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June 16, 2010

We need full ACCOUNTABILITY , TRANSPARENCY, AUDITS

 

We need full ACCOUNTABILITY and TRANSPARENCY especially from this Canadian Conservative Government. This is tax payer’s money, not a general slush fund for the elected, hired. Where are the full audits on any and also on all of  the really big Governmental spending that Canadians mostly aren’t allowed to know about from their own governments? Federal, provincial and Municipal as well,  And now do the ‘whole’ job . DO ALL receipts and all expenses, or get out of the way! Audit the MP’s, audit the Fake lake, the $1.2 Billion summit fiasco in the armed camp, do really audit any and all of the BIG SPENDING Harper Government on the $100’ Billions they’ve also likley wasted over the last 4 1/2 years.  All THIS sis still not   good enough. There needs to be provisions to allow for a forensic audit of individual MPs if anything suspicious comes about from the performance audit. We also all do want real accountability. We do  also  like to see people go to jail if they misused any money. Good members should all anyway voluntarily submit to an audit. The names of those who do not should be published and reviewed in full. All this now should be common place and accepted Parliamentary procedure too. So where is it?

People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/06/15/parliament-expenses-ag-fraser.html

We are  astounded that each MP has not already been, annually, audited. 20 years? Are you serious? These are all public employees, and should be treated as such!

We do have a right to know. We demand it rightfully too now. And what does the con Harper have to hide that his government will not allow it? He asked the same thing of the previous Lieberal government. Imagine that – the Cons the MP’s now are blocking the FEDERAL AUDITOR GENERAL from looking at individual MP’s expenses. Are they afraid that the AUDITOR GENERAL will find something untoward in her audit.  Whatever happened to “transparency” and “openness”? That was  just a line of BULL that these parliamentarians give in order to get elected, but rarely do, did  they allow  “transparency” and “openness” as we know, see. 

1. It’s our money.
2. If the expenses are valid, there’s nothing to worry about.
They should audit every MP individually. They are spending our money, and we all  want to know how.  “Every other department of government gets audited, so it should be no different for MP’s. After all they work for us and we have every right to know how their spending (our) money.”
  “I would have a simple website where you could click on the name & face of each and every MP and have a page that lists all their claimed & approved expenses refunded with out tax dollars. If they are avoiding putting the expenses out in the open, then there is obviously something they do not want the general populace to know.  “
  
 

WHAT THE LIEBERALS, CANADIAN CONSERVATIVES DO NOT SAY ABOUT ISRAEL

 

 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/jews-arabs-none-of-them-politically-correct/
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JEWS ARE NO LONGER GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE. It is a lie  that Jews are still God’s chosen people and many people falsely still do embrace and teach this also is    a lie that Christians should support the State of Israel (Zionism).  The Bible clearly teaches that God’s true Jews today now are the Christians:

a.      “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God. ” (Romans 2:28-29)
b.      “Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God [Christians]. ” (Galatians 6:15-16)
c.       “for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh, ” (Philippians 3:3)

   Even the apostolic fathers of the first and second century  believed and taught “replacement theology”:

https://asposed.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/jews-are-no-longer-gods-chosen-people/
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All former or ex Jews  who solely   now call themselves Christians are the true fulfillment of Old testament, God`s plan for the ages!
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There still is no New Testament substantiation by God, Jesus, Apostles for Israel’s right to return to the promised land in 1948 after God himself made Israel, Jerusalem desolate and dispersed them world wide in 70 ad.
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The European Union, in line with international law, does not recognise Israel’s sovereignty over the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967, namely the Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem,  or the Syrian Golan, it  does not consider them to be part of Israel’s territory , irrespective of their legal status under domestic Israeli law. The Union has made it clear that it will not recognise any changes to pre­ 1967 borders, other than those agreed by the parties to the Middle East Peace Process.  Consequently, all illegal settlers should be repatriated back to Israel, ­ all 500,000.
https://asposed.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/there-is-no-new-testament-substation-by-god-jesus-the-apostles-for-israel-right-to-return-to-the-promised-land-in-1948/
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Israeli media reported that Caterpillar is suspending the delivery of tens of D9 bulldozers – valued at $50 million – to the Israeli military.  This represents a significant step towards holding Israel accountable for its use of Caterpillar bulldozers, which are provided at U.S. taxpayer expenseas military aid, to commit human rights violations.  This news comes in the midst of a civil trial in Israel brought by the family of Rachel Corrie, an American student activist, who was crushed to death in 2003 by a Caterpillar D9R bulldozer while nonviolently protecting a Palestinian home from demolition by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in Rafah, Gaza. 
 http://revolutionaryfrontlines.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/holding-israel-accountable-%e2%80%93-stop-the-delivery-of-new-caterpillar-bulldozers-%e2%80%93-what-you-can%c2%a0do/
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It can always be said by the false deniers, Jewish supporters that that photographs of civilians killed were fabricated. The Palestinians’ accounts can be dismissed as lies, intrigues of Hamas, embellishment or, at best, facts taken out of context since the Jews   after all, are afraid of what Hamas, Arabs, others would do to them if they told the truth.
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Canada’s PM Stephen Harper says he loves the Jews and hates the Russians should note this that Vladimir Lenin was of Jewish Ancestry as were now MANY if the Communists SUPPORTING HIM..  yes,  most of the leading Communists who took control of Russia in 1917-20 were Jews. Leon Trotsky (Lev Bronstein) headed the Red Army and, for a time, was chief of Soviet foreign affairs. Yakov Sverdlov (Solomon) was both the Bolshevik party’s executive secretary and — as chairman of the Central Executive Committee — head of the Soviet government. Grigori Zinoviev (Radomyslsky) headed the Communist International (Comintern), the central agency for spreading revolution in foreign countries. Other prominent Jews included press commissar Karl Radek (Sobelsohn), foreign affairs commissar Maxim Litvinov (Wallach), Lev Kamenev (Rosenfeld) and Moisei Uritsky. “The 62 members of the [Central] Committee were composed of five Russians, one Ukrainian, six Letts [Latvians], two Germans, one Czech, two Armenians, three Georgians, one Karaim [Karaite] (a Jewish sect), and 41 Jews.”The Extraordinary Commission [Cheka or Vecheka] of Moscow was composed of 36 members, including one German, one Pole, one Armenian, two Russians, eight Latvians, and 23 Jews.”The Council of the People’s Commissars [the Soviet .government] numbered two Armenians, three Russians, and 17 Jews.”Ac.cording to data furnished by the Soviet press, out of 556 important functionaries of the Bolshevik state, including the above-mentioned, in 1918-1919 there were: 17 Russians, two Ukrainians, eleven Armenians, 35 Letts [Latvians], 15 Germans, one Hungarian, ten Georgians, three Poles, three Finns, one Czech, one Karaim, and 457 Jews.” [Lenin] was the great-grandson of Moishe Itskovich Blank and the grandson of Srul Moishevich Blank. His mother was daughter of a rich Jewish family He married  Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya  a Judeo-Bolshevik,  a  Jewish woman.The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia’s Early Soviet Regime is an established fact.. Yes the  Bolsheviks, a small movement guided by the teachings of German-Jewish social philosopher Karl Marx, succeed in taking control of Russia and imposing a cruel and despotic regime on its people..”The Bolshevik Revolution,” declared a leading American Jewish community paper in 1920, “was largely the product of Jewish thinking, Jewish discontent WITH THE EXISTING CHRISTIAN RELIGION, Jewish effort to reconstruct.” Russian-born Jewish writer Sonya Margolina goes so far as to call the Jewish role in supporting the Bolshevik regime the “historic sin of the Jews.”   Under the Communists’ rule   anti-Semitism, it spread rapidly after the Revolution — partly because of the prominence of so many Jews in the Soviet administration, The whole record of Bolshevism in Russia is indelibly impressed with the stamp of alien invasion. The murder of the Tsar, deliberately planned by the Jew Sverdlov (who came to Russia as a paid agent of Germany) and carried out by the Jews Goloshchekin, Syromolotov, Safarov, Voikov and Yurovsky, is the act not of the Russian people, but of this hostile invader Many Jews were eliminated next from the Party too by Lenin… http://www.jewwatch.com/jew-leaders-lenin.html
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Britain’s Conservative party Prime Minister David Cameron said “The situation in Gaza has to change. Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp.” The Turkish-sponsored Gaza flotilla  intercepted by Israel  at sea were   victims of Israeli oppression. “The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla was completely unacceptable. And I have told PM Netanyahu we will expect the Israeli inquiry to be swift, transparent and rigorous.” Cameron still  demands that Israel abandon its “occupation” of Gaza. “Israel has listed those things that it will not allow in, which should lead to increased humanitarian capacity in Gaza. That has a very long way to go, and everybody knows that we are not going to sort out the problem of the Middle East peace process while there is, effectively, a giant open prison in Gaza.”
 

