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  • (Ezra Levant) Michael Ignatieff's aide tries to silence me with a lawsuit

    12/11/2008 3:10:48 AM PST · by Clive · 7 replies · 482+ views
    Ezra Levant ^ | 2008-12-11 | Ezra Levant
    Michael Ignatieff’s campaign aide, Warren Kinsella, is threatening to sue me for writing about his involvement in Adscam. You can see a copy of his libel notice here. Justice John Gomery, who chaired the Judicial Inquiry into that scandal, named Kinsella more than a dozen times in his report. You can read the whole thing here – or just search for the word “Kinsella” to get to the point. On page 160 of the report, in a chapter called “Who is responsible?” Justice Gomery noted that Kinsella, then chief of staff to Public Works Minister David Dingwall, tried to steer...
  • Harper appointee under fire from Dion (hilarious Liberal indignation!)

    04/12/2007 10:37:10 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 1 replies · 334+ views
    CanWest via National Post - Canada ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2007 | Andrew Mayeda
    Harper appointee under fire from Dion Andrew Mayeda, CanWest News Service Published: Thursday, April 12, 2007 OTTAWA - The Harper government was accused yesterday of launching a political "witch hunt" against the Liberals after naming a former separatist politician to investigate the federal government's past use of public opinion polling. Daniel Paille was a Cabinet minister under the Parti Quebecois government of former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau in the mid-1990s. In his new capacity as "independent advisor," Mr. Paille will probe the federal government's polling practices from 1990 to March 31, 2003. In announcing the appointment, Public Works Minister...
  • Lafleur to remain behind bars (Canada: Liberal 'Adscam' gangster)

    04/06/2007 12:21:56 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 2 replies · 220+ views
    CP via canoe.ca ^ | April 6, 2007 | Staff
    Lafleur to remain behind bars cnews.canoe.ca April 6, 2007 MONTREAL (CP) - Ad man Jean Lafleur will remain incarcerated until at least next Thursday on 35 fraud charges related to the federal sponsorship scandal. Lafleur's bail proceeding was postponed Friday until next Thursday to give his lawyer time to get copies of statements from hundreds of potential witnesses in the case. "We don't have all the information necessary to proceed," his lawyer, Jean-Claude Hebert, told the judge. Jean Lafleur, former owner of Lafleur Communicationand Marketing, prepares to start his last day of testimony at the Gomery commission in Montreal,...
  • Police probing Liberal 'network of corruption' (Canada)

    04/04/2007 8:54:47 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 481+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2007 | Daniel LeBlanc
    Police probing Liberal 'network of corruption' Daniel LeBlanc Toronto Globe and Mail Wednesday, April 4, 2007 OTTAWA The police probe into the sponsorship scandal is focusing increasingly on the shadowy world of political organizers who siphoned federal funds from advertising firms on behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, sources said yesterday. In police parlance, the probes are now looking into the "network of corruption" involving Liberal fundraisers and organizers who were continuously asking advertising firms for kickbacks. A source who has been interviewed by the RCMP said that police are asking more and more questions about Jacques...
  • An "early Christmas present" for Canada's Conservatives? (plus a few related 'toons)

    12/03/2006 12:35:51 PM PST · by GMMAC · 39 replies · 1,085+ views
    Ottawa Sun - Canada ^ | Sunday, December 3, 2006 | Greg Weston
    Dion's party crashers Unlikely win a victory for new guard -- and possibly Harper Ottawa Sun Sunday, December 3, 2006 By Greg Weston MONTREAL -- And the winner is? Stephen Harper. The prime minister should be laughing all the way to the polls after the federal Liberals crowned Stephane Dion their new leader in a wildly unpredictable upset here yesterday. In choosing the professorial Quebec MP to lead the Grits into the next election, the Liberal party has taken a turn for the bland, if not towards an electoral abyss. While all of the four frontrunners in the race...
  • The secret caller who exposed Adscam (for once 'investigative reporting' served the public good)

