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October 15, 2008

Canada’s federal election fiasco repeats itself

Filed under: News and politics — thenonconformer @ 1:23 pm
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The Quebec vote strongly suggests Harper still doesn’t have an innate feel for the aspirations of that province or he really does not care to have one.  “The Bloc got another break when Stephen Harper made a statement pushing for teens who commit serious crimes to serve jail sentences in adult prisons. Mr. Duceppe slammed the Prime Minister for delivering “fresh meat” to prison pedophiles and sending young criminals to “the university of crime.”” http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/election-2008/story.html?id=882332
 
Now really How can a now Alberta, redneck that was personally now even raised in Montreal, Quebec,  now get it so wrong, did he accidently offend the people of Quebec or did he do so knowingly because he not care if it did cause he was trying to please so hard his hypocritical, Conservative rednecks of Alberta, who do emphasize now wrongfully now the letter of   the law over the  spirit of the law.. for now when there is an increase of  problem children, juvenile diligent  it is the parents firstly who have to take the majority of the blame and not the children. Surely the self professing Christian evangelical, Alliance church,  Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper knows this from his own personal Bible readings? (Prov  22:6 KJV)  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

“It is historical fact, reinforced again this week, that Quebeckers have always voted for a party led by a Quebecker when confronted with a choice between such a party and one led by someone from outside the province… It is always possible that this pattern of not preferring one of their own could be broken, but it hasn’t been for 141 years….  It is also an  historical fact, reinforced again this week, that the rest of Canada  have always voted for a party led by a English speaking person when confronted with a choice between such a party and one led by someone from outside the province who cannot speak English properly, something the dumb Liberal party falsely had overlooked…  And after the Tories’ poor showing in the province in Tuesday’s election, many Quebec Conservatives believe Mr. Harper needs the Premier more than Mr. Charest – who is running high in the polls before a possible spring election – needs him.  The criticism has allowed Mr. Charest to position himself as a defender of Quebec’s interests who doesn’t owe anything to the regime in Ottawa.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/
 
Still  the Quebec province could not remain silent on key planks of the Conservative election platform, such as life sentences for young offenders and cuts to arts programs.

 

More minority government.  Conservatives win about 37 percent of the votes, a one percent gain only  since 2006. Liberals win 26 percent, down 4 percent. Liberals have worst showing in 20 years., BQ win 10 percent-  no change-, and  NDP win 18 percent of the votes , another 1 percent gain . But the NDP made significant gains mostly in Ontario. Lowest voter turnout in history, for $290-million federal election
  
PROJECTED NATIONAL STANDINGS Polls In: 308/308
Party Elected Leading Total
143 0 143
76 0 76
50 0 50
37 0 37
2 0 2
0 0 0
 