 

 

 Israel’s many too many present Human rights violations, one sided resolutions, acts, and their  lack of diplomatic acts, lack of political negotiations even these days is ludicrous and they all falsely tend to be masked by: their claims of their own security interests, plus the GROSS DISTORTIONS  THAT Israel over all  is under attack, that  Israel is acting for the good of the country, the Problems also always lie with the international Communities and not Israel, that any criticism is a threat to Israel is anti-Semitic, that any “emotional blockade”, an economic, cultural and political boycott of Israel, is a collapse of Israel’s status in the world, that any criticism of the Jews  is anti-Israel, or the too often false statement that  Israel really only wants  PEACE and not   more land, that Israel presently is  not empire building NOR FORCING THEIR RELIGION ON OTHERS . Now Israel undeniably, clearly they do for  SURE seem to use a HEAVY, UNDERHANDED ways TO GET their PEACE, in using their supposedly natural right to defend themselves AS MANY OF US TOO OFTEN CAN still rightfully see. The often immoral, murderous persons of  Israel who kill innocent citizens   included they too  must understand that the ends never do  justify the means they use to get there.. and  that their  eye for an eye approach which too often now goes to extreme is also  idiotic..  http://mccainvrsobama.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/even-as-to-the-promised-land/
 
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military said  that it had indicted “a number of” officers and soldiers for their actions during Israel’s three-week offensive in Gaza in the winter of 2008-9 Also Charged by Israeli military. Sharpshooter faces manslaughter in death of Palestinian in a group with white flag,, UN Gaza flotilla probe to begin Former International Criminal Court president Philippe Kirsch to head committee investigating deaths of nine Turkish citizens in clash with Israeli naval commandos. Just a speck of the vast iceberg of unacceptable Israeli abuses.
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CANADA’S PRIME MINISTER’S STEPHEN HARPER’S ONE SIDED SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL  OVER PALESTINE CLEARY TO GET THE JEWISH VOTES IS IMMORAL  as well.. Why Isn’t Anti-Palestinism Condemned as a Hate Crime? Now a Jewish state was formed, but at whose expense?
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 Israel has finally breached the few limits it itself has formerly set up for itself as an occupying state, and defied all the restrictions of international law that would require it to provide for the safety and welfare of the occupied population.  http://gazasiege.blogspot.com/2009/02/return-to-gaza-amira-hass.html
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Israel’s Gaza blockade ‘not sustainable’: G8 TORONTO, Canada — Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip is “not sustainable” in its current form and must be changed to allow more aid through to its Palestinian population, G8 leaders said Saturday. In a statement issued after their summit in Canada. “We welcome the Israeli Cabinet’s announcement of a new policy towards Gaza as a positive development. We urge full and effective implementation of this policy in order to address the needs of Gaza’s population for humanitarian and commercial goods, civilian reconstruction and infrastructure, and legitimate economic activity as well”.  Presently Factories on Gaza are still starved of raw materials as Israel drags its heels to minimize the  Israel’s blockade.The Council of Europe parliamentarians also had called on Israel to completely end its siege of the Gaza Strip..
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 Israel’s too many present Human rights violations, one sided resolutions, acts, and their  lack of diplomatic acts, lack of political negotiations, is ludicrous ,
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 Israel’s catastrophic misadventure on the high seas last few weeks has only deepened the chasm between the two camps.  Israel’s deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla was “inexcusable”, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Laureate, Desmond Tutu, said 
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 Prime Minister Golda Meir lying had  said  ‘This country now  exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy.’ That was the past as for the present yet still  there is no such New Testament approval, prediction.. And the  false Jewish supporters can solely refer to the Old Testament verses now such as Jeremiah Chapter 31, Joel 3:2, Amos 9:15 and Psalm 83: for they undeniably have no New Testament substantiations, support for Israel’s return or possession now of the past promised land.  They now  take the land in their own strength and not God’s or by his approval  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/anti-jewish/
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  Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) and that  there is no other salvation but through him. The saints are described in Revelation as those who “hold to the testimony of Jesus.” ((Rev 12:17 KJV)  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.)
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Do you have one, one New Testament verse that confirms Israel’s present return and possession of the Promised land. I am not aware of one, If you do which one is it?  It is unbelievable, undeniable  that the professing Christian people who do not know the Bible can be so easily deceived, led astray too by many others, bad pastors and Jewish persons, Zionists included..  We can all easily know that the Jews had revolted. despised God  and helped to kill their own Messiah Jesus Christ now as well, so their temple was destroyed and they were scattered world wide. Deuteronomy 28:64 “Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods–gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.” and no return was promsed the third time and why? http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/what-the-bible-says-about-israel-and-the-church/
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 Jer 14:13  Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. 14  Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
Now we often hear quoted by others that God will bless his chosen people and verses from the Old and New Testament are often misquoted but these above  verses are rarely quoted and why was that? http://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/they-have-not-refrained-their-feet/
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Many evangelicals do now support a two-state solution and creation of a new Palestinian state that includes the vast majority of the West Bank.  They support justice for both Israelis and Palestinians.  If all of the  learned men are going to be truly historically honest, surely they must admit that the Jews have every right to inhabit the land of their fathers, the covenant land given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by none other than God himself and do next  admit that right was the same God who took the right  next away from them, from  that land now twice too… THE NEW TESTAMENT DOES NOT talk about the Jews return next their third return to it too. But God still wants the Jews and Palestinians brothers to live in peace together. http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/israel-and-palestine/
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Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, falsely had said: ‘Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.’  No one? Even God has already and many times!
  
There are clearly different ways at looking at the  world wide fight against terrorism,  depending mostly it seems on your own nationality , personal and  religious beliefs.  And no-one seems to know how many innocent civilians all together are being killed in this terrorism conflict by both sides too. A Number No One’s Counting? 
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The stranglehold that a small minority of ultra-Orthodox rabbis has achieved over the courts, governments  in Israel is a great unacceptable obstacle for Israel’s religion too often alienates and compels.  In Israel today the rabbis call the shots – not the courts’ and the Orthodox community too often hails victory for religion over state laws. Human rights of many are being falsely overshadowed.  U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israeli municipal authorities on  for pressing ahead with a plan to raze Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem, calling it unhelpful and illegal. “The planned moves are contrary to international law, and to the wishes of Palestinian residents.”
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 Israel’s preoccupation, all the talk of a weak Jewish identity, religion  is a false distraction from the real important problems, issues confronting many Palestinians in Gaza.
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Gaza’s shriveled economy are rapidly still evaporating due to the Israel’s blockade. Israel itself had imposed a severe land blockade, and naval blockade on the Palestinian territory in 2007. Israel’s loosening of the embargo so far applies only to finished products for individual consumption. such as mayonnaise and ketchup – now allowed in after three years of prohibition. Israel’s blockade is clearly a cruel, collective form of  Palestinians personal torture, punishment.
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Israel’s false spin doctors are too often even still helping to give out Israel’s distorted version of the facts, news. 
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According to the common hegemonic narrative in Israel today there are two malicious forces at work. The first is the old familiar false anti-Semitic impulse of the world at large, an infectious bug that supposedly affects everyone who comes into contact with Jews. and the malicious   Palestinians who are seen as being solely bent on destroying Israel through some atavistic impulse, the only conceivable way of confronting Palestinians is through military might. Jews tend to fail to see their own negative acts and personal contributions that has historically caused them to be despised and twice removed from their own land by the prevalent governments. Israel here again is in a state of denial. Sadly even most of the Israeli Jews are still fed daily by the Jewish controlled media that hides from them the realities of their occupation, stagnation or discrimination.  The general price in Israel for any honest intellectual dissidence is foretold: slandering, exaggeration, condemnation and excommunication..  
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Market research persuaded officials that Israel should play up good news about business success, and scientific and medical breakthroughs involving Israelis. Thus  “internet warfare team”  included in Israel’s foreign ministry budget- Israeli business newspaper.  Paid American, European and Israeli Jew undercover propagandists abound on the internet; high on its list of target sites  are BBC Online and Arabic websites,”. But good PR cannot make the reality in the occupied territories prettier. Children are being killed, homes are being bombed, and families are starved.” http://windowintopalestine.blogspot.com/2010/06/flashback-twitterers-paid-to-spread.html    Canada’s Conservative liars have done the same thing as we already do know
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One million Arabs still do live peacefully in Israel today does not deny the reality of Israel’s too many immoral, aggressive acts towards many. Since 1948, Palestinians have been struggling against the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Israeli governments now since the 50s  do also  have a long history of abusing their own  security argument to justify confiscations of Palestinian lands and  their false border changes too.

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We can also all easily see, know Israel’s own present disregard for its obligations under existing agreements and international laws.
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“There is not a Jewish injustice or a Palestinian injustice, there is simply injustice. Justice for one and no justice for another is ‘justice’ for no-one” Just more Israeli injustice.
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Israel as we all can know still tends to use Disproportionate force to deal with any aggressor, wrongs.   Israel’s  air strikes,  savagery, Targeting civilians, aimed directly at civilian areas in the Middle East has been one of their most immoral, cruelest, unjustifiable acts too now. 
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The Israeli military is considering bringing charges against a soldier suspected of shooting dead two women who were waving white flags during the Gaza war, the army said on Wednesday.  If charges are filed, it would be the first prosecution of an Israeli soldier for killing civilians during the 22-day war, which was launched in December 2008 and killed around 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said 1,417 Palestinians were killed in the operation, of which 926 were civilians — including 313 children and 116 women.
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Israeli human rights group B’tselem, which first reported the killings, said the soldier is believed to have opened fire without provocation on a group of some 30 civilians, killing Riyeh Abu Hajaj, 64, and her daughter Majda Abu Hajaj, 37, from the Juher a-Dik neighbourhood in Gaza City. A UN report heaped condemnation on Israel for the high number of civilian deaths during the operation, which was launched in a bid to stop the almost-daily barrage of rocket fire across the border. It also accused Gaza’s Hamas rulers of committing war crimes during the fighting. Thus for almost the first time since the establishment of Israel in 1948 the Israeli government is facing serious world wide allegations of war crimes from respected public figures throughout the world. 
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 A Jewish rabbi has issued a book giving Jews permission to murder non-Jews, including babies and children, who may pose an actual or potential threat to Jews or Israel. “It is permissible to kill the Righteous among non-Jews even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation,” Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement in the occupied West Bank, wrote in his book “The King’s Torah.”
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These days what used to be historical Palestine is now falsely by sacred and irrefutable right the political, cultural and religious possession of the Jewish people represented by the Zionist movement and later the state of Israel. Senior officials in Israel confirmed  that a British court issued an arrest warrant against opposition chairwoman Tzipi Livni for her role in orchestrating Israel’s military offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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Israeli and Palestinian Children Killed
September 29, 2000 – Present
  124 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 1,441 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
 – Israelis and Palestinians Killed
September 29, 2000 – Present
 1,072 Israelis and at least 6,348 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.
– Israelis and Palestinians Injured
September 29, 2000 – Present
  8,864 Israelis and 39,019 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000.
– Daily U.S. Military Aid to Israel and the Palestinians
Fiscal Year 2009
 During Fiscal Year 2009, the U.S. is providing Israel with at least $7.0 million per day in military aid and $0 in military aid to the Palestinians.
  
