The Conservatives lying had said elect us and we will be different from the other parties.. dream on… next the reality was, is otherwise..
“A Quebec federal Conservative Minister apparently helped his girlfriend’s mother get a 50,000 thousand dollar Job for 3 years?? ” and why does this remind me of the bad Liberals?
Clearly Bad Conservatives who still do hire their unqualified friends, are the same as any bad Liberals
2: “Scheduling official business to coincide with Conservative party fund raisers Ottawa Spending Scandal – A Case of Institutionalized CorruptionBy Myles Higgins Tuesday, June 17, 2008 Thanks to widespread press coverage of the government spending scandal in Newfoundland and Labrador, with former provincial politicians and cabinet ministers winding their way through the courts for allegedly misusing constituency allowances, the report this week in the Toronto Star highlighting federal spending practices has a distinct ring of familiarity to it.
According to the news agency, federal Cabinet Ministers are making a practice of conveniently scheduling official business to coincide with Conservative party fund raisers and then claiming travel costs. The result: You and I pay for the expense out of our tax dollars while the Conservative Party of Canada reaps the benefit from the fund raising efforts.
The investigation highlights several trips made by a multiple Cabinet Ministers including Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn, Defense Minister Peter MacKay as well as Ministers Jim Prentice, Stockwell Day, Chuck Strahl and Gary Lunn. This kind of misuse of taxpayer’s money is a familiar happening to the folks in Newfoundland and Labrador but that’s where the similarity ends.
As soon as the situation was uncovered in Newfoundland and Labrador the government’s top cabinet Minister was immediately fired, resignations were tendered, in both government and opposition ranks, a police investigation ensued and charges were laid. The reaction from the Harper government is simply to… well, actually there has been no reaction from the Harper government unless you count offhand comments from representatives who simply qualify their actions by saying, “… this is the way it has always been done and the Liberals did it too”. Now that’s a novel defense. That one was tried in Newfoundland and Labrador as well. Court dates were still set.
The Prime Minister for his part appears to have lost his voice and is once again displaying an inability to make the “tough” decisions that need to be made by a responsible leader who has the best interests of constituents at heart rather than those of his party and political future.
For nearly two years Stephen Harper and Danny Williams have made no secret of how completely opposed to one another’s points of view they are. It seems that when it comes to the misappropriation of public funds their individual approaches are no different. One took the actions required to clean up government, the other, who ran on a platform of clean government, refuses to even awknowlege anything is wrong.
When elected officials spend countless thousands in tax dollars to attend party fund raisers it’s a situation that should raise the ire of all taxpayers, especially those who don’t support the party in question but who, through this backdoor practice, end up helping to fill party’s war chest.
The following Toronto Star excerpts speak volumes about the immoral and unethical practices taking place in Ottawa and being tacitly condoned by the Prime Minister.
The Star easily found 25 examples of Tory ministers mixing fundraising and department business, each trip typically costing taxpayers several thousand dollars. The federal Conservatives – elected on promises to be squeaky clean – are using government resources to help fill their election war chest. When Peter MacKay flew to British Columbia in January, he split his time between government business and two Tory fundraising gigs. Taxpayers footed the bill.
When then-Indian affairs minister Jim Prentice flew to Nova Scotia to meet with provincial chiefs, he headlined a Conservative fundraising dinner in Prince Edward Island. Taxpayers paid for the trip. When Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn jetted off from a Quebec fisheries forum to attend a government meeting in Manitoba, he also guest-starred at a local Tory fundraising banquet.
Hearn was also in Nova Scotia and attended a fundraiser. Total cost (for Hearn’s travels): about $5,500. Stockwell Day (public safety); Chuck Strahl (Indian affairs) and Gary Lunn (natural resources) gave keynote speeches at the conference, and the theme was getting ready for the next election. Strahl billed taxpayers about $5,000 for a five-day period that included the Tory conference. His expense report says he had “First Nations meetings” in Vancouver. For the Conservative party, the trip cost nothing, though about $40,000 was raised in Victoria and Kelowna. Lunn’s expense reports show a $10,000 expense for several trips in a short period, leading up to the conference, and ending in British Columbia.
His assistant, who typically travels with him, shows on her expense report a $5,000 bill to taxpayers for a five-day period that includes the three-day conference in Harrison Hot Springs. Former Indian affairs minister Prentice, a Calgary MP who is now industry minister, travelled in February 2007 to Nova Scotia to take part in negotiations with Mi’kmaq chiefs in the province. He then attended a Conservative fundraising dinner in Malpeque, P.E.I. According to reports disclosed by the department, the total cost for Prentice and his political aide for the eastern trip was just under $7,000. A charter flight was included; the documents don’t explain the destination.
The regularity of these trips and the huge amount of money both expensed and raised, to help fill Conservative coffers, make the fridge magnet purchases and charitable donations of disgraced and criminally charged Newfoundland and Labrador politicians pale by comparison.
When political mishandling of public money became known in Newfoundland and Labrador sweeping new spending controls were put in place. A full investigation was undertaken by the Auditor General and charges were laid. The position of the Newfoundland and Labrador government was clear, clean up the mess and let the chips fall where they may. Stephen Harper’s silence and total inaction over Ottawa’s misuse of public funds is clear indicator of his government’s position.
