Cornwall ON – Joseph Goebbels is considered a great propagandist and one of the tenets he practiced, not invented as many think, is that if you tell a lie often enough it starts to become the truth.
The Ottawa Citizen managed to get all four of our Federal Candidates to sit down for a debate and interview and it is quite enlightening. If you click the link you can watch the video.
Our MP, Guy Lauzon, ran out the drivel over the Seaway International Bridge issue. He talked of the Criminal element in Akwesasne, threats to CBSA agents, and public safety. He talked about he was the key to keeping the border open as the Harper government wanted to close it and most disturbingly in many ways how he supports our National border being co-located with US customs.
So in one fell swoop our MP has advocated a form of our National Autonomy based in non-factual information?
We covered the bridge crisis on ground zero. I was present in the tent put together by peaceful protesters that Mr. Lauzon said was a deterrent to resolution of the crisis.
The issue was always about CBSA guards being armed. The Harper’s government handling and communication with Akwesasne was consistent with the way that they have communicated as a government.
Here are links to some of the coverage we had during the crisis.
MP Todd Russell on The Bridge Crisis & Pigeons
1) Do you want the CBSA operations to return to the customs facility on Kawehnoke? 1119 voted yes, and 371 voted no.
2) If yes, should the CBSA employees be allowed to return to carry out their duties as armed officers at the customs facility located on Kawehnoke? Yes 468 No 671.
On April 22, 2010, The Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Mike Mitchell, issued a statement to notify the public that there had NOT been any substantive discussions or meetings of the Task Force Group that is composed of Akwesasne leadership and high level officials of the Canada Border Services Agency since the fall of 2009.
Today there is less bridge traffic. There’s a new low level bridge coming. There still isn’t good communication from the Harper Government or their Messenger, MP Lauzon.
I just think that history should not get twisted or re jigged. There are many important issues voters face across Canada and in SD&SG Ontario. For many this is one of them.