Conservatives humbled, they still would still need opposition party support to govern. Canada’s third minority government in four years. Harper’s Conservatives defeated a Liberal minority government in the January 2006 election.  The Bloc Quebecois won about two-thirds of the Quebec province’s 75 seats on Tuesday as it repeated its 2006 success and kept its stranglehold on the province.  Canadian International Trade Minister Michael Fortier lost his bid to win a seat in Parliament in Tuesday’s election, initial projections showed. As expected, the Liberal’s star candidate, 36-year-old Justin Trudeau, son of the late prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was elected in his riding of Papineau, giving the party a boost to its sagging fortunes in Quebec. Disgraced former foreign minister, Maxime Bernier was easily re-elected in the Beauce with 63 per cent of the vote, despite being embroiled in the Julie Couillard affair.   Fortier, a member of the unelected Senate upper chamber, was trailing badly behind a candidate from the separatist Bloc Quebecois in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Whether he makes it back into government is now in considerable doubt.  Voters shut out the Conservatives from two of Canada’s major cities for a second consecutive election last night, when the Tories failed to secure a single seat in either Toronto or Montreal.. The Liberals have elected or are leading in 21 Toronto ridings, and the NDP in two, while the Conservative party has been shut out of Canada’s largest city yet again. NDP got one seat in Montreal and the Liberals got 15. Almost all of the past Conservative Cabinet Ministers were re-elected. New Democrats across Canada had heightened expectations for the elections on Monday night that were dashed when the ballots were finally counted. Liberal Bob Rae   elected twice in the same year. Rae took the riding in a byelection on March 17 and was declared the winner tonight after about a fifth of the polls were counted. Michael Ignatieff also took his riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore with about 47 per cent of the vote, with 50 of 261 polls reporting.  Rae and Ignatieff are considered front-runners if Stephane Dion’s leadership is challenged. Political observers have said Dion could face some pressure to resign if the Liberals fail to win about 90 seats, The Liberals are expected  to take about 76 seats.  Former Liberal leadership candidate Martha Hall Findlay took her seat in Willowdale and Gerard Kennedy took Parkdale-High Park from the NDP. Nova Scotia has elected its first Independent MP since 1874. Federal Liberals all but faded from Manitoba’s political landscapeTuesday, clinging to one seat following a fierce fight with the Conservatives and the NDP. Saskatchewan was awash in Tory blue Tuesday night with voters in the province strongly backing their incumbent Conservative MPs. Tories   make almost a clean sweep of all 14 ridings in southern Alberta – Big deal! They make enough noise about it still too.The NDP challenger Linda Duncan  in Edmonton-Strathcona bumped off four-time incumbent Tory Rahim Jaffer, preventing a Conservative sweep of Alberta. The Tories now hold 22 of 36 B.C. seats, up five from the last election.   They took ridings from both the New Democrats and Liberals but boosted their share mostly at Liberal expense. The Liberals went from seven to five seats but managed to hang on to three out of four core ridings. The New Democrats won in nine ridings, down one from their result in the 2006 election.   In the 2006 election, the Liberals sent 20 MPs to Ottawa from Atlantic Canada, while the Conservatives won nine seats and the NDP three. At press time the Liberals were elected or leading in 16 seats, the Conservatives had a small boost to 11 seats, the NDP had four and Bill Casey chalked one up in the Independent column.Voters in Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley are sending ex Conservative Bill Casey back to Ottawa for a fifth consecutive term.  The longtime MP made headlines last June when he voted against his party on a budget bill, saying it denied Nova Scotia benefits promised in an offshore deal. He was promptly kicked out of the Conservative caucus. Gerry Ritz, the federal agriculture minister who came under fire for cracking jokes about listeriosis, has reclaimed his seat in Saskatchewan. Canadians have elected a record number of women  68 to the House of Commons.

 

 

Majority Is Seen as Unlikely for Canada’s Conservatives   October 14, 2008  OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s gamble that forcing Canada into its third election in four years would give him firm control over Parliament seemed to be falling short on Tuesday.  Polls leading into the vote had indicated that his Conservatives would return to power, but that they would again find themselves relying on support from the opposition to get legislation passed.  And early returns from Atlantic Canada, where polls closed first, showed the Conservatives leading or elected in 21 parliamentary districts, to the Liberals’ 28 seats. The Conservatives were shut out in Newfoundland and Labrador.  But the Atlantic provinces were not expected to back Mr. Harper’s party, and Danny Williams, the Conservative who is prime minister of Newfoundland, had vigorously campaigned against the federal wing of his party because of a dispute over oil and gas rights. After taking power in 2006, Mr. Harper set a fixed election date, an idea introduced with fanfare but abandoned last month when he called this election.  It appeared that he was relying on the strong economy, as well as disarray in the opposition Liberal Party, to secure the parliamentary majority he was denied in the last election, in January 2006.  Mr. Harper was blindsided, however, by the turmoil that has swept international financial markets. Canada’s banks have avoided the troubles experienced of late in the United States and Britain, but the Toronto Stock Exchange has gyrated with its counterparts elsewhere. Mr. Harper made an undesirable situation worse for his party by projecting a nonchalant attitude.  During a debate, he found himself on the defensive after saying, “What Canadians are worried about right now is not the job situation, not losing their home like in the U.S.” Their concerns, he added, were limited to their investments. Later, in a television interview, he suggested that the world’s economic problems might not be all bad. “I think there are probably some gains to be made in the stock market,” he said. Canadians do not vote directly for a political party or the prime minister, but elect a local member of the House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament. For Mr. Harper to achieve a majority in Parliament, it was essential for him to improve his party’s standing in Ontario and Quebec, which control 181 of the 308 seats.  The current economic uncertainty has been a particular concern in parts of Ontario where industries rely heavily on exports to the United States. A rise in the value of the Canadian dollar over the past two years made many of those factories much less competitive. The economic slowdown in the United States has aggravated the problem. Peter Donolo, a former official in a Liberal government who now is an executive of the Strategic Counsel, a polling firm, said the perception of Mr. Harper in Quebec reversed during the campaign, from a 60 percent approval rating to a 60 percent disapproval rating. “The support just evaporated,” Mr. Donolo said. “He chased away Quebec votes kind of offhandedly.” French-speaking Quebecers reacted poorly to suggestions by Mr. Harper that artists were members of the elite who spent too much time at government-financed galas.  A proposal to stiffen penalties for young people who commit crimes also found little following in the province.   The New Democratic Party, supported by organized labor and led by Jack Layton, steadily rose in most polls during the campaign.  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/15/world/americas/15canada.html?ref=world

