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ADSCAM -- Canada's Corruption Scandal Breaks Wide Open
various links | 04-08-05 | the heavy equipment guy

Posted on 04/08/2005 1:32:49 PM PDT by backhoe

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Michael Medved ^ | March 2, 2006 | beaversmom

Posted on 03/02/2006 3:19:44 PM EST by beaversmom

Medved is discussing this disgusting teacher right now. I drove by the highschool and, I'm not too good at estimating, but I'd say there were 75--100 kids on Peoria street outside of Overland HS ditching class.


This has to warm the cockles of Jim Robinson's heart. A mother listens to Michael Medved talk about something happening in her community, and she posts a firsthand observation here practically instantaneously. Fantastic!

That teacher would help his students if he added FR to his list of extra credit sources.

561 posted on 03/03/2006 6:06:27 AM PST by maica (You are being lied to. By elements in the media determined that Iraq must fail. - Ralph Peters)
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Toronto's new lost generation (Conservative-bashing editorial)--Been working in Toronto for a couple of months. You have no idea how bad things are. There is this great glee about multiculturalism, which means there is no longer a Canadian culture. In Ontario, 1/3 of the high school students opts for a 5th year of HS to have more time to "adjust". All signs are printed in English and French, even in Ontario, but the language you hear all around, even in the workplace, is most likely going to be middle Eastern or Asian. Really scary place.

562 posted on 03/05/2006 4:18:10 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Why isn't this all over the news?
Grit's plot to kill Martin alleged
PSAC / Rabble Link? --consider that the publisher of Rabble is one Judy Rebick- Check her background and you conclude NDP = UNIONS = RABBLE and the links are REBICK and LAYTON. Few people, in particular Rabblers, know Rebick was a founding member of THIS GROUP. Note the proud claim that the web site was created by union labour.
The Abotech Affair: It was a smokescreen! From my post on November 18:

Apparently, my nagging suspicions were right on the money.

563 posted on 03/06/2006 2:40:34 AM PST by backhoe
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The registry can, and has been hacked
Looks like a hack has been confirmed (Multi-page thread 1 2 3 ... Last Page)--any firearms owner who ever had his home broken into has a legitimate claim for extra compensation from the federales as this brake in may have been the result of the government failing to secure our information.
Dangerous gun registry? More on CFC hack.
Women's Groups Call to Stand Firm on Gun Control (Multi-page thread 1 2 3)
Happy International Wimmin's Day
[ Goto pageGoto page: 1, 2 ]-- They continued to say that
they didn't need feminist organizations to stand up for
 them because they were capable of standing up for themselves.

564 posted on 03/09/2006 3:38:15 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Has anyone been indicted for any of this yet?


565 posted on 03/09/2006 3:47:48 AM PST by Lurker (Cuz I got one hand in my pocket and the other one is slapping a hippy.)
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Has anyone been indicted for any of this yet?

Not as far as I can tell- Canada seems to have a problem ( as we do ) putting malfeasant politicians behind bars.

I hope their new Prime Minister will see to this.

566 posted on 03/09/2006 3:59:44 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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EDITORIAL: Gun registry is a national disgrace
Hackers' gun paradise

567 posted on 03/11/2006 6:28:36 AM PST by backhoe
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[Article] Cukier "everybody knew they had guns" (Multi-page thread 1 2 3)
UN Firearms marking (Multi-page thread 1 2)
Gun files easy to hack (Multi-page thread 1 2)

568 posted on 03/12/2006 10:58:17 AM PST by backhoe
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Brison linked to Income Trust Scandal by CIBC [ 1, 2 ]
569 posted on 03/15/2006 5:20:47 AM PST by backhoe
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United Nations Proposal: World Taxation Without Representation

Put this on your radar screen a/s/a/p. An international gun to your head to rob you blind so the UN can what? Fund terror? This is outrageous.

A few months ago the UN had its sights firmly on the Internet. Thanks to Kincaid and others these designs were exposed early on and the UN was forced temporarily to back off taxation of the Internet. The retreat is only tactical - one step back toKofi_ark_5 take two steps forward.

Read it all here Photo toon: ihillary

Bolton_rand_ideal_1 Rub your eyes, read it again.  we need to support Cliff Kincaid at America's Survival Inc. ( Researcher Cliff Kincaid has "devoted his life in recent years to studying what is happening at the United Nations. He fortunately has a strong stomach." We need him as our watchdog, informing us about the latest UN outrages.