In the first quarter of 2008, the Conservative party has raised $5 million – outstripping both the Liberals and NDP with a dollar ratio of about five to one.”
Now the Conservatives ironically are even collecting and next wasting more of the money donated , to pay for TV, radio adds to overcome the bad images Canada Wide too that the free news reports rightfully have given them. Would be for them ,the Conservatives. now wiser, and cheaper firstly not to do these bad things.
The expenses scam Jun 18, 2008 04:30 AM In an investigative report this week, the Star’s Kevin Donovan exposed a duplicitous practice in which ministers in the Harper government combined official business with party fundraising so as to stick taxpayers with the travel tab for the entire trip. Indeed, Donovan even found evidence that the so-called government business appeared to be an afterthought to justify public funding of the travel costs to a Conservative fundraising event. When confronted with the evidence, the typical response from spokespeople for the government was that the Liberals did it too when they were in power. True enough. But Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised that his government would be different. For a year it called itself “Canada’s new government” to convey the message that it was squeaky clean and that everything it did would be transparent and above board. Whether it’s a time-honoured practice or not, it is just plain wrong to stick taxpayers with the travel bill for ministers to attend events designed to fill the party’s coffers. While it would be totally dishonest for a minister to “create” some government business in order to justify the cost of a fundraising trip, in practice it would be almost impossible for anyone to determine whether such official business is justifiable or not. And for that reason, when ministers commingle government and party business, it should be automatic that the government and the party split the cost of travel right down the middle http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/445008
Many many evangelcial pastors even do wrongfully still think that the citizens complaints about them is all a big joke, they laugh at it, mock them too. Don’t believe me, just do an internet search “Walter Kambulow” and see their poor responses to his writings. Pastors falsely think they are above the law and yet many of them have, do threaten to sue you when you get too close and personal about them. They want it both ways, they cannot though. They the evangelical pastors firstly do need to get real, to act like real Christians firstly now and work for God rather then self. They seem to have nice cars, nice homes, great salaries, expensive perks, vacations too too many of them.. Pastors Jim Baker, Jimmy Swaggart was not the first or last pervert, crook.
Tory minister’s comment on jurist slammed Liberal MP complains to Speaker after Toews calls UN human rights commissioner a `disgrace’ Jun 18, 2008 04:30 AM OTTAWA–A senior Conservative cabinet minister says respected Canadian jurist and rights advocate Louise Arbour is a “disgrace.” Treasury Board President Vic Toews heckled a Liberal MP who was questioning whether the government had ordered representatives to refrain from any public praise of Arbour on the occasion of her pending retirement as the United Nations high commissioner for human rights. Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay complained to the Commons Speaker on a point of order. She quoted Toews as saying “She is a disgrace” and immediately asked Toews, a former justice minister, to retract the remarks. He refused to back down. Instead, he clarified his remarks to say he believed Arbour’s statements “with respect to the state of Israel and the people of Israel are in fact a disgrace and I stand by those words.” The unofficial transcript, known as the “Blues” – which is subject to modification by members of Parliament and rarely quotes hecklers – recorded Toews’ comment as: “Shame on her.” An angry Hall Findlay later suggested Toews’ views were probably shared by a majority of members of the Conservative party. “You can have differences of opinion but when you make a completely personal attack, I think it’s appalling,” Hall-Findlay told reporters. She said Conservatives have portrayed Arbour’s comments “completely out of context.” Arbour, a former judge on the Supreme Court of Canada and a former international war-crimes prosecutor, will step down as the United Nations high commissioner for human rights at the end of her four-year term on June 30. During that time, she clashed with the United States for practices such as water-boarding of suspects in its “war on terror.” Arbour recently sparked protests when she praised the launch of a new Arab human rights charter that included a call for the elimination of Zionism. During the 2006 war in Lebanon, she warned killings of innocent civilians in Lebanon and Israel could amount to war crimes. Rumoured to be a potential Liberal candidate in the next federal election, Arbour criticized the government decision to side with the U.S., Australia and New Zealand and to vote against the UN declaration on rights for indigenous peoples. She also called the cancellation of the $2.7 million Court Challenges program, which funded equality challenges under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, “disappointing.” Dimitri Soudas, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, said: “The government hasn’t always agreed with all the positions she (Arbour) has taken. Nevertheless we’ve clearly praised what an accomplished career she’s had.” http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/445150
Immoral Conservative Ostriches, war mongerers, cannot refute the fact Israel had immorally targeted the bombing of innocent Christians in Lebanon to put pressure on the terrorists. And Tony Blair and US president George Bush too had falsely allowed it, but I did not, I had objected rightfully to all too.
Vancouver Sun - 2 The drug sweep, dubbed Project Spring Clean, was the result of warrants issued following an extensive, five-week investigation. Officers said there were significant arrests for marijuana grow-ops and crack houses; 12 crack houses were shut down, …
Police arrest 120 in drug, gang sweep Globe and Mail
I SIMPLY SEND AN EMAIL, I PUT IT INTO CLEARLY WRITING, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT.