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Now is the Time at Hespeler When we Juxtapose

February 18th, 2017
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May 10, 2016:

Having Bacardi Canada’s bottling operation anchored in our province sends a clear signal to domestic and foreign markets that Ontario is a prime location where food and beverage processing companies can invest, expand and be successful,”

Feb 17, 2017:

Bacardi Canada will be shutting down and selling its Brampton bottling plant in the coming months, which will end an almost five-decade presence in the city.

$350,000 given to Bacardi and they can’t stay open a year.


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Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before

February 15th, 2014

Venerable Canadian institution collapses: Jean Chrétien in the middle:

The stunning collapse of Heenan Blaikie LLP, once one of Canada’s largest and most prestigious law firms, stemmed from a “loss of trust” in management over international business activities including dubious forays into Africa, where former partner Jacques Bouchard and former prime minister Jean Chrétien lobbied governments on behalf of clients, former Heenan partners and associates say…

Question: if a former Conservative Prime Minister (say Brian Mulroney), and a former cabinet minister in a Conservative government were this highly involved in this much of a racket, would Steven Harper be asked questions about it? So will Justin Trudeau, considering both men in question sat at his father’s cabinet table, and considering the relationship between Roy Heenan and the Trudeau’s, be asked a multitude of questions? Or will, once again, the media once again be unwilling to use the words “Jean Chrétien” and “bribery scandal” in the same article?

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Now is the Time When Hespeler Juxtaposes

December 13th, 2013
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Dec 12, 2013:

Posted by Rt. Hon. Jean Crétien

Over the last 50 years, Liberal Leaders built the Canada we know and love…

Dec 13, 2013:

Ex-Liberal organizer, friend to Chretien charged in sponsorship scandal.

With the usual apologies to Kate at SDA.

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June 12th, 2013
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It’s never good when you start thinking like the leader of the NDP.

h/t SDA

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Justin Time

June 5th, 2013

From the inbox:

The recent ethical lapses in the Prime Minister’s office show Canadians need more openness and accountability from their Leaders.

Some people think that change can come from the top-down. But I know that real change can only come from Canadians like you.

That’s why today I announced our Open Parliament plan including common sense reforms, like posting all Parliamentarians’ expenses online and developing a clear role for the Auditor-General in ensuring proper spending in Parliament.

Now I want you to help me build on this plan.

Share your ideas on how we can once again raise the bar on transparency and tell me what you think of the reforms I’ve already proposed.

Canadians know the difference between right and wrong. Now I want your ideas on how we can ensure that our representatives in Ottawa play by the same rules as everyone else.

Take a minute to give me your input on how we can raise the bar on transparency, and share your opinion on the common sense reforms I’ve already proposed:

OK, I’ll start and in the spirit of bi-partisanship, I would agree all MPs expenses should be online, if they weren’t already. It will tell you, for instance, that Julian Fantino, who’s riding is over 4-hours to Ottawa spends almost $40,000 less in expenditures than Justin Trudeau, who’s riding is less than an hour from Ottawa.

Now, how about we post online all monies earned by MPs, from all sources.

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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

June 5th, 2013

…laws are what happens on videos nobody has seen.daltons-ontario

You know, with Kathleen Wynne’s tax increasesbehind the scenes deal makinginvolving herself where she has no business being, already whining about how the Feds won’t spend on her behalf and the perverts she surrounds herself with, I was beginning to miss Dalton McGuinty

Senior Ontario Liberal political staff were breaking the law when they hit delete on emails that could have shed light on why the government cancelled two gas plants at a cost of $585 million, Information and Privacy Commissioner Dr. Ann Cavoukian says.

The commissioner found that emails sent and received by former chiefs of staff to the minister of energy and former premier Dalton McGuinty were deliberately deleted…

Hey, there he is. Welcome back Dalton.

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… And Liars Never Dalton!

May 7th, 2013
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Words you’ve never seen used in the same sentence before: Dalton McGuinty, honesty, integrity:

I know that he (former Premier Dalton McGuinty) will answer the questions with honesty and integrity

I know there’s a first time for everything, but I’m thinking I’d not be betting the kids college money on that one.


If you haven’t already seen it, McGuinty’s testimony today is in full vomit-vision at Blazing Cat Fur.

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Premier Never Won an Election: Tax Hikes at all costs…

April 19th, 2013
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and all costs will include tax hikes. Or something:

The whole process will be much better if, in the end, we have municipal support… But the reality is… that we have to take action. And as a Provincial government, it’s my responsibility to determine what actions that we will take

found-moneySo Premier Wynne, who has never faced any electorate as leader, is telling the people who have faced an electorate, my way or the highway. And her way?

New money has to be found.

Ahh, found money. Always the best kind. “Well you see, Minister Sousa was wandering down the street when lo-and-behold, a bag containing $2-billion was just sitting there…”

Dear Ms. I’ll call you Premier when you have won an election, there is no such thing as found money, there just my money, and Joe who lives up the street’s money and money our kids haven’t earned yet but your determined to steal from them before they do. Nothing found about it, just labour being stolen.

Here’s an idea. First, call an election. Second, run on this platform: Every working adult in the Province must put in 1-hour extra every week at their job, without compensation. The money they would have earned goes to the Provincial treasury. Furthermore, the future earnings of all Ontarians under the age of 18, including those not yet born, will be have 50% taken off the top, before taxes. Think you can win on that policy? No?

Yet it’s the net effect of finding money, and your talking of imposing it without an election, without ANY mandate.

Dear Ms. Wynne, resign your government now, call an election and be up front with the people of ontario about exactly how much more you plan to tax us. That would be the honest, ethical, non-Liberal thing to do.

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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario…

January 9th, 2013

So you voted for Dalton Mcguinty: how’s that working out for you?


Say your a teacher, had to have him. Heaven forbid Tim Hudak win, and you have to deal with someone overseeing the tax-payers money who counts it before he hands it out. So you put together a website two elections in a row, the Working Families Coalition you called it. You spent a fortune of non-election expense dollars. You would have your guy no matter what: democracy be damned. Stand up guy that Dalton, yes?

the head of the local secondary teachers‘ union said he’d be shocked if teachers did start volunteering again after having their democratic rights “stomped on” by Minister of Education Laurel Broten

Ah yes, those democratic rights.

The thing is, I’m somewhat sympathetic to the teachers position. They’re right, instead of negotiating in any recognizable form of good faith, he bullied them with legislation, forced them to take his terms. If a private sector employer tried to do what he did, the like of Dalton McGuinty would have them in front of the magistrate. Problem is, this is who McGuinty is, this is who he has been for ten years now, and he is the teachers guy. They went all in for him, and the fact he treated you like you are a rural landowner should surprise you not. The fact it does surprise the teachers, combined with the fact they are in charge of developing our young people’s critical thinking, is worrying.

But never mind the teachers. You didn’t vote for Dalton McGuinty because of the teachers. Living in a lakefront condo in downtown Toronto you have no kids to be taught – or to pay the tab for all these expenditures over their working lives. No, what you care about is that your morning (and late afternoon) latte is steamed using carbon-free electricity. You vote for the Dalton because you love the environment, and so does he.

Last spring an eagle built a nest on the ledge of one of the neighboring condos. The person who lives in the apartment overlooking the nest set up a webcam and ran live streaming video 24/7 of the eagle and her eaglets. After your long day of work you would come home and drink half-a-bottle of California Zinfandel watching the eaglets. It was so inspiring. So, you see, you care about the environment, and therefore you vote McGuinty because of the green energy act. It’s all about the eaglets…

(H/t SDA)

Ah, but maybe you don’t need to work for Nextera to know: it’s Stephen Harper’s fault. For example, healthcare.

Worked all your life, paid those taxes, that rotten Tim Hudak would have imposed user fees to access the system you’ve been paying into all your life. It was hard saving money while working, raising a family and paying 40% of what you make to the government, but you did it, and now you can enjoy those retirement years. Last thing you want or need is a healthcare user fee:

Ontario will consider co-payments based on income for home care services currently provided at no cost to the province’s seniors.

C’est la vie. Your just a kid anyway. Not yet old enough to vote, or just old enough and you wandered down to the makeshift polling booth at the University of Guelph. Put your big old X right there beside McGuinty, Dalton (L). Hey, it’s your future, and you want to own it. Congratulations, you just bought it, all of it, lock stock and barrel. Not that you’ll like what you bought, but make no mistake, when the bills come due, you’ll be the guy paying. Those healthcare user fees? You won’t believe the fees they have by the time you get there. That 40% tax rate to pay for all that free healthcare? it’ll be closer to 60% than 40 by the time your done, and the only free healthcare will be the healthcare your grandpa got and left that big bill for.

And then there’s E-Health, Ornge and a whack of other spending scandals. You’ll pay for all of it, but don’t ask where the money went: Finance Minister Dwight Duncan has a word for people who do that: cowards.

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Four Justin Trudeau’s Walk Into a Mosque

September 13th, 2012
Will the real Justin Trudeau please stand up?

Will the real Justin Trudeau please stand up?

There he is…


h/t Small Dead Animals via The Blaze

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Liberals: Not Dead Yet

October 31st, 2011
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I wrote this piece in response to Gerry Nicholls assertions that the Liberal Party was done like dinner, to quote a colourful figure from the past. It has been up on Gerry’s Freedom Forum for a couple of days now.

By the way, by “young, energetic new leader,” I don’t mean Justin Trudeau.

Gerry Nicholls says the Liberal Party of Canada is a spent entity. Here’s how his argument runs:

The Liberal Party is based on a single ideology, power. Now out of power for three elections and five years, the Liberal Party has no other base to fall back upon. Where once the Liberals were loaded with talent, now the cupboard is bare, frontline talent so thin the Maple Leafs would give them a run in a best of 7 series.

