Do you want a Spring 2010 Federal Election? Canada wants to know. Cornwall Ontario – January 1, 2010

Do you want a Spring 2010 Federal Election?  Canada wants to know.  Cornwall Ontario – January 1, 2010

You don’t need to read tea leaves or hire an expensive political think tank to read how much Stephen Harper is salivating for his majority government, and Spring is his time.

The rosy red buzz of the Olympics; the fumes of spending from the stimulus; funds that have been delayed strategically; and hopefully an economy that isn’t sliding into the toilet as the US stimulus impact dissipates.

These are the conditions our Minority Prime Minister is hoping for.   Mix in a struggling Michael Ignatieff, a stranglehold on much of the media, and Jack Layton and the NDP gunning to be official opposition thus splitting the center/left vote could be a recipe for a Conservative Stephen Harper majority government.

Proroguing also hides the Afghanistan torture mess as much as possible also.   So two questions, probably more, are Canadians that forgetful?  Do they care that much about the Olympics?  While the press has been chipping away at Mr. Ignatieff he himself has been quiet.   Methinks he hasn’t been catching up on romance novels and gazing at the deer hopping through the snow covered fields.

This Spring should be showtime.   I can’t see this minority government dragging on much longer.   In the Art of War it’s said that when you are the weaker foe choose the time and place of battle.     That’s going to be the question come March.

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Calendar Man
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Definetly not a general election but how about a bi-election just in SD&G? Can we do that? Please, please, can we do that?

glassbowl
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glassbowl

Bring on an election! Time to send a message and take out the trash!

Stan
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Stan

Sorry guys, you’ll have to wait until March for the election thats going to be forced upon us by Ignatieff and the Fiberals. Then we can all celebrate with a MAJORITY Conservative Government! SD&G will continue to be held by our one-and-only ti-Guy Lauzon.
(Just a thought, since Ignatieff spent more time in the U.S. than in Canada, do we now have to pronounce his name as EYE-gnatieff?)

glassbowl
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glassbowl

I wouldn’t mind seeing a Liberal minority. If nothing else to send a message to Harper that being a lazy ass isn’t the way to go!

Stan
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Stan

Admin: I agree with you that Stephen Harper would love an election right now, but he will never call an election. He’ll leave that up to the greedy Fiberals who are presently salivating about their next non-confidence vote to come in the March 2010. Don’t you just love it!

joshua
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joshua

If we were like Europeans there would be a lynch mob after his hide. But as most Canadians we just stand by and watch. WE are afraid to protest. It’s shameful as is Harper.

Pierre Béchard
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Pierre Béchard

Yes, I think we need an election as soon as possible, and all people who care about justice, peace, the environment and democracy, must realize that it is important to unite now and defeat our aspiring dictator. The Canada that we love is dying. Let’s wake up! How long will we tolerate a Prime minister elected with a little bit more that 35% of voters who acts as if he owned Parliament? How long will we tolerate a Prime Sinister who tries to strongarm a public service into becoming accountable not to Canadians but to the Conservative party of Stephen… Read more »

grimalot
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grimalot

Couldn’t agree with you more Pierre!

Stan
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Stan

Pierre: You talk about getting rid of Harper and his mafia, yes, lets go back to a “sensible and honest” government who will bleed us dry with their “entitlements” as they did before. It doesn’t matter how many people voted for him in the last election, Stephen Harper is the man in charge! He didn’t turn us into a war-mongering nation, Jean Chretien and the Liberals put us in Afghanistan long before the Conservatives came along. Wake-up and smell the coffee Pierre. Joshua: I haven’t heard of any Europeans having lynch mobs to get after their Prime Mininsters, I don’t… Read more »

Stan
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Stan

Yes it’s true that the Chretien government had us in surplus for a while. Thats an easy one, you cannot siphon-off money out of a deficit. I think we’d all be shocked if we knew the real numbers of the cash that was “stolen” by the Fiberals! We certaily don’t need them back with all their “talents”.
You say it’s Harper that has blown the deficit, but let me remind you that Harper is governing during a very hard recession that he DID NOT bring on himself. Give him a little credit……PLEASE!