– UN Resolutions Targeting Israel and the Palestinians
1955 – 1992
Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none.    
 
– Current Number of Political Prisoners and Detainees
 1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 7,383 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.
  
– Demolitions of Israeli and Palestinian Homes
1967 – Present
 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 24,145 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967.   
– Current Israeli and Palestinian Unemployment Rates
 The Israeli unemployment rate is 6.1%, while the Palestinian unemployment in the West Bank is 16.3% and 41.3% in Gaza.  
– Current Illegal Settlements on the Other’s Land
Israel currently has 223 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land. Palestinians do not have any settlements on Israeli land.
http://www.ifamericansknew.org/ Statistics Last Updated: December 3, 2009
– Israel receives about $3 billion in direct foreign assistance each year, which is roughly one-fifth of America’s entire foreign aid budget.
– According to 2007 figures, the United States government gave more than $6.8 million to wealthy Israel every day while to the desperate and devastated Palestinians of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank they gave just $300,000.
-The United States is also Israel’s biggest supplier of fighter planes, weapons and other military technology. As a result, Israel has the world’s largest F-16 fleet outside the “United States Air Force.
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Anyone who has read my blogs I rightfully still do not give an unconditional support for Israel’s past, present, future actions or reactions and I am not an anti Semite.. Religious freedom in Israel is also now suppressed in the  their “one state reality” .
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Israeli troops raid aid flotilla headed for Gaza, killing nine

While Israel says there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza, in reality there is a known catastrophe. Spare medical parts and replacements are, in practice, barred from entry into Gaza,by Israel or only arrive “after great delays,” The blockade Israel has imposed on the territory for the past three years is affecting the functioning of medical equipment threefold, with prohibitions, delays, and lack of qualified service personnel and power cuts/surges damaging delicate machines. World Health Organization

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As the world often sees it, many see it,  clearly selfish, self centered Israel generally is a bully. This Bully country  Israel  has been often seen as the  plague in the Middle East.  Israel propagandists are falsely Making the Bully Israel the Victim. Israel has never done everything in its power to avoid civilian deaths in Gaza or elsewhere. When this Bully Israel is on a war, revenge rampage, nobody can stop him. The world is  sick and tired of this bully Israel and it’s bad acts. Enough is enough.  The self centered, despotic “Neighborhood Bully” Israel too often still cannot see it’s own faults, falsely tries to paint the  picture as everyone else rather being the aggressor, abuser, bully.  These shameful  approaches by this Bully Israel  who  has a clear  arrogance of all others personal rights falsely cannot tolerate any dissension,  anti-Israel protestors, possible loss of any domination power.  Israel falsely, too often sees the world as being itself all wrong.  Israel  and Israel’s systematic bullying  must be dealt with as one would deal with any other bully. The neighborhood bully Israel has almost already been driven out of every land it had. Israel seriously continually needs to overcome  being a Bully, needs to lose most of its drunken power swagger, and Israel needs now to  recover the  desperately needed  personal, real humanity and compassion. Serious negative repercussions need to be carried out on Israel. Or once again the Bully Israel must be taught a hard lesson and removed from it’s land as in the past.

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Israel bows to pressure and agrees to ease Gaza blockade. Three weeks after the violent incidents surrounding the Gaza-bound flotilla, Israel decided next  to dramatically ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip. It is the most significant backdown Israel has made in Gaza. Under heavy international pressure and concern about additional flotillas that may try to break the naval blockade of the Strip, the security cabinet decided  to change the blockade policy.” And for how long will this good will last?  until Israel finds another way to abuse the Palestinians? 
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Many say that  Israeli declarations on easing the Gaza blockade are meaningless, and intended to fend off international pressure on Israel.  
Israel willing to increase transfer of goods to Gaza by 30% only. Gazans demand a complete lift of siege still. Israel eases Gaza siege, continues naval blockade. Despite the Israel’s government decision to   increase the goods and materials to be allowed into the Gaza Strip, Israel’s perverse policy of not opening the door to foreign politicians is still in place.Germany on Sunday slammed Israel for preventing Development Minister Dirk Niebel from entering the Gaza Strip to meet with Palestinian refugees during his current visit to the region.  Canadian who was on flotilla slams Israeli policy change
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Israel is entering another period of valid international condemnation. 
President Obama pushed Israel to stop settlement construction and signed a resolution calling for Israel to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.   Gaza now is one big concentration camp. And criticizing Israel’s policies and practices is not  the same as anti-Semitism. World hostility toward Israel is largely an expression of international exasperation that continued  conflict with the Palestinians  lasts so long. The Israeli President Shimon Peres says the Gaza blockade was put in place to protect the Jewish state from terrorism,  but  in reality it has caused the escalation of more terrorism, Israel’s bad policing have aggravated the Palestinian terrorism and not rather helped to reduce it. Israel’s aggressive policy, collective punishment   that  creates an inhumane situation by the the economic embargo over the last three years on the Gaza Strip has for sure not yielded the results the government expected, Jews have only one goal in mind, to kick out all Palestinians out.  Israel has increased in size 10 times.  And local officials on Tuesday even gave preliminary approval to a plan calling for the demolition of 22 Palestinian homes,   an echo of past  unacceptable Jewish development in East Jerusalem. in Silwan, the mayor wants to build an archaeological park and retail center over the site of 22 Arab homes.  Israel annexed East Jerusalem after the 1967 war, a move that was not even recognized internationally. Palestinians are predominate in the area and claim it as their future capital. They view efforts by Israel to increase the Jewish presence there as hostile acts that thwarts any possible Israel roads to peace. 
do see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/jews-arabs-none-of-them-politically-correct/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/bullies-thugs-proud-oppressors-war-mongers/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/anti-jewish/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/dire-warning-of-israeli-strikes-on-iran/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/the-bible-and-the-jews/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/what-does-the-word-chosen-mean-in-the-bible/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/08/02/zionism-zionists/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/israel-and-palestine/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/john-hagee%e2%80%99s-israel-heresy/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/the-2-promised-returns/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/what-the-bible-says-about-israel-and-the-church/

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September 3, 2009

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.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2009/09/02/edmonton-severance-health-care.html

  
” 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. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/health/Liepert+move+makes+wonder/1956909/story.html
 
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.   http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/01/nursing-stations-aboriginal.html
 
” 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. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/09/03/calgary-suncor-jobs.html  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.”  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-gear-up-for-battle/article1273588
 
Conservative MP Peter McKay says the election will hurt the economy, it is his economy he seems to be worried about too.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/peter-mackay-conservative-mp/
 

 

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. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canada-to-lag-g7-economies-oecd/article1274198/

 

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

 

June 6, 2009

Buy an MP

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I ADMIT BECAUSE HE PM STEPHEN HARPER TOO PROFESSES TO BE A REAL CHRISTIAN I DO ALSO HOLD HIM TO HOLDING NOW IN REAITY THE CHRISTIAN VALUES , AND SO SHOULD WE ALL NOW TOO… BUT THE LOSS OF CREDIBILITY, A TARNISHED REPUTATION  WELL THE CONSERVATIVES  OVERALL HAVE BEEN THE LEADERS IN THIS FIELD SINCE THEY TOOK OFFICE.

Remembers the lies, the election promises about more transparency and accountability by the new Conservatives.. we already know they are big big lies..  

 

Stamp it ‘Secret’ and you’re safe   By GREG WESTON  The day after CTV News broadcast its scoops from Lisa Raitt’s misplaced confidential government documents, some of our readers wondered why the Mounties didn’t bust the network for spilling state secrets. It certainly wasn’t because the Conservatives are soft on leakers. Two years ago, the RCMP hauled a 27-year-old temporary clerk out of his government cubicle in handcuffs for supposedly leaking fluff from an environmental plan.  This time, CTV broadcast information from Raitt’s binder full of ministerial memos on the broken-down medical isotope reactor at Chalk River, and the federal agency that runs it. Each page was stamped with a big “SECRET.”  Yet, the network’s disclosure of so much supposedly hyper-sensitive material didn’t bring a single Horseman galloping to the scene of the crime.  All CTV got was a whine from the PM’s message police, arguing they hadn’t been given a chance to proffer their usual denials and spin. Raitt’s office even sent a junior to retrieve the binder.  Truth is, no one got excited about a breach of official secrets because there were none in the documents. The misplaced binder was a briefing book full of mainly background information and talking points for the minister to spew to media.  No question, it contained plenty of revealing information the government would have preferred to keep secret from the public — the staggering $1.7 billion taxpayers have poured into AECL for not much over the past three years, for example. The Harper government kept that information hidden even in the last federal budget.  Most of those documents contained information nowhere near a high level of sensitivity. The designation does, however, thwart reporters and other Canadians who might try to obtain government documents under the Access to Information Act.  The public’s right to know, be damned. Canada Post, for example, recently rejected an  access-to-information request to disclose the cost of posties’ uniforms, claiming the information is “trade secrets.” Welcome to Steve’s World, an Orwellian realm of promised government openness and transparency that is decidedly neither.  Last week, Canada’s watchdog of government secrecy once again bit hard into the Harper government for allowing “pervasive neglect and the attrition of a fundamental democratic right.” In his annual report, Information Commissioner Robert Marleau paints a picture of a “transparency- averse culture” in government that goes to extremes to prevent release of information. For instance, the Access to Information Act demands that departments make every effort to fulfil requests for information with 30 days. It is to laugh — Marleau reports that in the past year, fewer than half of all requests for information were met within 30 days, and a third were beyond even the most extended timelines allowed by law. The record is held by the PM’s own department that has been in court almost 10 years fighting a 1999 request for Jean Chretien’s daily agendas. Some departments try to charge massive fees for access to information in a deliberate attempt to scare off requests. Others simply dunk documents in Wite-Out and invite requesters to complain to the information commissioner if they don’t like it. Marleau says his office had over 2,500 outstanding complaints as of March — a rise of almost 80% since the Conservatives’ first year in office. Marleau’s list of the worst offenders is no surprise — the RCMP, Foreign Affairs, National Defence — all the departments that view government openness with fear and loathing. “There are few incentives to comply with the act’s requirements, and even fewer consequences.”  The Harper government finds it a lot easier just to stamp everything ‘secret.’   http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1601841&auth=GREG WESTON