Furthermore, the Liberals are lined up against a dastardly foe, Stephen Harper, the “Genghis Khan of Canadian politics,” a ruthless player of chess against everyone else’s checkers. Harper’s overriding ambition is to eliminate the Liberal Party of Canada.

I agree with Gerry on these points, and that the elimination of public political funding is a serious blow to the Liberal Parties ability to fight elections and collect entitlement with which to be entitled. However, I think the playing of Marche funèbre on behalf of the Liberal Party is premature.

Can the Liberal Party of Canada rebound?

It is first important to ask, if not the Liberals, who? The Bloc Quebecois seems to be in equally dire circumstances in Quebec, and seems less likely than the Liberals to ever rebound. With almost all of their funding coming from the now defunct $2.00 a vote scam, it seems likely the smart sovereigntist money in Quebec will go provincial. The Bloc, in other words, now that is a spent force.

After the last election I suggested the NDP had a problem. They now have two disparate bases, Quebec and Western Populists. Their western populist base, sprinkled with some union towns in Ontario and the Maritimes is the traditional NDP. The new Quebec NDPers, however, have old school Quebec ideas, i.e. the Federal Government needs to move resources out of the rest of Canada and into Quebec. Here in Ontario we seem to not get that Quebec’s $7 daycare is paid by us (or was, before Dalton McGuinty saved us from paying into Canada’s transfer payment system), but in the west they are very aware of who pays to keep Quebecers happy. The NDP, I argued then, had a tough balancing act:

He (Jack Layton) will also now have to make up his mind on a number of issues where he said one thing on Quebec and another elsewhere, particularly out West. You can’t play two sides of the fence in Parliament. It will be a delicate balancing act, and one if he gets wrong, could be very bad for the NDP next time around.

The juggling act would have been tricky for a skilled politician like Jack Layton, the chances that whoever replaces Layton will be able to hold the NDP vote together for future elections is unlikely. The recent caucus split on the issue of where to build Canada’s new navy ships, a split that runs along Quebec and not Quebec lines seems to prove this out.

All good news for the Liberals. The bad news is, they are in just as bad a shape. They have no funding base except the government, now run by their sworn enemy, they seem out of touch and out of ideas. As Gerry notes, leadership material is thin on the ground.

But they are not dead yet. Here’s what the Liberals need to do to survive. Elect a young, energetic new leader and give him a mandate to win not the next election but the one after.

This leader needs to go from town to town, riding to riding, meeting with Liberals and potential Liberals. They need to shake hands with every person they can, look them in the eye and listen to their concerns and ideas. They need to meet with the leaders of the Liberal party in every riding, talk to them, listen to them. They need to hold rallies, not $350 a plate dinners, and pass around the collection bucket at the end. It doesn’t matter if they donate a toony or a twenty, people must feel like they own the party.

Based on their travels, and listening to the people, the leader needs to create an ethos for the Liberal Party to base its policy on, not just pull policy out of thin air. Every item in the policy book needs to be tested against the ethos, and not found wanting. And the Liberals need to be prepared to let the new leader have an election to lose, to learn from the mistakes, to begin selling the ideas of the new Liberal Party.

The Liberal Party of Canada is, to borrow a phrase, not dead yet. And unlike Gerry Nicholls, I am unconvinced they will not recover. However, they have one chance to get it right, and only one.

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Poor Mis-Understood Justin Trudeau.

March 17th, 2011
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If you grew up in a household where a picture of your “special friend,” Fidel Castro, hung on the wall, then you’d have problems with distinctions like “barbaric cultural practices” such as honour killings and female genital mutilation.trudeau-and-castro

Hey, if your going to start defining good and bad cultural practices, next thing you know jailing journalists and torturing dissidents will be frowned upon, and then what kind of country will you have?

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Stephen Harper’s a Big Mean Bully…

September 9th, 2010


This brave new policy is sordidly familiar, akin to collaborating with the Nazis to stop the flight of Jews

Ron McKinnon, president of the Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam Federal Liberal Association

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I served Jean Cretien, I knew Jean Cretien, Jean Cretien Was A Friend of Mine…

August 31st, 2010

Remember when Liberals bragged about “the toughest and most ruthless machine in Canadian politics,” not whined about it.the-count_bmp

Frankly, I’m still trying to get my head around Jean Cretien publicly using the words NDP and leadership together, thus giving them credibility they really don’t have.

The more I watch of The Count, the more I believe that, regardless of what this or that poll says, when an election is on and everything counts, Harper is going to wipe the floor with this guy.

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Stephen Harper’s a Big Mean Bully…

May 17th, 2010


“Come on, let’s see that letter from Guy to Mary Dawson,” a senior Ignatieff official says. “I sincerely believe that the Giorno letter is at the heart of this thing because it will show the true nature of Stephen Harper – because he obviously approved it.”

Unlike, say, those nice Liberals, who wouldn’t publicly accuse someone of “unethical or criminal activity…” or of associating with organized crime:

…you don’t get cocaine at a corner drug store, right? You have to get it from somewhere, from someone and usually that means organized crime.”

h/t neocon

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