 MONTREAL — Liberal Leader Stephane Dion found himself an unlikely ally Friday as he dealt with the aftermath of a botched English-language interview in Halifax — Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe. Duceppe came to Dion’s defence after the Conservatives manhandled the Liberal leader over the garbled interview and declared him unfit to lead the country. Dion tripped up during the interview with CTV Atlantic on Thursday and excerpts of his linguistic fumbles were later broadcast despite assurances made to the Liberals the flubs would not be aired. The Conservatives wasted no time lambasting Dion, with Leader Stephen Harper linking Dion’s language woes to his ability to lead. But Duceppe called Harper’s comments a “low blow” during a radio interview in Montreal. The Bloc leader says Harper’s comment only illustrates the “double standard” that exists in Canadian politics that requires French-speaking politicians to be fluently bilingual while English-speaking politicians can get away with mangling French. “I think it’s just unacceptable to criticize Mr. Dion’s English,” Duceppe said.  “I think when we compare Mr. Dion’s English with the French of other English leaders or ministers . . . I think he’s getting better.” http://www.edmontonsun.com/canadavotes/news/2008/10/10/7047636.html

How Harper fell apart
London Free Press, Canada –  By GREG WESTON, Sun Media It was the eve of the pivotal leaders’ debates when a group of Liberal strategists gathered to quickly draft a plan for Stephane
New Harper image didn’t cut it with Atlantic vote
TheChronicleHerald.ca, Canada –  By MARILLA STEPHENSON Staff Columnist Atlantic Canadians slammed the door against Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s second serious crack at a majority

Untill all parties start to care about all the voters this predicted fiasco repeats itself

 and it was really dumb to make a person  a Liberal chief too who cannot speak english.

And all persons are merely dreaming that the new Parliament will next usher in an era of co-operation between both the governing party and its opponents as long as Stephen Harper is around. That is not his style for he clearly and wrongfully loves to be a bully, to body check others.  And Harper now will clearly have to endure the successes and failures of minority government again by his own poor contributions to it .

June 15, 2008

News Editors Canada, Bell sympatico

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Bell Sympatico had  falsely suspended my Internet contract recently to likely avoid a lawful  lawsuit from me. Instead now I find it ironic that Bell is being sued, Bell is facing a class action suit,  about the same time they Bell had falsely cut of my internet services,  with a Bell false excuse as well, Bell is being sued  by the others and they are asking for the same amount of money, damages that I  am personally asking them rightfully for too, about 2500 dollars specifically for Bell Sympatico’s  unacceptable breaches of my ISP contract obligations the last many years.. See my post, notes on Contract law.
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/basic-contract-law/
   
 Me I am still always rightfully actively resistant  to all of the  abusers, bullies, liars, even to the Church, GOVERNMENTAL, CORPORATE, POLICE  oppressions. etc., still too.
 
I clearly do believe in the right of everyone to speak, to speak out as well,  and to be equally heard by all, so we can all judge what has been said if it is appropriate and we can next corresponding act upon it, even in the church, in the government, on the internet now too. Exemplary Public exposure and prosecution of these real bad guys serves as a best deterrent to all too. Free speech and whistle blowers help to make this happen too and bad guys wrongfully do not like this.. to bad for the bad guys.. and doing nothing about bad guys helps to makes it all worse.. so do something, write to the news editors, elected officials now too even if the bad guys do not like this.. Do it as well…      
  
Do even write about bad cops, bad pastors, the usless CRTC, and usles federal Minister of Industries, Consumer Affairs.  
            
