

Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2007-12-13 10:57:57 AM


Jack Macleod - he would know that Martin Brian Mulroney could not and did not influence the purchase of Aerospatiale Airbus commercial aircraft,which were subject to much Air Canada review and inspection

Come on Jack. Mulroney replaced the entire Air Canada board weeks before the Airbus decision was made. One of those put on the board was Frank Moores who had been working for Airbus as a lobbyist through GCI. The US State department suspected that Airbus was paying off Canadian officials. To say that Mulroney couldn't influence what a crown corporation bought is naive.

Posted by: O'REILLY | 2007-12-13 11:59:54 AM


The Libs , ND's and Blocheads are on a fishing expedititon by bringing Bernier into this mix that has nothing to do with Mulroney and Scheiber deal.

Why isn't there some action on the Schreiber perjury issue that Mulroney pointed out to the committee?

No one from MSM even mentions that in their post committee scrums.

Posted by: Joe Molnar | 2007-12-13 12:24:57 PM


Well, lookie here. Canada's version of a Fair & Balanced media:

"Conservatives Demand Answers from the CBC over Alleged Collusion with the Liberal Party"


OTTAWA - Today, former Liberal Cabinet Minister and current TVA journalist Jean Lapierre made shocking allegations about strategic collusion between journalists at the CBC and Liberal Members of Parliament at the House of Commons Ethics Committee.

According to Lapierre Liberal Members of Parliament asked former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney questions written by journalists at the CBC regarding any involvement in the spectrum auction for cellular and wireless devices.

"I knew all about those questions. They were written by the CBC and provided to the Liberal Members of Parliament and the questions that Pablo Rodriguez asked were written by the CBC and I can't believe that but last night, influential Member of Parliament came to me and told me those are the questions that the CBC wants us to ask tomorrow." (CTV Newsnet, December 13, 2007)

http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/000919.html

SELL THE CBC NOW!!!

Posted by: obc | 2007-12-13 3:49:13 PM


As a matter of fact the entire Borad of Air Canada was not touched much less "replaced" one of our Groups Board Members was on the Air Canada Board
-President of Air Canada Claude Taylor removed that Newfoundland Bumpkin Frank Moores who would not have known who the Wright Brothers were. I have been in the aircraft business since I was 18,I'm now 78, I know what I'm talking about -no one not even a fool like Mulroney could influence the Air Canada of the time. Taylor and Board would have laughed him out of the room. All Board Members were selected by the real Liberal Party of Canada
not the pervert dominated wreck of today, led by a French Army Deserter and bird brain. Go debate with your wife or boyfriend O'Really or just shut the fuck up. Macleod

Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2007-12-13 3:53:29 PM


Harper is so superior to any PM we've had in several decades there is no one to compare him to we can recall.
This is the reason we have so much vitriol being spewed by all Opposition parties and specifically the Liberals. It's the best example we have ever seen of desperation politics in this country.

Some of the members of the Liberal Party on the Parliamentary committee have little knowledge of the history and traditions of Canada let alone what happened under Mulroney's tenure. Those are the "Birds" being fed questions, Rodriguez was one example. Any Liberal with a shred of moral fiber wouldn't be stupid enough to be fed such crap.

The NDP are another matter. They're on a smear campaign and are not particular who they smear. They're putting up their newest acquisition Mulcair and he is loaded with verbal diarrhea, loves to spew it, and it's all because he's from Quebec and they want to flaunt it.
They're becoming more irrelevant every day.
Ditto the Blocheads.

Posted by: Liz J | 2007-12-13 4:58:38 PM


OBC,

Well, we always knew this but now we have solid proof. Questions now!

1. Is this illegal? (probably not)
2. Does this violate any sort of journalist oath or creed? (as if journalists ever had ethics!)
3. Does this violate the operating charter of the CBC? (I'll bet it does!)

Let's hope Harper can use this to pull the CBC's operating license. Do to the CBC what he just did to the leftoids at the Atomic Energy regulators.

I can see the sweat welling up on Manbridge's ample brow as I write this!

Epsi

Posted by: Epsilon | 2007-12-13 5:36:22 PM


epsi ~

Shouldn't the CBC reporters be charged with contributing to a political party without declaring their contributions? Aren't ordinary individuals limited in their financial donations under penalty of law?