570 posted on 03/15/2006 5:23:45 AM PST by backhoe
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 Toronto Sun EDITORIAL: Daycare fight won’t be kid stuff-- Everyone from interim Liberal leader Bill Graham to CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan to Canada’s daycare lobby now insists they are ready to bring down PM Stephen Harper’s government in order to save Canada’s national daycare program. We think they should be careful what they wish for.
First, contrary to myth, Paul Martin’s Liberals never established a national daycare program. They promised one during the 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004 elections, but didn’t deliver.
 WENDY CUKIER'S LETTER TO THE LIBERALS-- This just goes to show you that Wendy hasn't given up spreading her lies, and lobbying to keep stripping you of your rights.
What are you going to do about it?

571 posted on 03/15/2006 2:01:11 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Harper cleared of ethics violation

Operation invoice (The inside story of the scam that stripped DND of $146 million) Canada


572 posted on 03/20/2006 4:36:38 PM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Are we Really Headed Back to Polls Now? Over Day Care?--I hope they do, it'll mean a majority.

Brace Yourself, Canada

The armies of Ipsos-Reid, Decima and SES are once again firing up the phone banks to survey election-weary Canadians so that our national media can run front page headlines declaring "Majority of Canadians Don't Want Election"  Comments (33) -- An election in the immediate future would be a good thing, as annoying as that sounds.
Either the conservatives win a majority, and take steps to reduce federal power and intrusion on our freedoms, which is fine by me, or the Libs win, and the country comes apart - reducing federal power and intrusion on our freedoms.
Also OK, IMHO. ;)

573 posted on 03/24/2006 4:14:15 AM PST by backhoe
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Our (Canada's) New Military Reality ... Peter Worthington
Most Canadians like Tories in power, for now

574 posted on 04/03/2006 4:41:29 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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One Year After Gomery

Yesterday marked the anniversary of a CQ post that started a wave of indignation and anger in Canada, as the Gomery Commission attempted to close its doors to blockbuster testimony to all but the powerful and connected. Titled "Canada's Corruption Scandal Breaks Wide Open", it gave ordinary Canadians an opportunity to learn about the specifics of the Sponsorship Programme scandal that had been deliberately withheld from them by a publication ban -- although the witnesses were testifying in an open hearing. By the time I posted the second in a series on the testimony, more than a million Canadians had flocked to CQ to read what their pressed had been banned from reporting to them. Much has changed in the twelve months since that post. The Liberal stranglehold on power crashed on the news of their high-level involvement in Adscam, although former Prime Minister Paul Martin finagled his way through several months of Let's Make A Deal, which cost Canadian taxpayers another $4 billion in deals with the NDP. Stephen Harper, thought by many at the time to be too "scary" to ever rise to governing the nation, now has strengthened the Tory position to a near-majority standing among the electorate. In fact, a recent poll shows that 81% of Canadians want the Harper government to continue for at least the next year, and the Tories and Harper lead the Liberals now by ten points and Harper's government garners an astounding 62% approval rating.  Comments (9)

575 posted on 04/04/2006 3:29:10 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Canada finally has adults back in charge:
Throne speech -- New directions
 Canada Needs to Be an Adult Again

Reader Tips

Ed Morrissey looks back over the year since Captain's Quarters published the banned Gomery testimony.Comments (44)

576 posted on 04/05/2006 5:12:03 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Key Adscam Figure Gets 18 Months

One of the three key Sponsorship Programme figures facing criminal charges in the fraud conspiracy has had a prison sentence imposed on him after prosecutors appealed his initial sentencing. Paul Coffin, who pled guilty to 15 counts of fraud stemming from the $1.6 million of taxpayer money he collected from taxpayers, got sentenced to 18 months in prison earlier today (via Newsbeat1): I wrote about the ridiculous sentence given Coffin last year on September 19th in a post called "Steal Big, Risk Little".

Entitled To Their Entitlements

Last seen being dragged kicking and screaming from their expense accounts... Comments (89) "For those of you disgruntled Libranos who think that the Conservatives are 'cheap' or 'chippy chiselers': It is so obvious that you cannot discern proper, ethical expense accounting practices from the piggies-at-the-trough practices of your crooked librano heros, that it is pathetic. Wake up and grow up, you bunch of deposed whining entitlement freaks..."