 

  It’s anyone’s guess what accountability and transparency meant to the Conservatives during the 2006 election campaign, when they pledged to improve these things. When they took office, then Treasury Board president John Baird said the government was working “to regain and rebuild public trust.”  Three years on, there is little indication accountability and transparency have been improved — all you need to do is look at how the government deals with access to information requests. 

And it’s not just Toews who needs to show leadership.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to remember — or learn — what accountability and transparency mean. http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1601825 

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here is more crookedness by many others too.. clearly one can buy an MP by going through the riding association.. NO TAXES PAID ON THIS INCOME TOO?  

‘OTTAWA – Members of Parliament have exempted the cash and benefits they receive from political parties and riding associations from restrictions and public disclosure under the House of Commons conflict-of-interest code.  The move was unanimously approved without a vote in the Commons after a series of committee hearings conducted entirely in secret.  The closed-door decision counters a trend to more accountability in government and should have come under public scrutiny, a democracy advocate says.  The change also could erode the independence of backbench MPs and make them more beholden to party bosses instead of voters, adds Democracy Watch chief Duff Conacher.  All four parties in the Commons approved the change last Thursday after a House rules committee and one of its subcommittees held eight meetings on the topic that were closed to the public.  The watchdog over conflict of interest for MPs and public office holders, Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, gave evidence and advice at four of the closed-door meetings.  But her comments will remain a secret, along with all statements and comments MPs made about the topic during the in-camera hearings.  Conacher – who says he gave an invited opinion at one of the meetings on condition that portion remain open to the public and then answered questions in camera – criticized Dawson for taking part in the secret deliberations.  “She’s a watchdog,” he said. “A watchdog does not meet behind closed doors with the people they watch.”  A committee report on the change says Dawson advised MPs to replace a blanket prohibition on gifts related to their positions, other than those they receive as a normal expression of courtesy or protocol, with a more relaxed test that nonetheless is aimed at preventing improper influence.  The code requires MPs to disclose all gifts and benefits valued at more than $500. 

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The MPs expanded the change to specifically exclude money that is not repayable and property and services obtained from a political party or riding association from the definition of “benefit” in the code.  The amendment means there is no limit on money or goods and services MPs may receive in that context, and no obligation to report it on a public registry maintained by the ethics commissioner.  “Political parties and riding associations oftentimes pay, or reimburse, registration fees, travel expenses and hospitality to members for their participation at political events,” the committee report says.  “These benefits cannot, under any circumstances, be seen to compromise their personal judgment or integrity, and, therefore, should be excluded from the definition of ‘benefit.”‘  Conacher argues the change means MPs might be able to build up campaign war chests under the radar between elections – a practice Parliament itself ended several years ago with the elimination of blind trusts in riding associations.  He says the change could also lead to the kind of MP expense abuse that has rocked the British Parliament.   “If you look at the whole scandal of what happened in Britain, this will allow parties to give all those kinds of gifts, those were gifts of services and money, to MPs in secret,” he said.  “It will allow the parties to buy off MPs in secret and make it much more likely that they will toe the party line instead of representing voter concerns.”  Conacher also noted between 30 and 60 per cent of the coffers of federal political parties come from taxpayers through tax deductions for contributions, election reimbursements or public allowances from Elections Canada.  Dawson did not respond directly to the criticism that she took part in closed-door hearings to amend the code, but confirmed she earlier raised concerns with MPs about difficulties interpreting the previous ban on gifts.  “This committee decided to hold in-camera meetings to consider the provisions of the code that relate to gifts,” Dawson’s communications officer, Jocelyne Brisebois, said in an email.  “The commissioner was pleased to work with the subcommittee.”  While MPs exempted the monetary and other benefits from their own conflict-of-interest code, an Elections Canada spokesperson said the transactions must be disclosed if they occur during an election campaign.   “If the benefit given to a candidate by a party or a registered association is given to the candidate personally and not for the use of his campaign, it is a gift and the candidate will be required to report it under the Canada Elections Act if the value exceeds $500,” said Maureen Keenan.  “The cost of the gift would eventually be reported by the party or a registered association in its financial reports.  “If the benefit is used to directly promote the candidate during an election period, it constitutes either a monetary or non-monetary transfer and will be required to be reported both by the candidate and by the political entity that made the transfer.”  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090606/national/parl_secret_meetings

 

Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 

Now as I was reflecting about my many past posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

 

 

“about the liars, thieves, ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers “
 
THERE IS A  VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL  POLICE..
 
THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET.
 
First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and  detail  proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others.
 
Next God also is now fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too..
 
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.
 
WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER.
 
APPROPRIATE  PUBLIC EXPOSURE AND THE APPROPRIATE PROSECUTION OF THE GUILTY SERVES EVERYONE’S BEST INTEREST
  
FOR A GOOD NAME IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN ANY AMOUNT OF SILVER OR GOLD AND A TARNISHED ONE IS WORTHLESS.
  

 

 

April 29, 2009

Stephen Harper considering a sleep in

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal Party, which has been climbing in recent opinion polls, is also regaining its financial footing and the political unity it needs to fight a new election, leader Michael Ignatieff said on Thursday. But Ignatieff added he was still in no rush to force an election so soon after last October’s vote, and told party activists they still had hard work to do to regain the Liberals’ standing as a “national institution” that could elect candidates in all parts of the country.. “We have a unified party. We have a party out of debt. And we have a party basically ready to fight an election,” he told reporters in Vancouver at the start of the Liberal’s Party national convention.

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The new Harper coalition: The sound you hear is Stephane Dion   National Post –  Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Stephen Harper once say something about the inadvisability of getting into bed with the socialists and separatists?  On Wednesday, Parliament witnessed a bizarre move when the Conservatives voted in favour of a Bloc motion that transfers $2.6 billion to Quebec and allows the province to administer its own sales tax.

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 Once again due to an obvious great fear of losing his job, becoming unemployed, losing the fringe benefits Shockingly Canada’s prime minister Stephen  Harper is considering a coalition sleep in,  he again hypocritically is considering doing the same thing he bashed others before for doing  … 

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“CTV reports on a Conservative Party strategy to block the Liberal resurgence by … wait for it … cooperating with the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois to avoid a non-confidence vote and an election that they will probably lose.  In exchange for continued support, the Bloc seeks tax harmonization with the federal government and improvements to Employment Insurance. The NDP also wants changes to EI, plus more pension protection and stricter rules for credit card companies.  Of course, this is precisely the way Parliament is supposed to work: the governing party is supposed to introduce legislation that has the support of a majority of MPs in the House of Commons so that it can retain the confidence of the House.  But damn, the optics sure don’t look good for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who excoriated the Liberal Party in December and provoked a Constitutional crisis for doing the same thing.  At the time, Harper managed to avoid the defeat of his government in a non-confidence vote by successfully petitioning the Governer General to prorogue Parliament and avoid facing the elected House of Commons until announcing the 2009 Federal budget in January.   By that time, the Liberal Party had replaced lame duck leader Stéphane Dion with Michael Ignatieff, who decided that the Liberal Party’s agenda could better be served by withdrawing from a coalition with the NDP (and supported by the Bloc) and biding his time until public sentiment shifted away from the Conservatives. Public polling data since January has shown a steady slide in public support for the Conservatives as voters have shifted back to the Liberals.”  http://www.raisethehammer.org/blog.asp?id=1324  

 

 

WHAT NEXT?

A good leader knows when he’s in trouble. And Stephen Harper, on his 50th birthday, is in deep trouble. He’s in trouble in the country, especially in Quebec; in trouble with the public service, which is putting down tools with his government; and increasingly in trouble with the Conservative Party, whose fault lines are cracking under the divisive and mean-spirited management style of the Prime Minister’s Office. But Harper is apparently oblivious to how much trouble he’s in, because there’s no one, other than Laureen Harper, who can tell him. He is a leader without confidants and without mentors. There is no one to tell him what he needs to hear, as opposed to what he wants to hear: not in the cabinet, not in the caucus, and certainly not in his own office http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Harper+deep+deep+trouble/1547784/story.html

April 28, 2009

NEED HELP NOW AND NOT SOME DAY!

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 Unacceptable new Conservatives lack of compassion, indifference, bad  ideology, obstinance, stubbornness – and  when asked in Parliament last week about making more workers eligible for EI, Diane Finley, minister of human resources, delivered this astonishing reply: “It is true that not everyone is eligible. Unfortunately, that is the way the system is,” well Minister you have the power to change it for the good of us all, so di it now.