News Editors Canada

The Advocate (Red Deer) < editorial@reddeeradvocate.com >
Alaska Highway News (Fort St. John) < ahnews@awink.com >
Alberni Valley Times (Port Alberni) < avtimes@shaw.ca >
The Beacon Herald (Stratford) < bhletters@bowesnet.ca >
Brandon Sun < cbrown@brandonsun.com >
Calgary Herald < letters@theherald.canwest.com >
Calgary Sun < callet@calgarysun.com >
Camrose Morning News < info@camrosemorningnews.com >
Cape Breton Post < news@cbpost.com >
Capital Xtra (Ottawa) < letters@capital.xtra.ca >
CBC National < national@cbc.ca >
The Chatham Daily News < news@chathamdailynews.ca >
The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax) < letters@herald.ns.ca >
The Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) < letters@chroniclejournal.com >
Cobourg Daily Star < editor@northumberlandtoday.com >
Cranbrook Daily Townsman < editorial@dailytownsman.ca >
Daily Courier (Kelowna) < John.Harding@ok.bc.ca >
The Daily Gleaner (Fredericton) < news@dailygleaner.com >
The Daily Graphic (Portage La Prairie) < editor.dailygraphic@shawcable.com >
Daily Herald-Tribune (Grande Prairie) < frinne@bowesnet.com >
Daily News (Amherts) < dcole@amherstdaily.com >
The Daily News (Halifax) < letterstoeditor@hfxnews.ca >
Daily News (Nelson) < ndnews@netidea.com >
The Daily News (Truro) < mturner@trurodaily.com >
The Daily Observer (Pembroke) < editor@thedailyobserver.ca >
The Daily Press (Timmins) < editorial@thedailypress.ca >
Edmonton Journal < letters@thejournal.canwest.com >
Edmonton Sun < mailbag@edmsun.com >
The Evening News (New Glasgow) < dglenen@ngnews.ca >
The Expositor (Brantford, ON) < expnews@theexpositor.com >
Fort Frances Times < mbehan@fortfrances.com >
Globe & Mail < letters@globeandmail.ca >
The Guardian (Charlottetown) < letters@theguardian.pe.ca >
The Guelph Mercury < editor@guelphmercury.com >
The Hamilton Spectator < letters@thespec.com >
The Intelligencer (Belleville, ON) < newsroom@intelligencer.ca >
The Journal-Pioneer (Summerside) < info@journalpioneer.com >
Kamloops Daily News < kamloopsnews@telus.net >
Kimberley Daily Bulletin < bulletin@cyberlink.bc.ca >
Kingston Whig-Standard < whiged@thewhig.com >
Kitchener-Waterloo Record < letters@therecord.com >
Lethbridge Herald < dawn.sugimoto@lethbridgeherald.com >
The Lindsay Daily Post < lineditorial@thepost.ca >
The London Free Press < feedback@lfpress.com >
Maclean’s Magazine < letters@macleans.ca >
Medicine Hat News < mdhletters@medicinehatnews.com >
Metro < letters@metronews.ca >
Metro (Ottawa) < ottawaletters@metronews.ca >
Metro (Vancouver) < vancouverletters@metronews.ca >
Miner & News (Kenora, ON) < minerandnews@norcomcable.ca >
Montreal Gazette < letters@thegazette.canwest.com >
The Nanaimo Daily News & Free Press < dnews@island.net >
National Post < letters@nationalpost.com >
New Brunswick Telegraph Journal < newsroom@nbpub.com >
North Bay Nugget < news@nugget.ca >
Northern Daily News (Kirkland Lake, ON) < news@northernnews.ca >
The Observer (Sarnia, ON) < editorial@theobserver.ca >
Ontario Farmer Daily (London, ON) < ontariofarmer@wwdc.com >
Ottawa Citizen < letters@thecitizen.canwest.com >
Ottawa Sun < oped@ott.sunpub.com >
Packet and Times (Orillia, ON) < newsroom@orilliapacket.com >
Penticton Herald < editor@pentictonherald.com >
Peterborough Examiner < letters@peterboroughexaminer.com >
Prince Albert Daily Herald < editorial@paherald.sk.ca >
The Prince George Citizen < letters@princegeorgecitizen.com >
The Prince Rupert Daily News < prdnews@citytel.net >
The Record (Sherbrooke) < smccully@sherbrookerecord.com >
The Recorder and Times (Brockville, ON) < editor@recorder.ca >
Regina Leader-Post < letters@leaderpost.canwest.com >
The Reminder (Flin-Flon) < reminder@mb.sympatico.ca >
The Review (Niagara Falls, ON) < editor@nfreview.com>
The Saskatoon Star Phoenix < spnews@SP.canwest.com >
The Sault Star < ssmstar@saultstar.com >
St. Thomas Times-Journal < news@stthomastimesjournal.com >
The Standard (St. Catharines, ON) < kreid@stcatharinesstandard.ca>
Standard-Freeholder (Cornwall, ON) < news@standard-freeholder.com >
Sudbury Star < editorial@thesudburystar.com>
The Sun Times (Owen Sound, ON) < news@thesuntimes.ca >
The Telegram (St. John’s) < letters@thetelegram.com >
The Times-Herald (Moose Jaw)< editorial@mjtimes.sk.ca >
Times & Transcript (Moncton) < news@timestranscript.com >
Toronto 24 hours < 24news@tor.sunpub.com >
Toronto Metro < letters@metronews.ca >
Toronto Star < lettertoed@thestar.com >
Toronto Sun < editor@tor.sunpub.com >
Vancouver Courier < editor@vancourier.com >
The Vancouver Province < provletters@png.canwest.com >
The Vancouver Sun < sunletters@png.canwest.com >
Victoria Times Colonist < letters@tc.canwest.com >
The Walrus < letters@walrusmagazine.com >
Welland Tribune < tribme@wellandtribune.ca >
The Western Star (Cornerbrook) < rsweetapple@thewesternstar.com >
The Whitehorse Star < letters@whitehorsestar.com >
Windsor Star < letters@thestar.canwest.com >
Winnipeg Free Press < letters@freepress.mb.ca >
Winnipeg Sun < editor@wpgsun.com >
Xtra (Toronto) < letters@xtra.ca >
Xtra West (Vancouver) < XWeditor@xtra.ca >
Yukon News < rmostyn@yukon-news.com >    