It seems to me that the value of this assistance would far surpass the legal limits permitted!

THROW THE BOOK AT ALL OF THEM AS INDIVIDUALS!

Fine them for all they are worth!

Leftoids - one and all.

Posted by: obc | 2007-12-13 5:56:08 PM


Epsilon - 3. Does this violate the operating charter of the CBC? (I'll bet it does!)

No it doesn't. The CBC like all other licensed broadcasters in Canada is subject to the Broadcasting Act which the CRTC enforces. While you can debate the ethics of the allegation that Lapierre made, there certainly was nothing illegal done. The current Broadcast Act was passed in 1991 under a conservative government.

Posted by: O'REILLY | 2007-12-13 7:00:10 PM


I would think that the mandate of the CBC is to report the news and on occasion to indulge in commentary. If this allegation is true, the CBC is attempting to make news rather than report it. That is certainly something they should be brought up short for.

Posted by: DML | 2007-12-13 7:21:46 PM


Well, DML, they HAVE made news - just not in the way they intended. :)

Posted by: obc | 2007-12-13 7:24:12 PM


I'll bet the CBC has its own Act when it was created with its own regulations and penalties. It may have its own charter that sets out responsibilities and obligations that are different from a private broadcaster.

At worst, they have committed an illegal Act. At best they have violated corporate policies. In a company, a violation like this is grounds for dismissal and a lawsuit if shareholder value is compromised. In a leftoid company like the CBC, it is grounds for a bonus and promotion.

Sell the CBC. Sell it to Al Jezeera. The content won't change and we'll extort some money from the terrorists.

Epsi

Posted by: epsilon | 2007-12-13 7:44:29 PM


Harper is so superior to any PM we've had in several decades there is no one to compare him to we can recall.
This is the reason we have so much vitriol being spewed by all Opposition parties and specifically the Liberals. It's the best example we have ever seen of desperation politics in this country.

Some of the members of the Liberal Party on the Parliamentary committee have little knowledge of the history and traditions of Canada let alone what happened under Mulroney's tenure. Those are the "Birds" being fed questions, Rodriguez was one example. Any Liberal with a shred of moral fiber wouldn't be stupid enough to be fed such crap.

The NDP are another matter. They're on a smear campaign and are not particular who they smear. They're putting up their newest acquisition Mulcair and he is loaded with verbal diarrhea, loves to spew it, and it's all because he's from Quebec and they want to flaunt it.
They're becoming more irrelevant every day.
Ditto the Blocheads.

Posted by: Liz J | 2007-12-13 8:14:56 PM


Just read the link and one thing jumped out at me.Travers opens up in his first two paragraphs about the crap that goes on in Ottawa,citing both parties. Then the rest of the piece shits on the Harper gov't. Fair and balanced, I tell you.When is anyone going to ask KHS if he has had any dealings with the libs,or is that another 'nothing to see here folks,please move on' media non-event?

Posted by: wallyj | 2007-12-13 8:31:03 PM


Completely off topic. It is taking me almost as long to type in the hidden numbers to post as it is to write the post. Is anyone else having problems,or am I just getting old?

Posted by: wallyj | 2007-12-13 8:33:25 PM


wallj:

Something seems to be going screwy with the system. Not only am I seeing more double comments, but I just went in to clear the spam filter and noticed it has picked off quite a few legitimate comments over the last few days. (The evidence of frustration is there; I can see a few of you have tried repeatedly to post the same comment, and the filter snagged it each time.) Not completely sure what's going on, but I'll look into it.

Posted by: Kevin Steel | 2007-12-13 8:59:22 PM


Cheers and thank you.I MAY STILL BE YOUNG.Back to reality though.Where are my glasses?

Posted by: wallyj | 2007-12-13 9:14:08 PM


>"The US State department suspected that Airbus was paying off Canadian officials."
O'REILLY | 13-Dec-07 11:59:54 AM

The US State department doesn't know shiite from shinola and hasn't since before FDR was President.
(FDR allowed the US State department to become riddled with Communists)

>"The current Broadcast Act was passed in 1991 under a PROGRESSIVE government.
O'REILLY | 13-Dec-07 7:00:10 PM

There, fixed it for ya.
(sure, Oh Really, you're a 'conservative')/
snicker

Posted by: Speller | 2007-12-16 2:17:44 AM



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