PM STEPHEN HARPER SHOULD IMMEDIATELY GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET SOMEONE ELSE WHO CLEARLY CAN DO A BETTER JOB GET ON WITH IT.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper insists the Conservative Government is doing everything it can to help people forced out of work by the recession.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff points out that while new EI claims were up nearly 19 per cent in February, the number of people actually receiving benefits increased by less than eight per cent.

The federal government is looking increasingly NAIVE, INCOMPETENT in the face of MORE AND MORE bad economic news. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his crew appear to be DREAMING the recession away in it;s own rather than taking real, valid additional steps to counter it now.

STEPHEN HARPER DO STOP DREAMING AND DO TELL ME FIRST WHAT REAL WORK THEY THE UNEMPLOYED NEXT WILL FIND BEFORE THEIR EI AID RUNS OUT?  

 New Conservatives care only about helping themselves!

Manitoba government hopes for federal flood help in weeks, not months:minister Tue Apr 28,  OTTAWA – Two federal cabinet ministers have assured the Manitoba government that helping flood victims is a top priority and that any federal programs will be expedited, the province’s emergency measures minister said Tuesday.
 
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 TRUTH and the REALITY
 
Exposure and prosecution of the bad, guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest. 
 
Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty spent much of the weekend scolding other western countries, in particular the United States, for slow action on delivering stimulus packages and implementing reforms in their banking systems. He should take a look around his own backyard.. Where is all that money the Harper Conservatives promised to start rebuilding the Canadian economy? what’s stopping him from speeding up the response in Canada? He is the finance minister, after all.  it is less clear that the Harper Conservatives have delivered on promises to move swiftly to stimulate the Canadian economy.   “We are facing harsh economic conditions, and while the government must be applauded for its budget focus on infrastructure and job creation, we are concerned that delays in announcing details on how municipalities can access the fund might mean that we will lose this construction season,” Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly. The economic problems have only deepened. The longer Ottawa drags out this process, the longer a recovery will be delayed. By the time municipalities get approval from Ottawa and the province for their projects and then qualify for funding with CMHC, several more months will likely pass. .  Diane Finley, minister responsible for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp., announced a $2-billion fund for low-cost loans to municipalities. The money will help municipalities cover their share of funding for infrastructure projects. Typically, these projects comprise equal one-third funding shares from the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The difficulty for smaller municipalities in regions with less boisterous economies is coming up with their share to participate in these federal programs.  http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1119056.html Ottawa’s ‘concern’ reaches out to Strathcona voters  Edmonton Journal –  The answer is furnished by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who — in his photograph — sits back on a chesterfield with a gorgeous flower pillow 
  
and when they do, it is because they often have borrowed money from the money from some other budget of theirs, and next it has to be repaid, so that money is actually not available for any real expenditure programs. More jobs now are still being lost, access to capital is still squeezed, provincial tax revenues are shrinking and people are also still having trouble getting employment insurance benefits in a timely manner. A federal budget focus on infrastructure and job creation based on Municipal projects mostly is also a very bad approach.. Business persons also now need real support as well to develop, to find new effective products, services, markets. A lot more real effective work needs to be done by the finance minister and the federal government still as well.. Now do it.. Action speak louder over  cheap words.   

 

 
“Now friends, I am not here to tell you everything we are doing as a government is perfect. We are operating in a very difficult political and economic environment. Options are limited, risk is everywhere, but I can tell you we are on the right track” PM Stephen Harper  http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1547376
 
 
PM STEPHEN HARPER OFTEN REMINDS ME OF THE BAD RCMP,  even in that both have to use PR, public relationships promotions to advertise their supposed effectiveness because it is clear THAT OTHERWISE it is still very not directly obvious to most of the citizens.. because it does not exist, is a falsehood..
 

Harper missing while we struggle Windsor Star –  Stephen Harper and the Conservative government don’t seem to have any plan for Canada today or in the future

 
Inspector found problems with Maple Leaf plant’s records before outbreak Tue Apr 28,  TORONTO – The Maple Leaf plant at the centre of last summer’s deadly listeriosis outbreak wasn’t properly recording the cleaning of its meat slicing equipment earlier in the year, federal inspection records reveal.
 
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Unemployment insurance claims show recession afflicting all parts of Canada Tue Apr 28,  OTTAWA – The worst recession in decades is not choosing favourites, hammering Canadian workers regardless of where they live, new data on employment insurance payouts show.
 

THE SAD REALITY IS THE LIBERAL BC GOVERNMENT IS NOT MUCH BETTER ITSELF NOW..
 
Province refused to release report on welfare leavers, The British Columbia government has suppressed a report on what happens to people who leave the province’s welfare system,

Welfare to work CEO got million dollar raise  April 22, 2009 12:57 pm The CEO of an American company that provides job placement services to British Columbia welfare recipients got a $1 million pay raise in 2008. A single person on welfare in B.C. who is classified as “expected to work” receives $610 a month, or $7,320 a year. The company’s former vice president responsible for government relations and communications, Robin Adair, is now a B.C. Liberal Party candidate in Saanich South.

Auditor General slams BC failure on homelessness The British Columbia government has so far failed to develop a plan to reduce homelessness, according to a report released by Auditor General John Doyle  “We found significant activity and resources being applied to homelessness issues but there is no provincial homelessness plan with clear goals and objectives,” Doyle wrote. “The absence of clear goals and objectives raises questions about whether the right breadth and intensity of strategies are being deployed.” The government does not even have a grasp of the size of the problem, he said. “The lack of good comprehensive information about the nature and extent of homelessness in the province” makes it difficult to plan, he said. The only figures available are from homelessness counts conducted by municipalities and regional districts that likely underestimate the problem, he said. Those counts have been rising. “The continuing increase in the number of homeless counted suggests a lack of success in managing homelessness, let alone reducing it.” There is a good financial case to be made for better addressing homelessness, he said. “The cost of public services to a homeless person is significantly higher than to that same person being provided with appropriate housing and support services.”

 

 

DO IT NOW! HELP US NOW, political cartoons
 

April 18, 2009

Canada News – WORSE AND NOT BETTER

    

Unemploynment, recession are increasing in Canada dramatlically presently  and not enough is being done about it by the governments too

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 You need to get used to this fact  people lie, and often too, so does our PM stephen Harper, so do  the politicians, ministers, civil servants and cops, RCMP  now too as we all do know.. so do the statistics, polls as well.. and when you read about 10  percent uemploynment, 10 percent of reduction in manufacturing in  Canada this year, so you  now can easily, safely double those figures and that is how bad the situation really is too..

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Anyone who takes home a pay cheques has definitely promised to do an assigned task honestly, and to do a full day’s related work, labor as well, Now you all know that if you have a dozen workers, at least a quarter of them next do not do their fair share of the work next.. they rather goof off on the job, they do other things on the job, they only pretend to be good workers in reality.. now that also includes our civil, public servants, politicians, ministers included.. 

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I tend to highlight serious matters…and how little too often in reality our still too often lying,  pretentious , lip service governments do fail to properly act on all of the matters,,   even about  injustices, unemployment, police and health issues.  

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For example I ADMIT I WAS UPSET WHEN I FOUND OUT HOW SERIOUS the finally revealed UNEMPLOYMENT WAS IN Canada..  the politicians seem to let you think it was a 2009 problem, but it had now even  existed even before 2008.., I was also seriously  upset to find out that many  educated young people were being laid off, having difficulties finding a job.. for those of you who have difficulty reading, staying focused, I also DO have related cartoons for you to look at below too..

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 Recession hits young workers hard  OTTAWA – Mark Bresee had all the trappings of a successful young graduate a year ago: the plasma TV, the posh apartment and a new engineering job.    

As recession deepens, more and more jobless fall through the cracks Sat Apr 18, 1:19 PM    OTTAWA – The most severe recession in decades is exposing the gaping holes in Canada’s vaunted social safety net.  Only six months into an economic downturn, social advocates and the jobless say the employment insurance system that was supposed to cushion the fall is in reality either inadequate or so hard to access that tens of thousands of newly unemployed just don’t qualify for benefits.  As is always the case in times of economic troubles, it’s the most vulnerable in society that are being hurt most by the recession.   And it’s those Canadians, along with a smattering of individuals with unusual circumstances, who are finding the EI system not as advertised.  After giving birth last May, Maninder Rehsi of Maple, Ont., north of Toronto, was only able to acquire 430 insurable hours of work before her employer Progressive Moulded Products succumbed to the recession and went out of business, idling 2,000 workers, including her husband. Under EI requirements for her region, she was out of luck because she hadn’t accumulated 600 insurable hours over the previous 12 months.  Now Rehsi says her husband’s benefits are close to exhausted and she doesn’t know how they’ll make ends meet if they don’t find a job soon. 

