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September 3, 2009

Peter MacKay Conservative MP


First  Peter  Mackay says election will delay vital projects Calgary CTV – Defence Minister Peter Mackay came out strong on Thursday saying Canadians don’t want another election and if the opposition forces one, the economy will suffer

Next what Canadians and what economy is he talking about ? his own? or that of his family?


Tory minister Peter MacKay non-compliant with ethics code …The Canadian Press – ‎ OTTAWA —   A spokesman for Defence Minister Peter MacKay says the politician wasn’t in compliance with the federal ethics code when he served as an officer in two of his father’s companies.  Dan Dugas says MacKay was “non-compliant” with the Conflict of Interest Act, which forbids ministers from serving as a director or officer in a corporation.


MacKay’s business holdings could be conflict of interest: Critics Calgary Herald – OTTAWA — The federal ethics commissioner is examining whether Defence Minister Peter MacKay put himself in a conflict of interest by failing to declare his role in business operations of his family that stand to benefit from a multimillion dollar federal investment he announced last week. MacKay, who is also the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced $7 million in federal subsidies for sustainable forestry sector development that could benefit woodlot owners such as Beaver Lumber Company Limited, which is owned by the minister’s father, Elmer MacKay. The minister was also a director and officer of the company and vice-president of a similar business called Lorne Resources Company Limited.  critics were skeptical about MacKay’s apparent memory trouble. “It smells bad,” said Megan Leslie, the NDP MP for Halifax. “Do you think he forgot that his dad owned thousands and thousands of acres of woodland in Nova Scotia? I think it would be tough to forget that. My mom’s a nurse, I tend not to forget that.” When there are funding announcements that will impact your family’s life, (or) potentially your assets, your life, we have a right to know that,” she said. “This is why we have these rules, so we know where Canadians’ money is going, where our tax dollars are going and who it’s going to benefit. We want it to benefit Canadians, not just a couple of families.” 


MacKay Accused of Ethics Violations 580 CFRA Radio – – A Halifax newspaper is accusing Canada’s defence minister of violating the code of ethics for federal cabinet ministers.  The Halifax Chronicle is reporting Peter MacKay never declared his role in two family companies. The paper says that until Wednesday, MacKay was the vice-president of Beaver Lumber, and one of the directors of Lorne Resources.  Both of the businesses were owned by his father, former federal cabinet minister Elmer MacKay. The Conflict of Interest Act for federal ministers forbids them from serving as a director or officer in a corporation or from managing or operating a business.


Duff Conacher, the co-ordinator of government watchdog group Democracy Watch, said that Dawson has reasonable grounds to launch a formal investigation.”He (MacKay) obviously knew throughout the whole time that his father had a forestry company and that his family did, and so he would then have been involved in decisions that could further private interests of himself, his family, his friends, which is breaking the fundamental good government law,” said Conacher.


What the  Federal Cabinet Ministers really now worried about losing their incomes? What incomes?


oh yeah I forgot that I  had two secret bank accounts too? and what else?


“MacKay non-compliant with ethics rules: ” ” I know a lot of people who forget they are either a director, or an officer, of a company. Then they forget if the company is still in business. This is the type of person who is running our military, he will probably forget he is in charge and then forget that the military is still active.” ” Why am I not surprised that a Conservative MP has violated ethical guidelines? We need to dump this crowd. ” “Maybe he’ll just forget he’s a politician and get lost.” The quicker the better too.
 Peter McKay now if you cannot manage properly your own simple personal portfolio how can you be considered for or manage any cabinet position then?

Tory cabinet minister Peter MacKay fined $200 for breaching ethics  The Canadian Press – HALIFAX, NS – Canada’s ethics commissioner has fined Defence Minister Peter MacKay $200 for breaching the federal code of ethics.

This was  an example of Conservative accountability? well then it is a big farce as well..

“I take him at his word that it slipped his mind.”  Dementia at that age?  what about if he next forgets to come to work altogther ..

 just a typical Conservative slip up too..

Conservative MP, Andrew MacKay, has been surrounded by controversy regarding his expense claims. MacKay is married to fellow Conservative MP, Julie Kirkbride and it appears that both of them were claiming second home expenses.
The Conservatives have fallen in Quebec and they can’t get up. The Conservatives have caused the BQ to benefit as a result too.
Canada’s Defence Minister denies knowledge of torture, of Canadian complicity in the torture of Afghan detainees who had been turned over to Afghan authorities, makes him NOW EITHER A LIAR OR CLEARLY A VERY POOR MINISTER. Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismissed the demand for a torture
and why does Peter  also object to any alcoholics on social welfare being made to attend mandatory AA counselling as well?