Complain  for a bad start to the useless CRTC »www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/welcome.htm ,
Competition Bureau »www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/epic···/en/Home ,   
  
Complaint to the Local MP’s,
 
Premiers  of all the provinces too
 
mpremier@gov.ab.ca
premier@gov.bc.ca
premier@leg.gov.mb.ca
Premier@gnb.ca
premier@gov.nl.ca
floyd_roland@gov.nt.ca
premier@gov.ns.ca
rwjghiz@gov.pe.ca
premier@gov.sk.ca
dennis.fentie@gov.yk.ca
compbureau@cb-bc.gc.ca
info@ccts-cprst.ca
infomgs@mgs.gov.on.ca
ccbbb@canadiancouncilbbb.ca
»https://www.premier.gov.on.ca/feedback/feedback.asp
»www.premier.gouv.qc.ca/premier-m···en.shtml
CorrespondenceMinister@ic.gc.ca

http://thenonconformer.tripod.com/index.html

 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/bell-internet/

When I go public I often get threats of a lawsuit, not just the politicians sending the police to my door, but I do not back off, and I always seem to tell them to go ahead.. the lawsuit will give the matter more publicity too.. and they back off.

   

Can anyone sue for defamation of character/libel/slander for PERSONAL statements made even on the Internet? But if it’s true there is no CASE for defamation or slander. And if it is NOT true they still will have to show specific, related proof of actual damages, not just some supposed potential damages. Furthermore the law still requires that they do reply to all allegations in the manner they had firstly have received them immediately too, within a reasonable period of time, and if they have not bothered to deny, reply to, to object any of the charges of wrong doings, allegations initially, after a reasonable period of time, a maximum of 6 months they not longer can do so, for now it is accepted they are true.

Do ALL stop being sue crazy or nicky picky too.

Because even many managers in Canada, the government too  are not honest, do not tell the truth, they often also do lie as to the actual reasons their product prices are going up, and/or the quality of their services are going down, thus they are still helping to put themselves out of work, out of business eventually and to be rightfully dismissed too.

http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/this-next-was-so-predictable-even-by-me-too/

 http://thenonconformer.tripod.com/index.html

 “If you were half as good at running a company as you were at lobbying, maybe you’d have a better network,”  Quebecor executive vice-president Luc Lavoie who took a shot at the quality of Bell Canada’s cellphone service: . http://news.aol.ca/article/telecom-summit/258999/
   
 The future is wireless, some would say  and the  past way they have mismanaged their past land line, ISP services too,  clearly indicates they will do it also next with the wireless services too at the users, customers expenses…
  
Recent discussions by both Bell and Rogers on their Corporate need  to get more and more money, with even any excuse, still out of consumers, and to throttle the downloads,  only all clearly confirms the reality as to how poorly managed these same companies in reality are still.. They too now have been wrongfully over subsidized by the CRTC, the Canadian  federal governments now too… now it is rather time the citizens got the break, protection.
   
Reality- Dirty Dirty Bell Sympatico …the most abusive Corporation, firm I have dealt in Canada in my lifetime. Paul Kambulow
 

 Not acceptable, and Comments are not  needed  FOR THERE IS NO WAY TO DISPROVE THE TRUTH..

 

 

 

 

 

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