  • Martin Smith of Guelph, Ont., a British manufacturing engineer who was recruited by auto parts maker Linamar (TSX:LNR) four years ago and had been paying EI premiums ever since, only to find out that for him the system was a one-way street.  When he was laid off for about seven weeks this winter, he was told his permit allowed him to work only for Linamar, hence he didn’t qualify because he couldn’t seek employment elsewhere without a new work permit.  Or Deonarine Persaud of Toronto who lost his nine-year job at a car parts supplier last May and is now barely getting by on his wife’s Wal-Mart Canada (NYSE:WMT) salary, after his EI benefits of about $400 a week ran out.  “It’s not like I don’t want to work,” said Persaud. “I used to work 50, 60 hours a week sometime. There are no jobs, not just for me, lots of people can’t get jobs now.”
  • Canada’s previously robust labour market began stalling last spring and went into a tailspin last fall, dropping 357,000 jobs since October. Economists believe as many as 600,000 Canadians could become victims this year of the worst recession in decades and possibly since the Great Depression.  It is precisely for such times that unemployment insurance was created and worked relatively well during the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s.  But unlike the past two slumps, when about 80 per cent of the unemployed collected unemployment insurance, today less than 43 per cent, or 560,000 of the 1.3 million Canadians who were officially jobless in January, are collecting benefits.  What’s more, they are likely covered for fewer weeks and are earning far less. Regardless of a worker’s salary before being laid off, EI’s top payout is $447 a week, and the average payout is abut $325 a week, the equivalent of minimum wage.
    That’s significantly less than the $595, in today’s dollars, that EI recipients were receiving in 1995, according to a calculation by the Caledon Institute, an Ottawa-based social policy think tank.  Sylvain Schetagne, an economist with the Canadian Labour Congress, explains that successive Conservative and Liberal governments in the late 1980s to mid-1990s, cut away at the employment insurance safety net until it was in shreds. 
  • There are two explanations for why the EI system was gutted, or as governments of the day put it, “reformed,” says James Struthers, a professor of Canadian studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ont.  The first was to save cash-strapped Ottawa money. The second was based on the prevailing deregulation mood of the times that put faith in markets and not governments to solve social problems.  That’s the nice way of putting it. The blunt way, says Struthers, is that governments felt benefits were too generous and that some Canadians were avoiding the plentiful work that was going begging during a period of economic prosperity.  The pogey-collecting Canadian sunning himself on a Florida beach was an obvious overstatement.  
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    PM Stephen Harper is also clearly traveling as much abroad as he can before he next gets fired, kicked out of office.  PM on minds of unsettled Tories   Toronto Star – ‎Apr 7, 2009‎ But there’s a whole lot of soul-searching going on here about where the Canadian conservative movement, particularly under Stephen Harper, is headed.  

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     Conservatives slipping, Liberals gaining: EKOS poll  CBC.ca – ‎Apr 16, 2009‎ Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at the end of the G20 Summit in London earlier this month. A new EKOS poll suggests public support for his Conservative  

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     bad pretentious governments..  

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    Judge that led inquiry into sponsorship scandal blasts lack of transparency Sat Apr 18, 3:14 PM  REGINA – REGINA – A retired Quebec judge who oversaw an inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal said Friday that unnecessary delays or outright denials of requests under the Access to Information Act are creating a lack of transparency in government.   John Gomery, speaking to a Canadian Bar Association luncheon in Regina, said this type of transparency is crucial to the Canadian public, to democracy and to society at large.   “It’s a danger to open government and to our democratic institutions, frankly. A public this isn’t informed is a public which isn’t able to vote intelligently,” he said.   Improving the flow of government information through such requests is not really on the radar of most politicians, he said.  “The whole subject has a low priority in the minds of too many politicians and definitely access to information is regarded as a pain in the neck to bureaucrats,” Gomery said.  He said he hoped that Canadians would pressure the federal government into improving the flow of information to the public.  Gomery has been critical of Stephen Harper’s Conservative government in the past.  Last year, he said that it had largely ignored the 19 recommendations he made in his report on the Liberal government sponsorship scandal.   At the time, he also voiced concerns about the growing concentration of power in the Prime Minister’s Office and warned members of Parliament about what he saw as a troubling trend.  “I suggest that this trend is a danger to Canadian democracy and leaves the door wide open to the kind of political interference in the day-to-day administration of government programs that led to what is commonly called the sponsorship scandal,” Gomery said in an interview in March 2008.   In his first report, delivered in November 2005, Gomery lambasted the former Liberal government for letting politically connected middlemen skim millions of taxpayers’ dollars from sponsorship projects designed to promote federalism in Quebec.  A second report with his recommendations was released in February 2006, shortly after Harper took power.   In that report, Gomery recommended that the prime minister’s power to appoint deputy ministers and senior bureaucrats come to and end.   He also recommended limiting the authority of the Clerk of the Privy Council, the prime minister’s right-hand bureaucrat, and giving more money and staff to the Commons public accounts committee, which acts as a spending watchdog.   

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    OTTAWA — Rapid contractions of both the Canadian economy and the job market eclipsed the Harper government’s stimulus package before the first dollar was dispensed, an economic think-tank says in study to be released Monday. The study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the stimulus package laid out in the Jan. 27 budget was too small, too late and failed to direct the money where Canadians would get the most bang for their buck. “The size of the federal government’s stimulus package is out of proportion to the threat that Canadians are currently facing and have already ensured,” says the report, entitled Too Little Too Late. Written by CCPA economist David Macdonald, the study urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to increase the stimulus effort. The government ‘s    $29-billion stimulus package .. the economic impact of the stimulus package was “exhausted” by the end of December, almost one month before the government introduced the package, CCPA said. The study faults the government’s infrastructure program for relying too heavily on matching funds from cash-strapped provinces and municipalities, saying it will almost inevitably mean a delay in the flow of money. http://www.canada.com/business/fp/Ottawa+stimulus+exhausted+before+money+released+think+tank/1467009/story.html
      
    Imagine that last year the Corporate paid taxes dropped about 50 percent over the previous year showing the true recession figures.. buckle up your seat belts,  a rough ride is ahead still.

     

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    February 7, 2009

    Liberal Ignatieff makes gains at HARPER’S EXPENSE- Poll

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    OTTAWA — The popularity gap between the government and the official Opposition has narrowed once again, with 37 per cent of decided voters supporting Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and 31 per cent behind Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals, according to the results of the latest Ipsos Reid poll.
     
    The poll conducted for Canwest News Service and Global Television showed the Liberals have steadily narrowed a 23-point gap behind the Conservatives in early December to six points in the two months since Ignatieff replaced Stephane Dion as leader.

    “Ignatieff’s clearly in the game,” John Wright, Ipsos Reid senior vice-president, public affairs, said in an interview Friday.

    Nationally, the Conservatives retain a commanding lead in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. But the Liberals have overtaken the Conservatives in Ontario for the first time since the federal election, and retain a firm lead in Atlantic Canada. The Bloc Quebecois widened its lead over the Conservatives and the Liberals in Quebec since results of the last poll were released Jan. 9.

    The Bloc has the support of 42 per cent of Quebecers, an increase of seven points, over the Liberals at 24 per cent, the Conservatives at 18 per cent, the NDP at 11 per cent and the Greens at 10 per cent. Five per cent of voters are undecided.

    Nationally, the Conservatives still hold a commanding lead of 48 per cent in British Columbia, 70 per cent in Alberta, and 55 per cent in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Liberals lead Ontario with 39 per cent support, compared to 37 per cent for the Conservatives, 14 per cent for the NDP and 10 per cent for the Greens.

    In Atlantic Canada, the Liberals are on top with 48 per cent, followed by 25 per cent for the NDP, 24 per cent for the Conservatives and four per cent for the Greens.

    http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Ignatieff+makes+gains+Liberals+Poll/1262270/story.html
     
    WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT IF A  FEDERAL ELECTION WAS HELD TODAY Stephen Harper AND THE NEW CONSERVATIVES WOULD NOT HAVE A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT AGAIN.
       

    February 5, 2009

    Unacceptable

     
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    OTTAWA
     
    – The federal governments hands billions of dollars to the provinces and territories for various programs, but lacks any way to ensure the money is actually spent on those programs, the auditor general reported Thursday.
     
    – The federal government also can’t say for sure whether billions of dollars being spent on green programs are actually protecting health, habitat or air quality, says the environment commissioner. Scott Vaughan’s first report to the Commons bluntly concludes that Ottawa too often “does not know the impact of its efforts.”  

    “Canadians have high expectations that the government will take action to tackle environmental degradation,” said the audit, tabled in Parliament on Thursday. “The government needs to know what works, what doesn’t, and why.”

    – Canada’s parliamentary budget officer is casting doubt on the federal government’s rosy projections in the budget, saying the recession will likely be deeper than expected and Ottawa’s stimulus package smaller and less effective.
     
    – The federal Conservatives are engaging in pork-barrel politics by funnelling millions of dollars in infrastructure spending to friendly ridings. The Liberals say more than three-quarters of federal infrastructure money doled out since 2007 went to Conservative ridings. A Liberal analysis of the first $1 billion worth of specific projects financed by the Building Canada Fund concludes that 77.8 per cent of the money went to Tory constituencies. Gerard Kennedy, the Liberal infrastructure critic, says 21 of 27 projects that received funding were in Conservative ridings, He says that shows Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is using the fund to reward supporters and punish regions that did not vote Tory. The fund is the government’s flagship infrastructure program. It was supposed to dole out $37 billion over seven years but the country’s mayors have complained that very little money has actually flowed to municipal infrastructure projects. With billions of dollars in new promises for infrastructure in the recent budget, opposition-held ridings could be frozen out of job creation efforts, Liberal MP Gerard Kennedy said.  “They’re not getting enough out the door, and what they’re promising is going to Conservative ridings,” Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said.
     
     
    Kevin Page also told a parliamentary committee Thursday the government’s claimed $39.9 billion stimulus package over two years is effectively about 20 per cent smaller, at $31.8 billion. 

    And he adds that a portion of the smaller amount may not find its way into the economy because $10 billion is contingent on shared spending by other levels of government. 

    The difference will mean the extra spending is unlikely to create or save the 190,000 jobs projected by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Page said, estimating the number at closer to 120,000. 

    Liberal finance critic John McCallum called the discrepancies and the expectations of a more severe downturn alarming, adding that the government may have to raise its stimulus spending within the next few months.

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/canada/cp   

    I too  have a sneaking suspicion that in six months, we’ll all be discussing  a big “Conservagate,” affair which will make the Liberal Shawinigate look like a mousesqueak. This from the party that go so angry over the overfunding of Liberal ridings when the shoe was on the other foot. 

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/federal-budget-approved/
     
    First we need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental. efforts. What is also needed is a program to remove public officials from office that take our money and spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need.
     