No one, No one could automatically believe the police, RCMP unless


Slain jogger’s husband accuses police of lying.. The husband of Wendy Ladner-Beaudry, who was killed in a park on Vancouver’s west side in April, says police investigating the crime are playing games…   The RCMP contacted me some weeks ago and said to me that, essentially, they had exhausted their leads, that they need me to go back to the media and plead to the public to help us out,” he said.Beaudry said he was given the impression that if he didn’t make a public plea, the investigation would be over.”When somebody comes to me and says, ‘We are at the end of our rope. We need your help after five months of investigation’ … It really frustrates me.”But police are denying that they asked Beaudry to go public, saying they even cautioned him against doing that. 
Don’t worry Beaudry, no one believes what the RCMP says anymore. No one will believe them when they say you were lieing… Police playing games? Police are masters of the art. I have minimal faith in police officers telling the truth. They have their docturate degrees in lying, deceiving and denying (especially when they have crossed the line)….  With the RCMP’s track record lately, I know who I’ll believe.. 
Police never lies. Just look at Mr. Dziekanski welcome and follow up ‘explanations’.  Oh they had lied..  I have absolutely no confidence in the RCMP these days. I find it totally believable that they are lying about what they encouraged this guy to do. I’m thankful I live in a province that has its own provincial police. The RCMP needs a massive leadership overhaul and a thorough examination of its manpower. That situation will only get worse in the coming years. I wonder what happend with the other person who was killed around the same time, the homeless lady in Lighthouse park.. I suppose no one cares about her as she was not a “valuable member of society”..Sad! I’m not saying they’ve got an easy job, but way too many crimes go unsolved nowadays.
No one could automatically believe the police, RCMP unless they were fools..

If you did not know it I really do love to read often the insightfull readers comments at both the and the
Decades and decades later the police are still  covering up for their own again and again but the police are not the only bad professionals who do this these days as well, so do the Hospitals, doctors, nurses, civil and public servants, governments…

Conservatives, Expiry date- Expired


Alberta Liberals criticize severance pay. The province is paying out lavish severance packages to former executives at the same time it’s making cuts to the health-care system, Liberal MLA Hugh MacDonald charged Wednesday.  MacDonald took issue with a bonus recently paid to the former executive operating officer of Alberta Health Services, Paddy Meade.  Meade was paid $1.3 million for nine months on the job — the equivalent of two years’ salary and benefits. A $257,500 bonus was included in the payout, MacDonald said. The bonus is of particular concern to MacDonald. He believes Meade wasn’t in her position long enough to have an annual evaluation.”Yet they saw fit to give her the maximum amount for two years when they let her go after less than nine months’ service,” he said.

 “What kind of ‘idiots’ are running Alberta anyway?  Why would the people of Alberta keep voting for such an incompetent Party?   It is so obvious that the priorities of the Alberta ‘Conservative’ government are xxxx backwards. They need to be removed!!!!” “It’s pathetic. So sad to see how this government wastes money and props up their buddies leaving Albertans with a depleted Heritage fund, no money for infrastructure, and poor health care after 16 years of “boom” time. Can’t wait til the time is up for these clowns and their corruption is properly exposed. It’ll make the sponsorship scandal look like peanuts.” “This Stelmach Government has gone nuts.   No wonder Alberta’s deficit is $7 billion dollars but is exected to top $8 billion dollars.  Stelmach must be forced to resign.” ” It’s WAY past time that Slow Eddie and his gang of arrogant, self-entitled incompetents were shown the door by voters.   Albertans deserve intelligent, ethical leaders who are committed to democratic principles of transparency, openness, and public service. This Conservative bunch, like fish that’s stayed out of the fridge longer than it should, need to be escorted to the trash bin. Their knuckle-dragging ideology is far past its best-before date.” “I suggest to Mr. Liepert that he should offer voluntary retirement packages to himself and the rest of his crew before cutting funding to health care. These serverence packages are ludicrous and outrageous.”