Stan
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Stan

Money-grubbing, oil sand sucking, sweater wearing, salivating to shut down the CBC, sell Canada to the U.S…….sounds like a businessman to me, but at least the moneys not going into his pockets like his predecessors.
The “butcher Medicare” you will have to explain to me and lke a good Canadian I still respect your right to your opinion, flawed as it may be.

Formerlib
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Formerlib

This is getting to sound more and more like the crap served up by the Toronto Red Star or the Communist Broadcasting Corp.
You Lieberals just can’t accept the fact that you got caught stealing from taxpayers and lost the subsequent elections.
Questiopns of the day:
Where is Mr. Ignaseous? Oh yeah, somewhere in the South of France at his villa.
Where is Wackie Jackie? Oh yeah, snorkeling in Belize.
Where is Harper? Oh yeah, in his office on the Hill working.
What is the colour of the sky in Pierre Béchard’s world?

Formerlib
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Formerlib

Yes, I was a Liberal until I could no longer stand the lying and stealing from the Chretien and Martin crowd!
I don’t understand what the underwear and vitamin D tabs remarks are supposed to mean, but gee if you don’t like a little heat once in a while, I’d suggest you limit your publication to covering Bridge and Euchre Parties or maybe the Darts League at the Legion and stay away from political discussion.
Have a nice day, unless you have other plans.

Formerlib
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Formerlib

Thanks for the offer, but I really don’t think you would want anyone but a card carrying Liberal to be in your employ.
Besides, any articles I wrote would have to be accurate as I really cannot tolerate revisionism. That seems to be the norm in what I see from yourself and many of your contributors.
Oh, and by the way, the number of former Liberals is growing day by day by day!
Scary, eh?

Ex-Card-Carrying Liberal
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Ex-Card-Carrying Liberal

A long time ago I used to be a Liberal too. I have letters from Iona Campagnolo to prove it. Don’t ask why I quit, you’ve heard it all before!

eric
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eric

we need to get rid of that lame ass XXXXXXX that harper is…. taking long vacations not doing anything good for our great country i wish he would just chock to death on a big juicy peace of meat!!! I HATE YOURXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX XXXXX!!!! XXXX HARPER WE DONT NEED AN IMBECILE LIKE HIM AT THE HEAD OF OUR BEAUTIFULL COUNTRY

eric
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eric

Stan are you a retard??? first of all harper wwas refusing to admit we even had a problem while in election… total bullshit lie…. second instead of spending millions on millitary bases and sending our proud troops to fight a fight that isnt even ours to start with… wow nice way to manage your budget,… harper is an asshole thats all he is. He will drive canada to bankruptcy and then blame it on passed administrations as he always does….. just look at the kyoto protocole and how he’s been doing absolutly nothing to protect our country from pollution and… Read more »

Stan
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Stan

eric, you ask if I’m a retard and I’ll have to say no. After reading your post though, if you stand in front of a mirror and stare at the reflection, you will see the biggest retard of all!

Melissa
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Melissa

Stan: Jean Chrietian said no to going into Afghanistan, it wasn’t until harper took over the reigns that the troops were sent out waiting to bleed with Bush’s ignorant concepts and ideas.

Stan
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Stan

It’s obvious where the retards are posting, Eric you need to get a life!. Both Eric and Melissa are so uninformed. It was Jean Chretien and the Liberal Party in government that sent our troops to Afghanistan in the beginning! Long before Harper came onto the scene. What Chretien refused was to send troops to Iraq though our troops operated all around Iraq but not in. Please ensure that brain is engaged before popping the clutch on your mouth!

smee
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smee

Afghanistan broke Russia and will now do the same for the US and quite possibly us as well. Leave them alone and protect our own borders

PJ Robertson
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PJ Robertson

My hat is off to Pierre Bechard. Here’s why: he sticks to facts and asks the key questions.

