The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
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giving the CBSA officers guns or from adequately securing the borders from criminals and terrorists.
Toews said in an interview Wednesday he did not relish the sight of Canadian border guards leaving their posts as the gunmen approached the border.
"I think it does nothing for our national image. I find it very disturbing that our officers felt compelled to leave because of this threat to their personal safety," he said from his Manitoba riding of Provencher.
"I understand their concerns very well and don't fault them. What surprises me is that the former government refused to properly equip our officers."
"Even the last poll, somehow it took three-and-a-half hours to count the last poll and lo and behold, it was nearly 100 per cent turnout, all of which went Liberal, just enough votes to go over the top. So we're really concerned. These are the kinds of things that happen in banana republics, not in our country," he said.
Harrison also said Elections Canada had not appointed the people put forward by his campaign as deputy returning officers.
PS: Those pundits that have so much eager advice for Harper now, should chill out. They were the ones that didn't want an election campaign in the winter in the first place.Now 's a good time for them to go on vacation and spare us their "suggestions".They stood by for 10 years when the Sponsorship scam was going on but apparently they didn't know anything?
Maybe if they had been more vocal then, instead of now, some of these fine dedicated Canadians would still have their careers.
They've got a tough situation on their hands. They only have a population of about 2.75 million.Criminals have no borders.
...and there wasn't a peep out of those MP's when it came to the gunfire either-it probably wasn't their business??
"The incident on Tuesday night temporarily closed the Canada-U.S. border crossing, and caused dozens of Canadian guards to walk off the job, fearing for their safety"
CEUDA and the Northgate report on officer safety http://www.ceuda.psac.com/english/campaigns/Sidearms/Northgate.html
Money, oil and threats have brought the Iranian theocrats to the very threshold of a nuclear arsenal. Their uncanny diagnosis of Western malaise has now convinced them that they can carefully fabricate a Holocaust-free reality in which Muslims are the victims and Jews the aggressors deserving of punishment. And thus Ahmadinejad's righteously aggrieved (and nuclear) Iran can, after "hundreds of years of war," finally set things right in the Middle East.
The last thing the Liberals wanted was transparency just look at the way Cutler and the other whistleblowers were treated.............
This was the big news of the election-Quebecers now had a viable alternative- you can't win a majority when you start off with a 75 seat deficit out
of 308 seats. Election night was good news for Quebecers and good news for the Tories.
"In 1979, the Liberals crushed the Conservatives in Québec, winning 61.7 percent of the vote and 67 seats compared with 13.5 percent of the vote and 2 seats for the Conservatives. In 2006, the Conservatives won 24.6 percent of the votes in Québec compared with 20.7 percent for the Liberals and they became the first choice among Québec federalists. Though the Liberals won 13 seats compared with 10 seats for the Conservatives, the Conservative Party has a broader support base in Québec: the Conservative candidate finished in second place in 40 Québec ridings compared with 14 second places for the Liberals.".
Most of the "pundits" were Liberal cheerleaders anyway-the pollsters had a lot of Liberal contracts also........
"It's amusing to listen to the same folks who didn't want Conservative Leader Stephen Harper to be elected prime minister, now claiming he can't do anything because he didn't win enough seats.
Wrong. Harper has every right to implement his agenda -- especially his major campaign promises. He restated those early yesterday in a stirring, statesmanlike victory speech.
They are: Passing the Federal Accountability Act; lowering the GST by one point immediately (and two within five years); providing patients with guaranteed access to timely medical care; cracking down on crime; giving parents $1,200 a year for each child under 6 to help defray child care costs; and fixing the "fiscal imbalance" with the provinces."
Guns on the streets- they concentrated on honest farmers and duck hunters and not the criminals-why?
"Toronto Mayor David Miller sang the same statistical tune, despite contrary evidence in a report tabled last month by his own police service -- a report obtained through access to information that shows, if not twisted, that no more than 16% of "crime guns" in Toronto were obtained through the robbery of legitimate owners.
And that is a far, far cry from the loud headlines Mayor Miller recently created when he claimed "almost half" the blood guns came from the break-ins of homes where guns were legally registered and stored.
But politics is politics. And Mayor Miller, without question, wanted the Liberals back in power. "
Brenda-Jane Harwood, 28, from Toronto, wife of a soldier, who voted in the advance poll: "I never thought I'd vote Conservative. It was mostly due to Harper. He's smart and honest. I like it that he's young, too. He'll be a breath of fresh air if the Liberals and NDP give him a chance. But, I don't trust them. Especially the Liberals. They're so sleazy and power hungry, they'll do everything to destroy him and his policies instead of realizing that the reason they (Liberals) lost is because we Canadians want what Harper's offering, not their stuff."
"The untold story of this election campaign is how many Liberals were hoping their own party would go down to defeat.
But not for the reasons usually enumerated in the media. The fight between the Chretienites and Martinites was so divisive and bitter that it played out like the aftermath of an ugly divorce. Across the country, voters turned their backs on the Liberal party and it was no coincidence that some of the biggest losers were Liberals who had done it to themselves."