” Friends of Medicare representatives argued the new panel is a “de-listing committee,” while the Alberta Liberals called the task force “health reform by stealth.” ” ” 90% working pooer Canadians can not afford private Health Care because they were not paid like Ralph Klien , Ed Stealmach, Ron Liepert or Mazankowski”,  ”   most Canadians need public Health Care, that is the only Care they will be able afford.”  “The main purpose of carrent Alberta Health Care reform is to distroy it, to make most Canadians suffer without proper medical attention” “Ralph Klien, Ed Stealmach, Ron Liepert and Mazankowski are fat cats and big friends American private medical system. They are doing everything in their power to make changes in Alberta Public Health Care for the worse. We should get rid of them or they will get rid of us and our children.” “When is the Alberta Government going to stop budgeting based on future prices of oil and gas? How is it we go from record setting surpluses and now we can’t afford education and health care? Give me a break. Lets toss these jokers to the curb and get intelligent people who can at least add two and two. For now I am just waiting for the PCs to start blowing up hospitals again in the continuation of King Ralph’s war on healthcare by King Eddy.” ” Trust me on this, Albertans (and all Canadians) don’t want the likes of Stelmach, Liepert, Graydon “redifining” the Canada Health Act! Get ” “Frustratingly, this government has been working in the shadows to strangle public health care with lies that it is not sustainable. Health care costs as a percentage of GDP have been very stable over the last 30 years.” ” Albertan politicians have always been pretenders. imposters, who look only after themselves  “
The Alberta health minister Ron Liepert is up to something, he has delisted chiropractic services and replaced regional hospital boards with a province wide super board that, among other things, suddenly decided this year we have a glut of nurses, not a shortage. Rumours of layoffs in health care got a boost last week when word came the super board, Alberta Health Services, is running a $1.3-billion deficit. Speculation of more delisting has been swirling since April when Premier Ed Stelmach said we’d know by the end of the year what other services will be cut.
and who can deny these negative realities..
You can also  tell a federal election is coming..
Construction of 16 nursing stations and health clinics in First Nations communities is underway across Canada, thanks to $135 million in federal funding, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Tuesday.
” I don’t think having access to health care is a case of special interest groups dictating. That is part of being a Canadian.  They are nursing and health clinics, that does not always mean access to a Doctor but to Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Basic health care. Any community I have lived in has had a hospital or clinics. Why would First Nations be any different or second class in their need for medical care?”    

 Time they all really cared about us all all the time too

(Prov 4:14 KJV)  Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15  Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16  For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. (Prov 5:22 KJV)  His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. (Prov 6:16 KJV)  These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
I have too often these days said can you believe anything an often bullying, bashing  Conservative  cabinet Minister says, does, too often now they lie and spin much too much.. and now that we all are likely facing another election they say look at how good we are today, but what about yesterday, many of us have bad memory of what they have been really like, had failed definitely lived up their own promises and our misled expectations of them too now.
Suncor Energy Inc. expects to shed 1,000 jobs by next month as a result of the company’s recent merger with Petro-Canada, the firm reported Thursday.  all very hard for the people who lost their jonbs now.. and watch how the Conservatives  they will spin that..
The Conservatives are warning that a fall election would kill a popular tax credit that allows Canadians to recoup some of the money they spend on home renovations while the Liberals are on record saying they will still honour this tax credit and that is good current good example how Conservatives  lie and spin the truth.. Over the summer the prime minister urged Canadians to take advantage of the tax credit, even though it hasn’t actually been approved by Parliament now he is the one who created the mess now too. The Liberals protest that this ploy is dishonest because even if they defeat the Tories on the budget motion they would reintroduce the measure and pass it should they win power. “This is just a Conservative game,” Liberal finance critic John McCallum said. “We are 100 per cent committed to the home-renovation tax credit and will ensure the appropriate legislation is there so people get their tax credit.”
Conservative MP Peter McKay says the election will hurt the economy, it is his economy he seems to be worried about too..


OECD report   suggested the Canadian economy would be the ugly duckling of the Group of Seven industrialized countries. The opposition Liberals,  said the report was further proof the Conservatives have mismanaged the economy.  Projection contradicts Bank of Canada’s forecast that Canada is already out of recession and will experience growth this quarter.


But  “Didn’t Harper and Flaherty say we were leading the Gloobal recovery?!!” Not rather in last place…


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