Friday, March 25, 2011

Canadians have lost confidence in the government



Michael Ignatieff was right about one thing he said in the House of Commons today. Canadians have lost confidence in the government. Unfortunately, that would include him. He was right Harper and the Conservatives should have provided costs for new fighter jets, over reaching crime bills and corporate tax cuts.

He was right in that a government that breaks the rules and conceals facts from the Canadian people doesn't deserve to remain in office. He might even be right about the fact that Canadians have a "hunger" and "longing" for new leadership. Unfortunately he is certainly not the one Canadians hunger and long for. He is only a legend in his own mind.

So we are back at square one. We have kids fighting over who gets to be Prime Minister while they fail to do the job they were elected to do. Harper refused to take the amendment on the crime bill. He is determined to race ahead on this sick self glorifying Lord of War model as he pulls a Brian Mulroney and steam rolls over the general public with his HST - Harper Sales Tax.

Where is Chuck Cadman when you need him? We don't need another election. We need leaders who listen. We need a minority government that will work with the other parties instead of attacking and belittling them to promote themselves so they can push their own agenda without listening to the concerns of other Canadians.

It is a sad day for Canada. Their leaders are self serving children who refuse to listen to their constituents. Are we any better than those we demonize and bomb? Not much. I will say this though: the only party I really trust in Ottawa right now is the Bloc Québécois and I'm an anglaphone from Colombie Britannique. Isn't that ironic?

2 comments:

  1. The Harmonized Sales Tax Bill easily passed through the House of Commons by a vote of 253 to 37 with the support of the Conservatives, the Liberals, and the Bloc Quebecois. The NDP was the only political party to oppose the bill. The HST Bill, which was requested by the Liberal provincial governments in both British Columbia and Ontario, is championed by most economists who say that it will benefit the economy. The New Democrats claim it shifts the tax burden from corporations to tax payers. Somewhat similar to the GST introduced by Prime Minister Mulroney, it has proven very unpopular in both provinces with especially fierce resistance against it in British Columbia. So much so that British Columbia MPs Donna Cadman of the Conservative Party and Keith Martin of the Liberal Party abstained from voting on the bill despite the fact that it was a whipped vote in both parties. Despite being a very unpopular measure, so far there is no indication that Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are paying the price in pubic support for passng federal legislation allowing HST legislation in British Columbia and Ontario... BUT THIS IS A HARPER DEAL RIGHT ?

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  2. Yes the HST is a Harper deal and yes the Liberals are backing it because Ignatieff is a neo con too. I think the Bloc were conned. You claim that Donna Cadman abstained despite the fact that it was a whipped vote. That means Harper is cramming it through as well as Ignatieff.

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