    Federal Deficit , economic, job creation and capital expenditure programs… are still untrustworthy. Being a past  senior civil, mechanical , projects engineer, project manager myself here now are   the major problem I righty still do had with capital expenditure projects even under PM Jean Chretien and never   mind next under PM Stephen Harper firstly: and it is  is that when you give do monies for a specific capital expenditure projects to the Provinces, Municipalities as well, and just like in many of the non profit organizations now too, a significant portion of the money firstly never even gets to the intended sources but it is diverted elsewhere.. Diverted to: such as paying for existing deficits, debts, unprofitable civil and public services, departments, Crown Corporations too, ineffective overheads, unrelated operating costs  in the provincial , municipal departments. Now since all that happens even before it hits the supposedly private sectors we need to address that too. Now next as to the supposedly private sectors and related projects expenditures , totally honest and fair governmental competition bids still tends not to exists. So no one can make me into a believer that this all of this taxpayer’s money will solely go all into a valid job creation program spurring on the general economy. The existing projects, capital expenditure safeguards are still just not totally there, not the related transparency, accountably as well.. even even you try to use an ex retired, RCMP officer as a supervisor in the contracts, purchasing department, for by now we all should now who immoral, untrustworthy even the RCMP now are too in fact. Some of the money will likely be used even out of the country for a selected few persons rather too.. Are many of the  civil servants, politicians still taking their holidays overseas at tax payers expenses? There are still much too many abusive and questionable expenses: All still Unacceptable too.

    • A $64.2-million project to improve the Trans-Canada Highway in the Kootenay-Columbia riding of B.C. MP Jim Abbott.

    • A new $1.5-million performing arts centre in the Burlington, Ont., riding of Mike Wallace.

    • An investment of $20 million for a new recreational facility in the Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre riding of Tom Lukiwski.

    • The twinning of the final stretch of Route 1 in the New Brunswick Southwest riding of Greg Thompson for $137.5 million

    Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
     
    Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
     
     Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..

    Health, food safety, Recall and our well being.

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    The food-safety issue just won’t go away
    The Gazette (Montreal) –  Last week’s poison-peanuts case reminds Canadians again that our food-safety system leaves a lot to be desired. Eight Americans died and hundreds more have been sickened in an outbreak of salmonella cases traced back to Peanut Corp.
    More than 200 peanut-related products now on Canada’s recall list The Canadian Press
    US peanut company may have knowingly shipped tainted goods CBC.ca
    The Associated Press – Globe and Mail – New York Times – Washington Post
    all 5,377 news articles »..
      

    Let me say it again and again that Self regulation is an unacceptable form of masturbation  rather too often. That applies to Professionals, importers, manufacturers, corporations, the police, civil and public servants.  

    Recently we have been reading, hearing about bad food, contaminated food. We were supposed to have a federal department looking after our welfare, food inspections, health matters, but we find out too often instead that it is another typical  back passing, pretentious department, that is willing to take their pay home but not willing to work for it. Now most of the problems that arise through food contamination are raised by the importers or manufacturers themselves and then a voluntary arrangement is usually made with the company to remove those goods from the marketplace and shelves. “This has not always been successful.” We need real, enforced regulations. All food processing plants should be required to have a safety plan and document their compliance. And  standards for imported foods must be upgraded. There’s also consensus that real inspections should be carried out according to common requirements meaning a food safety system  which the sets rules that all players in the food industry must comply with and one that is enforced.

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    OTTAWA—The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is not doing enough to make sure pests and diseases that destroy crops and trees stay out of the country, Auditor General Sheila Fraser said Thursday. In a  report, Auditor General Sheila Fraser raised alarms about backlogged inspections meant to prevent disease and infestations from invasive alien plants and pests. Canada’s agriculture and forestry sectors produce goods worth about $100 billion a year – industries that can be irreversibly damaged by pest infestations, Fraser said. Yet she found that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is facing a backlog of plant health risk assessments that would take a year to clear.The agency’s pest surveys focus on known invaders to the virtual exclusion of emerging threats, she said. “Our audit findings are serious. The agency needs to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the way it handles imports under its plant health program.”  

    While Stephen Harper does nothing good about it? President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the investigation and peanut product recalls continue in the salmonella outbreak. “I think that the FDA has not been able to catch some of these things as quickly as I expect them to catch,” Obama said . “And so, we’re gonna be doing a complete review of FDA operations.” Obama said Americans should be able to count on the government to keep children safe when they eat peanut butter, and that includes his 7-year-old daughter, Sasha, the AP reported. “That’s what Sasha eats for lunch probably three times a week,” Obama said. “And you know, I don’t wanna have to worry about whether she’s gonna get sick as a consequence to having her lunch.” http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/02/02/obama-orders-review-of-fda-in-salmonella-outbreak.html
     
    Meanwhile, the recalls of peanut product continued to mount. As of Monday, more than 80 companies had issued recalls for everything from cookies, crackers, cereal and candy to ice cream, trail mix and dog treats . 
      
    We now know that inspectors from the Georgia Department of Agriculture repeatedly noted dirty food contact surfaces, mildew and metal shavings in food preparation areas. But the agency never closed the plant. The company ignored 12 positive test results in a two-year period showing the presence of salmonella. Instead of stopping production and thoroughly cleaning, Peanut Corp. continued to ship its products to market . The Food and Drug Administration hadn’t inspected the plant in eight years.
     
    Since 2006, numerous large  outbreaks have occurred – everything from E. coli-tainted spinach to pet food contaminated with melamine, the ingredient that sickened so many Chinese infants when it showed up in infant formula, bakeed goods, cookies, chocolate bars.. In 2007, Veggie Booty, a fully processed snack for children, caused severe salmonella poisoning in dozens of toddlers. The same year, the FDA recalled canned products containing botulism toxin; state and federal officials went to corner stores all over the country to help remove products that could have caused severe paralysis and death. It was the first major recall for this deadly toxin in decades.  Last summer, Salmonella Saintpaul caused a massive outbreak that was traced first to tomatoes and then to hot peppers. Peanut butter caused another nationwide outbreak, affecting more than 600 people in 2007. While Agriculture Department-regulated meat and poultry plants are visited by a federal inspector every day, the FDA has no minimum inspection mandate. This results in infrequent inspection, averaging one inspection per plant every 10 years. Especially disturbing is how antiquated the penalties are against companies that knowingly violate their food safety responsibilities. There are no civil penalties, and the criminal penalties under the statute would expose Peanut Corp. of America officials to a modest fine of $1,000 per violation, and less than one year in jail. With eight people dead from peanut butter, this is hardly a fair punishment. And it provides little incentive for the industry to improve its food safety practices.  
    http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-opfocus6019652feb01,0,7592990.story
     
       
     Real food safety  it’s an issue close to the heart and the kitchen table of every  citizen – an issue that  cannot be ignore..
      
    In Canada, the recall of various peanut products has now grown to 120 items. Another 19 products were added to the recall list late Tuesday. Among them is Kawartha Dairy Heavenly Hash Ice Cream in 1.5 and 11.4-litre sizes. Also included are another 17 American products under Cinch, Detour, Oh Yeah!, Disney, Sinbad Sweets and no-name brands.
      
    “It was filthy and nasty all around the place,” And a whistle blower hotline is needed because many of the employees often talked among themselves about the bad factory conditions, but   most workers did not complain to management because they wanted to keep their jobs.
        
     
    First we need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental. efforts. What is also needed is a program to remove public officials from office that take our money and spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need.
     
    Federal Deficit , economic, job creation and capital expenditure programs… are still untrustworthy. Being a past  senior civil, mechanical , projects engineer, project manager myself here now are   the major problem I righty still do had with capital expenditure projects even under PM Jean Chretien and never   mind next under PM Stephen Harper firstly: and it is  is that when you give do monies for a specific capital expenditure projects to the Provinces, Municipalities as well, and just like in many of the non profit organizations now too, a significant portion of the money firstly never even gets to the intended sources but it is diverted elsewhere.. Diverted to: such as paying for existing deficits, debts, unprofitable civil and public services, departments, Crown Corporations too, ineffective overheads, unrelated operating costs  in the provincial , municipal departments. Now since all that happens even before it hits the supposedly private sectors we need to address that too. Now next as to the supposedly private sectors and related projects expenditures , totally honest and fair governmental competition bids still tends not to exists. So no one can make me into a believer that this all of this taxpayer’s money will solely go all into a valid job creation program spurring on the general economy. The existing projects, capital expenditure safeguards are still just not totally there, not the related transparency, accountably as well.. even even you try to use an ex retired, RCMP officer as a supervisor in the contracts, purchasing department, for by now we all should now who immoral, untrustworthy even the RCMP now are too in fact. Some of the money will likely be used even out of the country for a selected few persons rather too.. Are many of the  civil servants, politicians still taking their holidays overseas at tax payers expenses? There are still much too many abusive and questionable expenses: All still Unacceptable too.

     

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/02/federal-budget-approved/
     
    http://www.awmi.net/extra/article/sky_fallingThe sky is not falling but God is sifting all persons to reveal what they are really made up off.. for their own good as well..

    February 4, 2009

    TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY, ACCOUNTABILITY, A BETTER GOVERNMENT- JUST LIES

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    Budget office will be ‘crippled’ by cuts

    Tories will cut funds by one-third after two critical reports. The Parliamentary Budget Office, source of two reports this year that have been critical of the government, is about to have its annual operating budget frozen, despite promises to boost it.

    The Parliamentary Budget Office is a creation of the Conservative government through its Federal Accountability Act and is supposed to provide independent analysis of the government’s economic and fiscal position.

    The first budget officer, Kevin Page, has published two major reports since starting his job in March, including one in early November that suggested Canada’s finances were about to go into deficit. At that time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was insisting such a conclusion was premature.