    10/21/2006 10:36:30 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 9 replies · 891+ views
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada) ^ | Saturday, October 21, 2006 | DANIEL LEBLANC
    The secret caller who exposed Adscam DANIEL LEBLANC reveals how an anonymous tipster helped him break the federal sponsorship scandal Toronto Globe and Mail Saturday, October 21, 2006 DANIEL LEBLANC OTTAWA -- The phone call came on June 1, 2000. The woman had a quiet voice, and she wanted our conversation, and her identity, to remain a secret. She had read my recent story on the sponsorship program in The Globe and Mail, and urged me to dig further. The call couldn't have come at a more opportune time. I had been interested in Ottawa's aggressive advertising campaign in...
  • Harper to probe phantom jobs (Liberal corruption just never ends in Canada)

    10/17/2006 8:25:17 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 501+ views
    Ottawa Citizen - Canada ^ | Tuesday, October 17, 2006 | Kathryn May
    Harper to probe phantom jobs Move comes after revelation ministerial aides won free ride into public service Kathryn May The Ottawa Citizen Tuesday, October 17, 2006 The Harper government wants to investigate how former Liberal ministerial aides landed jobs in the public service over the past decade. A senior official confirmed yesterday that the Treasury Board and the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency are examining the issue following recent revelations that two former Liberal aides landed "phantom" jobs that gave them free rides into the public service after they lost their political jobs in the January election. The...
  • Prosecutors poring over more sponsorship files (Canada's 'Adscam' - more charges?)

    06/28/2006 6:07:09 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 3 replies · 187+ views
    Globe & Mail - Toronto, Canada ^ | Wednesday, June 28, 2006 | TU THANH HA
    Prosecutors poring over more sponsorship files Further charges could be laid as police submit reports on ad work TU THANH HA Toronto Globe and Mail Wednesday, June 28, 2006 MONTREAL -- Crown attorneys have in their hands more files from police investigations into the federal sponsorship scandal and are studying them, says the prosecutor who handled the fraud trial that led to the conviction and jailing of former bureaucrat Chuck Guit. "There are files that have been forwarded," prosecutor Jacques Dagenais told reporters yesterday. "Other files will be coming. I'm quite sure of that. We are examining some of...
  • No more 'entitlements' (PM: Bill aims to 'change way business done in Ottawa')

    04/12/2006 6:55:15 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 375+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, April 12, 2006 | Allan Woods
    No more 'entitlements' PM: Bill aims to 'change way business done in Ottawa' Allan Woods CanWest News Service Wednesday, April 12, 2006 OTTAWA - Stephen Harper introduced his government's first piece of legislation -- the Federal Accountability Act -- yesterday in an attempt to position his party as an agent of change and close the ethical loopholes that sank the previous Liberal government. The bill, which the Tories outlined during the election campaign, bans corporate and union donations to federal parties, cracks down on lobbyists, protects whistle-blowers and gives more power to officers of Parliament, such as the ethics...
  • Charges laid in DND computer billing case (Canada: more tax $$$ than Adscam?)

    01/31/2006 7:49:12 AM PST · by GMMAC · 18 replies · 453+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | Tuesday, January 31, 2006 | Glen McGregor
    Charges laid in DND computer billing case Ex- bureaucrat, two businessmen charged in $100M scam Glen McGregor The Ottawa Citizen Tuesday, January 31, 2006 A former Department of National Defence bureaucrat and two Ottawa area businessmen were charged yesterday after a lengthy investigation into what the RCMP alleges was a complex billing scheme that cost the federal government more than $100 million. Paul Champagne, a former DND contracts manager, was charged with seven counts, including fraud, breach of trust by a public officer and money laundering. The RCMP accuse him of obtaining more than $105 million from the government...
  • A Defeat for Anti-Americanism

    01/28/2006 6:37:20 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 21 replies · 937+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/28/06 | Editorial
    ACCORDING TO his opponent, Canadian Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper exposed "an agenda really drawn from the extreme right in the United States." He favored the Iraq war, opposed the Kyoto treaty on global warming, and is a social conservative to boot. He might just become -- heaven forbid -- "the most pro-American leader in the Western world." His victory would -- O, Canada! -- "put a smile on George W. Bush's face." Despite all those scary warnings, Mr. Harper and his party won Canada's election on Monday. That put an end to 12 years of increasingly incoherent and corrupt...
  • 218 Reasons NOT to vote For Liberals (Long But Good Canada Voters' List To Dump Ruling Party Alert)

    01/22/2006 4:46:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 849+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 01/22/06 | Linda Williamson
    After 12 years, we at the Sun think it's self-evident that the Liberals have to go, and polls show most Canadians agree. But just in case you're still not sure, we've compiled a list of the lowlights of Liberal rule since 1993. There's plenty more where these came from, but we've narrowed it to 218 reasons not to vote Liberal. Take your pick: You really only need one. THIS ELECTION -- WE DID NOT MAKE THIS UP 1 Pre-election spending: $22.2 billion, according to Canadian Taxpayers Federation. 2 Pre-election tax relief: $30 billion -- about $323 per taxpayer; up from...
  • Tory lead firm: poll (Canada's Harper & Conservatives bringing it home!!!)

    01/21/2006 7:48:00 AM PST · by GMMAC · 32 replies · 783+ views
    CanWest via National Post - Canada ^ | Saturday, January 21, 2006 | Norma Greenaway
    Tory lead firm: poll Harper's party ahead by 12 points, NDP poised to boost seats Norma Greenaway CanWest News Service Saturday, January 21, 2006 OTTAWA - The Conservative party is poised to form a minority government, while the NDP is likely to significantly increase its representation in the House of Commons, according to a new national survey. The Ipsos Reid survey, conducted for the National Post, CanWest News Service and Global National, also says the Liberals and the Bloc Quebecois are in a tight race to become the Official Opposition. Darrell Bricker, president of the polling firm, says the...
  • Goodbye And Good Riddance (Andrew Coyne Recounts Martin's Ill-Starred Tenure Of Canada Alert)

    01/21/2006 7:46:09 AM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 11,049+ views
    Free Dominion ^ | 01/21/06 | Andrew Coyne
    The Ceaucescu moment in Paul Martin's short, disgraceful career as prime minister, the instant it was clear the jig was well and truly up, occurred not this year but last; not during the long, slow humiliation of the present election campaign, but in his hour of maximum triumph, perhaps the finest achievement of his premiership: the luring of Belinda Stronach, by means of a Cabinet bauble or two, into the Liberal fold. You remember: the press conference, a nervous Ms. Stronach, a beaming prime minister. Someone asks about the political impact of her defection, just days before that crucial vote...
  • Tory support recedes slightly (Canada's Conservatives still winning but ...)

    01/18/2006 7:52:16 AM PST · by GMMAC · 20 replies · 529+ views
    Global News / CP ^ | Tuesday, January 17, 2006 | Martin O'Hanlon
    Tory support recedes slightly Martin O'Hanlon Global National with files from Canadian Press Tuesday, January 17, 2006 OTTAWA (CP) - The polls they are a-changin' but not enough to make a dispirited Liberal sing. Three new public-opinion surveys suggest the recent Conservative wave of momentum may have crested or even receded a bit just days ahead of Monday's election. A Decima Research poll, conducted Jan. 12-15 for The Canadian Press, put the Conservatives at 37 per cent support compared with 27 per cent for the Liberals. The NDP stood at 18 per cent and the Bloc Quebecois at 11....
  • Globe & Mail Editorial(Canada's msm flagship runs down Librano$ pennant!)

    01/14/2006 7:52:35 AM PST · by GMMAC · 24 replies · 768+ views
    Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | Saturday, January 14, 2006 | Editorial
    Editorial: Three reasons why it's time for a change Toronto Globe and Mail Saturday, January 14, 2006 Canada has been well served by 12-plus years of Liberal rule. Despite what the opposition parties would have us believe, it has not been all scandal and nest-feathering. Ask yourself a simple multiple of Ronald Reagan's famous electoral question: Are you better off today than you were 12 years ago? Unemployment then stood at 11.2 per cent. Today, it is 6.5 per cent. An average mortgage rate was 8.78 per cent. Now it is 5.99 per cent, making home ownership affordable for...
  • RCMP proving to be Martin's undeclared but powerful campaign rival (Canada)