577 posted on 04/08/2006 6:36:34 AM PDT by backhoe
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All hell about to break loose over gun registry...
[ Goto pageGoto page: 1, 2 ]--Imagine how much safer everyone would be had these outrageous expenses gone into neighbourhood policing in communities where it was most needed... Some of the eastern media is still in love with the gun registry, simply because a registry leads one down the road to prohibition and confiscation sooner or later. This was the real reason for the registry, not public safety as the Liberals tried to lie and lead us to believe.
578 posted on 04/15/2006 7:13:22 AM PDT by backhoe (The Silence of the Tom's ( Tired Old Media... ))
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Breaking News - Toronto Hiring Undercover Investigators To Pose As Homeless People

Breaking News - Toronto Census of Homeless Hiring Undercover Operators to Pose As Homeless People for Census

* Known Problem May Invalidate or Skew Data

* Original Story - Must Credit Lost Budgie Blog *

On the night of Wednesday, April 19, 2006, some 1,700 volunteers will fan out across Toronto in an attempt to take a census of homeless people sleeping on the streets, in parks and at City of Toronto homeless shelters...

...and waiting for the volunteer census takers will be a small army of undercover investigators, actors and students posing as homeless people for the night. Students will be paid $110 for the night, while professionals will be paid more.
Toronto Star background article here1 comments

579 posted on 04/19/2006 1:32:25 PM PDT by backhoe
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Lowering Flags for the Fallen: Part 2

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Kate at SDA has just published a letter she received from a Canadian Forces Widow. The letter expresses better than I ever could the reasons why I loath the Canadian MSM. They are heartless, they are political, they are predators, and they are corrupt. They are self-centered whiners who operate from a position of incredible ignorance when it comes to military matters, and from a position of incredible predjudice based on their collective Socialist Utopian ideology. Democracy depends on a free press; but what we have is an arm of Socialist Utopian Elitism, which is hopelessly infected with group-think and collective ignorance. Ignore them!

From A Canadian Forces Widow

Yesterday I received an email that I've received permission to share. I've edited the identifying details, as the writer would like to preserve her privacy;

Hi Kate,
I have enjoyed your blog since discovered it during the election.

I trust if you share any of my email that you would keep me anonymous please. I am still having *issues* to say the least with regards to my husbands death.

[The investigation into the circumstances of his death during a training exercise] is still ongoing, at least I think it is. I have never EVER been officially updated on it. That said, the only thing that has been confirmed is there was no pilot error (important for me and my husbands memory to bring that up).

The reason I am emailing you is the issue of banning the media from the base when the soldiers' remains are returned to their families. While my husband was not overseas, I will share with you my personal experience with the media and a very public death.

Thankfully the media had yet to discover my house when I had to go see my husband for the first time. They found me by 6 AM the following morning. My parents had driven up immediately after my frantic phone call. My father stepped outside to get the papers and he was besieged (to say it lightly) with media camped out in my driveway! They were knocking at my door, putting the cameras on us as we opened it. There was always their cars there, with them sitting in them, waiting for someone to come or go. Phone call after phone call to the house when the lines were needed for more important issues. Our grief was made very public. I was asked if I wanted media at the funeral and I agreed to have them there. I wanted the people of Canada to know that even when Canada's sons and daughters do not go overseas, lives are put on the lone on a daily basis for the safety and security of every Canadian. To show them how the phrase "military cut backs' translates into real life in the forces. I had insisted that there not be a close up on any family member. I was sure Joe Blow watching the news did not need to see my tears, or those of my children to know we were distraught. Yet this rule was broken.

The media also pushed for the release of the names of those killed ASAP. Why?? Does it matter to Joe Blow? Shouldn't it matter more that ALL family (not just immediate) and close friends are informed personally even by phone than to hear it on the news? Families of victims killed in auto accidents can request that the names not be released and Joe Blow doesn't complain.

About the Peace tower and the flag flap, if anyone understand tradition it is a military member and his family. Did I expect the flag at the Peace tower to be flown at 1/2 mast for my husband?? oh hell no! But I did expect a phone call or something from our Prime Minister? Just the letter with his stamped signature would have to be good enough. He was in Europe and there is no way that letter was written there and sent to me to receive so quickly. It is also noticeable the signature is from a stamp and not hand signed. I did get a touching phone call and a lovely letter from the Governor General, HE Clarkson.

I will end this letter now. I could go on but I am sure you don't want to hear all the sordid details of how a military widow is really treated.

Except to add, that if I were to walk into funerals of people I didn't know stating it is my right to know who they are etc I'd be frowned on or even thrown out.

Think of this email when you see the tape replays shot by CTV news yesterday from over the fence at CFB Trenton.

If you've never forwarded a post from SDA to family and friends before - consider doing it with this one. The media has been screaming for tranparency. Well, let's give it to them. Turn the "camera" back on the microphone holders for a change, and let ordinary Canadians see the mob for the self-absorbed ratings vultures that they are.

Posted by Kate at 10:06 AM | Comments (66)

580 posted on 04/26/2006 4:27:42 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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