    But Page’s biggest clash has been with his bureaucratic boss, William Young, the parliamentary librarian. Young has insisted that since Page reports to him, Page ought to publish his work through the Library of Parliament. The Library of Parliament does not normally release the information or research it prepares for MPs. Page, on the other hand, believes that it is a fundamental part of his job to make his reports available to the public and to MPs.

    This year, the Library of Parliament’s budget, to be allocated by Young, is about $40 million. Of that, just $1.9 million is set aside to operate the Parliamentary Budget Office.

    Page’s budget next year was to increase to $2.6 million, money Page needs to hire more staff to respond to MPs’ requests for economic research. Canwest News Service has learned that Page’s budget has been frozen.

    “That will cripple us,” said a source close to the budget office.

    Officials with the government tried to distance themselves from the decision.

    “The Government of Canada has no control over the budget of the PBO,” said a spokesman for Jay Hill, the Government House leader.

    “All recognized political parties are represented on the board and their decisions are made by consensus and are confidential,” said Hill’s spokesman.

    Neither Young nor Page returned telephone messages left Thursday.

    Both of the major reports Page’s office has published could be seen to be critical of the government. Opposition parties relied heavily on both reports to attack the government.

    “He knows his stuff. He’s got a good team. He’s not being partisan. He’s being honest,” said Liberal finance critic Scott Brison.

    The first report, published in the middle of the election campaign, examined the costs of the Afghanistan mission. Page calculated that the full cost of the mission will be about $18.1 billion by 2011, but he said it was difficult to get an accurate accounting of that mission because the government was neither consistent nor transparent when it came to maintaining financial records.

    In November, Page published his first major economic and fiscal assessment. It came out a few weeks before Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled his fiscal update that provoked the current political crisis in Ottawa. Among other things, the budget officer concluded that the federal government was, in all likelihood, heading for a deficit next year.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Budget+office+will+crippled+cuts/1095312/story.html
     
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    TRANSPARENCY, HONESTY, ACCOUNTABILITY, A BETTER GOVERNMENT ALL CLEARLY  WERE JUST MORE OF Stephen  Harper’s Conservative Pre-election lies to get elected.
     
    MEANWHILE IN OTTAWA TOO – The federal ombudsman for victims of crime has belatedly put out his first annual report – as he nears the end of his second year in office. The glossy, 14-page booklet, quietly tabled Wednesday in the House of Commons, showed ombudsman Steve Sullivan and his staff fielded roughly 500 complaints from the public in fiscal 2007-08. But it offered little analysis of how the cases were handled and provided only a bare-bones summary of policy recommendations delivered to the ombudsman’s political masters – Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Stockwell Day, who has since been replaced by Peter Van Loan as public safety minister.
     
    “the Conservative government’s brilliant scheme to cut pollution by taking taxpayers for a ride is  another Conservative  making of trying to buy voters with their own bus fare too”..
       
    Alberta to provide incentives for junior energy companies  More social welfare to the corporations -Stelmach’s royalty holiday just a dressed-up tax break.  “Now the Tories are about to throw a huge chunk of cash back at junior and mid-sized oil and gas companies. They don’t call it a royalty holiday, but that’s what it will be, masquerading as a tax break. The real target in this undefined program is the banks. The Tories are deeply annoyed with them, for good reason, because they’re charging smaller oil and gas explorers a huge premium on the Bank of Canada rate. The excuse the banks use, in this government version, is that companies aren’t showing enough cash flow. Giving the companies a tax (royalty?) break will increase cash flow. Therefore, the banks will lend money to drill new wells.”
     
    I get a really big chuckles when I  see the Conservatives still giving social welfare to the Corporations, in fact these days I cannot tell the difference between the liberals or the conservatives.. So what is the real difference between  a bad Liberal and a bad Conservative these days?
      
    and there is certainly a lot to be said for supporting Canadian industries in the country’s time of dire economic need… but in the  “National Defence purchasing department, otherwise known as Cooked Contracts Canada.  There we find the Air Force brass diligently trying to create the appearance of a totally fair and open bidding process for $3.5 billion of new search-and-rescue aircraft. Indeed, while the government may have got away with passing out billion-dollar contracts at will during the boom times, the current economic crisis has increasingly desperate Canadian companies howling for a fair shake.”
       
    Ottawa rewarding ridings represented by Conservative MPs,  An estimated 78 per cent of projects announced under the Building Canada Fund have gone to ridings represented by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ruling … is also unaccetpable..
    by the way the “Conservatives still  just couldn’t resist a little gutter politics along the way. This week Casey stood in the House of Commons to speak out against party officials who lodged a complaint with the RCMP that he had stolen and/or embezzled party funds. The complaint was laid by Diana Read-Miedema, Bernard’s official agent in the campaign,  These are not allegations to be taken lightly when levied against any individual but against a man who spent his professional career as a broker in the financial services industry, they smack of an even deeper innuendo.  The RCMP did not find any evidence to justify charges and have dropped the matter. Casey says party officials knew he had returned the money involved — $30,000 in election funding — and that the complaint was nothing more than a smear against his character. He’s right, again. The Conservatives’ latest skirmish with Casey will surely end up doing more to help his reputation than to achieve their goal of tarnishing it. You’d think they would have learned by now.” bit is shows how dirty the Conservatives still rather are..
     
    First we need still a full  review of the waste, fraud, and abuse that has plagued governmental. efforts. What is also needed is a program to remove public officials from office that take our money and spend it on their own false pet projects while many of our people still are not getting the help that they need.
     

    July 18, 2008

    The PCs said the Liberals were crooked.. but what about themselves??

     

    “Conservative MPs should not be permitted to spend “in-and-out” rebates July 17, 2008    

     

    OTTAWA – Conservative candidates who may have received inflated rebates before Elections Canada discovered the “in-and-out” scheme should be required to put the money in a trust fund until the Federal Court rules if they are entitled to it, Liberal Justice Critic Dominic LeBlanc said today.  

    “I am calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to ensure that all of his candidates who received potentially inflated rebates due to the “in-and-out” scheme put these funds in a trust fund pending the Federal Court’s review,” said Mr. LeBlanc. “No candidate should have a political advantage by being able to spend funds they received as a result of a scheme which Elections Canada says may not comply with the Elections Act.”

    Mr. LeBlanc noted Elections Canada has ruled that certain rebates may be higher than should have been allowed under the Elections Act. We learned yesterday that 17 Conservative candidates got taxpayer-funded cheques before Elections Canada discovered the “in-and-out” scheme.

    “I’m sure Canadian voters would be concerned if the Conservatives permitted these candidates, who we now learn include three members of cabinet, from using these funds, while the Federal Court is reviewing Elections Canada’s ruling that the Conservatives had no right to claim this money,” he said.
    Mr. LeBlanc noted that in media reports today, Elections Canada has for the first time revealed that 11 sitting Conservative MPs are among the candidates who may have taken part in the “in-and-out” scheme and have already received rebates. They include Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon, Heritage Minister Josée Verner and Chief Government Whip Jay Hill. Calculating the 60 percent rebate that each of these MPs would have received on the additional advertising expenses that Elections Canada has ruled ineligible, reveals that the Conservative MPs alone would have received over $100,000 in inflated rebates.

    Mr. LeBlanc noted that the “in-and-out” scheme centres around allegations that the Conservatives attempted to put over $1.3 million in national advertising spending on the books of 67 of their local candidates, allowing these candidates to claim over three-quarters of million dollars in inflated, taxpayer-funded rebates. The independent Elections Commissioner is currently conducting an investigation and if the ad costs are assigned to the national Conservative Party, it will have exceeded the $18.3 million spending cap by over one million dollars and the party and its officials may face serious consequences including fines and jail time.

    Below is a chart calculating the 60 percent rebate that Conservative MPs received from Elections Canada as part of the “in-and-out” scheme.”

    Member of Parliament Additional rebate received due to apparent “in-and-out” transaction
    Hon. Lawrence Cannon

    $3,685

    Hon. Jay Hill

    $9,000

    Hon. Josée Verner

    $5,618

    David Anderson

    $1,977

    Maxime Bernier

    $3,000

    Steven Blaney

    $14,785

    Patricia Davidson

    $7,290

    Jacques Gourde

    $14,785

    Luc Harvey

    $22,473

    Colin Mayes

    $6,000

    Daniel Petit

    $22,473

    TOTAL

    $111, 086

     

     

     

     

    Conservatives Attempt to Stifle Democracy

    The Conservative government is further trying to stifle democracy by attempting to muzzle Officers of Parliament, the Liberal Opposition said 

    “The Auditor General of Canada has been forced to defend her independence from the government’s attempt to vet her communications with Canadians,” said Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion. “Why is the Conservative government at war with Canada’s democratic institutions?”

    Mr. Dion was referring to Auditor-General Sheila Fraser’s testimony yesterday at the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, where she denounced the Conservative government’s proposal to review public statements of Officers of Parliament before they are released.

    Deputy Leader Michael Ignatieff said that the Conservative government has a track record of showing disregard for independent regulative authorities.

    In particular, he pointed to the recent controversy between it and Elections Canada, an independent institution respected around the world.

    “Elections Canada is an institution that’s earned the respect and confidence of the entire world,” said Mr. Ignatieff. “It has provided electoral assistance in a hundred countries. It has organized missions in over a hundred countries, including recent elections in Afghanistan and Haiti.

    “But on Tuesday, we learned that there’s one government, this government, that no longer has confidence in Elections Canada.

    “How can this government possibly explain that to Canadians and to the world?
    Why does this government no longer have confidence in Elections Canada?”

    Considering the Conservative Party ran on transparency and accountability during the last election, it is increasingly clear that this government doesn’t practice what it preaches.

    http://www.liberal.ca/story_13922_e.aspx

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