    01/07/2006 6:05:15 AM PST · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 392+ views
    CP via Yahoo! ^ | Fri Jan 6, 6:27 | MICHELLE MACAFEE
    RCMP proving to be Martin's undeclared but powerful campaign rival MICHELLE MACAFEE Fri Jan 6, 6:27 PM ET OTTAWA (CP) - Paul Martin could be forgiven for feeling these days as though he's running against an undeclared but powerful rival: the RCMP. The Liberal leader's campaign promise of a $500-million package to help the elderly, the disabled and family caregivers was obscured Friday by word police were looking into more allegations of mismanaged tax dollars in Quebec. While Conservative rival Stephen Harper was detailing plans for child care and Jack Layton described the NDP version of a gun-crime crackdown,...
  • Canadians want change (it's looking more like a Conservative win!)

    01/06/2006 6:53:07 AM PST · by GMMAC · 11 replies · 717+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Fri, January 6, 2006 | PETER WORTHINGTON
    Toronto Sun Fri, January 6, 2006 Canadians want change By PETER WORTHINGTON With 17 days to go before the Jan. 23 election, Stephen Harper's Conservatives have taken a positive lead in the polls over the Liberals. It's a first for the Conservatives in this campaign, and there's a giddy feeling of momentum building -- unless Harper commits a gaffe (always a possibility). While it is as pleasant as it is unusual for Conservatives to be leading in opinion polls, the most significant poll in this campaign may be that 59% of Canadians feel it's time for change, as do 53%...
  • Canadian Election: Tories take the lead: poll(even in Ontario!)

    01/02/2006 5:29:17 AM PST · by GMMAC · 167 replies · 2,174+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Monday, January 02, 2006 | Eric Beauchesne
    Tories take the lead: poll Harper ahead even in vote-rich Ontario Eric Beauchesne CanWest News Service Monday, January 02, 2006 OTTAWA -- The Conservatives have edged ahead of the Liberals in support, according to poll results released today that also put Stephen Harper's party in the lead in the crucial Ontario region. If an election were held today, 33% of voters would cast their ballots for the Conservatives, up a percentage point from a week ago, while 32% would vote Liberal, down a point, according to the poll by Ipsos Reid for the National Post, CanWest News Service and...
  • Mark Steyn: Still ironing out the wrinkles (Canada!)

    12/05/2005 1:16:06 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 35 replies · 1,602+ views
    Western Standard ^ | December 12, 2005 issue | Mark Steyn
    Well, they got away with it. Paul Martin wants to make it absolutely clear that he takes the Gomery report very very seriously, so hes hiring 300 new federal auditors. Wow! Three hundred new auditors! Let Paul Martin be perfectly clear on this: this isnt the old Liberal party culture of corruption, no sir. Its the all-new Liberal party culture of corruption, now with full supporting cast! Granted, the sponsorship program that got him in this mess in the first place did, in fact, go through four separate federal audits, all of which raised red flags. Presumably, the red flags...
  • Harper's cut wounds Grits (Canadian election: Conservatives draw Liberal blood)

    12/04/2005 11:54:53 AM PST · by GMMAC · 40 replies · 1,054+ views
    Calgary Sun - Canada ^ | Sun, December 4, 2005 | Licia Corbella, Editor
    Calgary Sun Sun, December 4, 2005 Harper's cut wounds Grits Goods and Services axe means Red Book promise will have Tory-book ending By Licia Corbella At long last, the Liberal Party's broken election promise to scrap the GST is gouging and stumping them. Almost six years ago to the day, Paul Martin -- then an opposition MP and Liberal Party leadership hopeful, dissed the GST. "The GST is a stupid, inept and incompetent tax," said Martin, as recorded in Hansard on Nov. 28, 1989. That quote was dredged up by the Conservative Party and sent out in one of about...
  • Liberals put party before the people (Canada: obvious headline - great article!)

    12/03/2005 9:05:04 AM PST · by GMMAC · 18 replies · 550+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Sat, December 3, 2005 | PETER WORTHINGTON
    TORONTO SUN Sat, December 3, 2005 Liberals put party before the people Ignatieff nomination demonstates Grit flaws By PETER WORTHINGTON You wanna know what's wrong with Canadian democracy, the way it's practiced by the federal Liberal party? Look no further than Michael Ignatieff and his nomination as the Liberal candidate for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Here's a guy who was born in Toronto but who has mostly lived and worked in other countries. He teaches at Harvard, but returns to U of T in January as a "visiting professor," for heaven's sake. Ignatieff writes critically acclaimed books that only the elite read, and...
  • The candidates who fell to Earth (Canada: Liberal 'stars' crash & burn!)