Also, Pierre implicitly recognizes a trap in the Information Age: namely, our attention span has shrunk and consequently we become easy prey to spin and propaganda—the stock in trade of the Harperites. That’s why Pierre says “Let’s wake up.”

The question I would add to Pierre’s list: How long are we Canadians going to tolerate a bully for a PM?

PJ Robertson
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PJ Robertson

admin, I totally agree. Sadly, Mr. Ignatieff doesn’t cut it, and Canada loses.

smee
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smee

Admin Chretien put us in a surplus but that was not during a recession. If we listen a look at most other countries Harper and Canada is faring out better much better economically. Unfortunately in a recession most expenditures are on infrastructure. Though it is good for a local growth but provides little revenue in return at higher levels of government. Especially when they give out millions for small jobs and only a portion is utilized and the rest is kept in the municipal coffers. You have to quit blaming Harper for the problems; this is what he was left… Read more »

smee
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smee

Then I ask admin Why do the liberals leave iggy in charge? Is it perhaps because they have not the resources to do any better with names you metnoined, or perhaps they still need a better team to right the sinking ship. As well do you honestly think the status of Canada is solely the responsiblity of Harper? If that is the case then I suggest you travel a bit. Since Trudeau we have been on a slide, freedoms with out responsibility, no accountibility by government just to name a few. Take a look at what I have posted from… Read more »

Eric
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Eric

Can’t believe this has been around for a year. Just wanted all of you to know the above comments by Eric are not mine, the sober second thought guy.

Not having a viable second choice is a part for some voters, however, perhaps people are stating notice where additional tax requests start…..and that push for bilingual supreme court justices and the police along the entire trans Canada being bilingual…..

Grimalot
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Grimalot

smee said: “Goods and Services Tax The retooling of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). It was eventually replaced with the Harmonized Sales Tax in three Atlantic provinces. Chrétien claimed that the fiscal situation was far worse than expected. He knew the economic situation before the election yet still lied about the GST.” GST, brought in by Mulroney (PC) is the only thing I point at Chretien for is not getting rid of it like he said he would. However, the HST applied on Ontario is truly the brainchild of Jim Flaherty, dangling the carrot in front of McGuinty and… Read more »

smee
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smee

Grimalot Is true our governments ooze with corruption. In part we the people are responsible. We pay more attention to self interest issues then national issues. Referendums and political actions taken for language and gay rights CPP hands outs to newly landed immigrants. Yet we never hold a rally or referendum to improve health care, taxes and a reduction in preferential pension plans (my two favourites is the Teachers pension plan and part timers in government like out two locals in both provincial and federal levels). However in BC an attempt is being made to remove the HST via referendum.… Read more »

Grimalot
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Grimalot

“However in BC an attempt is being made to remove the HST via referendum. I have not followed up on it but a referendum was to be held Sept 2011. Time and date not the issue, the issue is the people are doing what has to be done, revolting in a democratic manner against a toleration Government” We could do this here, but McGuinty wrote in a non cancellation clause, and if it does get cancelled if people tell McGuinty where to go, then we have to pay it back to the Cons.. that was the whole deal, both parties… Read more »

billiam
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billiam

Just look what happens when people demonstrate. The G20 summit showed all of us how little freedom we actually have. We must, however stand up and protect,revolt,or protest to save our health-care.

smee
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smee

willie I was in Toronto when the summit was going on, the situation was blown out of proprtion by media. However had something happened say a violent revolt in which people were killed and major property damage would you have said the police failed? In this situation they were dammed if the do and dammed if they don’t. Grimalot as you brought up provinciall issues Mc Guinty, with and smitherman decided it was better for our healthcare to cover the costs of gender re assignment instead of insulin pumps. Just to name one act of self preservation for a gay… Read more »

billiam
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billiam

The media didn’t blow the G20 out of proportion, the police did. I have seen so much video, as well as live as it all happened. The Toronto Star is trying to bring justice for those assaulted by the Toronto Police.

Stan
Member
Stan

Democracy? When you crash someone elses party to have your own voice heard you suffer the consequences! If you want to be heard then make your own party and you will be heard!