    12/02/2005 12:08:58 PM PST · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 683+ views
    Ottawa Sun (Canada) ^ | Fri, Dec. 2, 2005 | Michael Harris
    The candidates who fell to Earth Ottawa Sun Fri, Dec. 2, 2005 By Michael Harris Star candidates may be a boon to their parties, but their impact on democracy is more like a plummeting asteroid's This week, the Liberals introduced two "star" candidates to the Mud Bowl of the General Election. They looked more like asteroids, the ones in those horror movies that collide with Earth and blow us all back to cosmic dust. Marc Garneau was unveiled in Quebec by Paul Martin as if he were an exotic exhibit in the zoo of our national politics, a new...
  • They're done -- stick a fork in 'em! (Liberals in Canada)

    11/29/2005 6:21:09 PM PST · by fanfan · 50 replies · 1,660+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Tue, November 29, 2005 | Toronto Sun editors
    After 12 years, four governments and two prime ministers, it's not just time to boot the federal Liberals out of office. It's time to drive a stake through their hearts, before they rise up again and bleed this country dry. After losing a historic non-confidence motion in the Commons last night by a vote of 171-133, Paul Martin and the Liberals must now be driven from power by Canadians. They must be defeated -- and not just because of the Liberal venality, arrogance, greed and theft exposed in AdScam. They must be defeated because patients are dying in hospital emergency...
  • Conscience of a Canadian: Wheres the soul?

    12/01/2005 9:37:55 AM PST · by quidnunc · 33 replies · 917+ views
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2005 | Doug Gamble
    When Canada's minority Liberal government fell Monday night in a parliamentary no-confidence vote, one line in Prime Minister Paul Martin's post-vote speech struck this expatriate Canadian as even more self-righteous than usual. "Canada is now the conscience of the world," Martin declared. While Martin and many Canadians consider themselves morally superior to Americans, simply better human beings, the implication that Canada is now the moral beacon for every other country on the face of the earth is astounding, even taking into account Canadians' deeply entrenched, obnoxious smugness. But this "We're better than them" boast is key to Martin's efforts to...
  • Not often we get a second chance (Canadian Election: hold Liberal gangsters accountable!)

    12/01/2005 11:25:31 AM PST · by GMMAC · 47 replies · 754+ views
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | Thursday, December 1, 2005 | John Gleeson, Editor
    Winnipeg Sun Thursday, December 1, 2005 Not often we get a second chance By JOHN GLEESON The Mulroney Conservatives went down in flames because they failed the country. In the early '90s, Canada's economy was in a bitter recession and all Brian Mulroney could do was try to win a constitutional pact to "get Quebec into Canada" -- and, not incidentally, to get Mulroney into the history books as the prime minister who made it happen. The pragmatic virtues of free trade can be disputed but there was no mistaking Brian's failed obsession with Quebec or his legacy to every...
  • Corruption scandal forces collapse of Canadian Government

    11/29/2005 7:13:35 PM PST · by DogBarkTree · 8 replies · 493+ views
    abc.net ^ | 11/29/05 | Richard Reynolds
    ELEANOR HALL: A corruption scandal has just forced the collapse of the Canadian Government. In rowdy scenes in the Canadian Parliament this lunchtime, Canada's minority Liberal Government has lost a no-confidence motion against it and the country has now been plunged into a Christmas election campaign. Prime Minister Paul Martin's Government had been dogged for months by a corruption scandal involving the misuse of millions of dollars worth of taxpayer-funded advertising contracts. And as Richard Reynolds reports from Toronto, the election campaign is shaping up as one of the dirtiest in years. RICHARD REYNOLDS: Canada's Liberal Party won the last...
  • Downfall of the Canadian Liberals **LIVE THREAD** Vote at 18:35 (6:35PM)

    11/28/2005 10:50:59 AM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 223 replies · 6,265+ views
    4hours 50 minutes Until the Liberals Fall!Canada's Prime Minister, Paul Martin, faces a no-confidence motion in parliament which his minority Liberal government is widely tipped to lose. It is expected that an election would then be called in early 2006. Monday's no-confidence motion was introduced by three opposition parties last week, after Mr Martin rejected an ultimatum demanding a poll in February. The motion claims the Liberal party - which Mr Martin has led since 2003 - no longer has the moral authority to lead. The government has been dogged by allegations of irregularities over contracts awarded by a previous...
  • ROBBINS comprehensive poll of Canadians pre-election. (see Ipsos Reid (mainstream) as well.)

    11/27/2005 12:14:13 PM PST · by fanfan · 13 replies · 438+ views
    ROBBINS Sce Research ^ | Nov 16, 2005 | ROBBINS Sce Research
    A representative sample of 18,443 Canadians between November 11th and 16th, 2005.This survey features a margin of error of 2.15%, 19 times out of 20 @ 98% competency. This poll was paid for by a U.S. company doing business in Canada. Question #1 At this moment which of the following federal political leaders and their parties are you supporting? Jack Layton and NDP 22.30% Paul Martin and Liberals 32.10% Stephen Harper and Conservatives 32.21% Gilles Duceppe and Bloc 13.33% Question #2 A federal general election will be called in weeks or months. Knowing this, how...
  • Kilgour will add his boot (Ex-Liberal MP to vote to bring down Canadian Gov't)

    11/25/2005 7:28:39 PM PST · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 449+ views
    EDMONTON SUN (Canada) ^ | November 25, 2005 | DOUG BEAZLEY
    Kilgour will add his boot Ex-Liberal Independent MP will help vote Grits out on Monday By DOUG BEAZLEY, EDMONTON SUN November 25, 2005 It'll be the last act of David Kilgour's long and rocky life in Canadian politics: voting with the Opposition to kick his former Liberal colleagues out of office. "This government has behaved atrociously for the last several months. It really had forfeited all right to the confidence of the Canadian people," the Mill Woods-Beaumont independent MP and 26-year veteran of federal politics told the Sun yesterday. "After all is said and done, it's up to the...
  • Liberals threaten to sue Tories over 'crime' smear (Canada)

    11/25/2005 12:13:24 PM PST · by fanfan · 21 replies · 502+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Friday, November 25, 2005 | Anne Dawson
    The Liberals threatened to sue the Conservatives yesterday after Tory leader Stephen Harper accused the Liberal party of "breaking every conceivable law in the province of Quebec with the help of organized crime." Mr. Harper made the accusation during debate on the Conservative motion to topple the Liberals by a vote that is to take place Monday evening. Within hours, Prime Minister Paul Martin's director of communications, Scott Reid, fired off an e-mail to reporters to fight back. "We are collecting all transcripts of what was said by Mr. (Peter) MacKay, Mr. (John) Reynolds and the rest of the Harper...
  • Separatism 'coming back' (Canadian elections)

    11/24/2005 10:29:09 PM PST · by Fair Go · 31 replies · 748+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 25 Nov 05 | PAUL JACKSON
    Reform party founder Preston Manning yesterday warned of an "explosion" of separatist sentiment in Quebec if Paul Martin's Liberals win the next federal election. And he said there will also be "quasi-explosions" of separatist sentiment in Western Canada. Speaking at a meeting of the Canadian Club at the Palliser Hotel, Manning recalled the federalist side won the 1995 referendum on Quebec independence by just 1.2% of the vote. "It was a scary moment, and it's coming back -- the separatists again have the cause they need," Manning said. Separatism was dying in Quebec until the revelations by Justice John Gomery's...
  • Election campaign starts out on the low road (Canada)

    11/25/2005 7:28:09 AM PST · by GMMAC · 24 replies · 415+ views
    CP via National Post - Canada ^ | Friday, November 25, 2005 | Alexander Panetta
    Election campaign starts out on the low road Accusations of sleaze and organized crime Alexander Panetta, Canadian Press National Post Friday, November 25, 2005 OTTAWA -- Slurs about Liberal sleazebags and references to organized crime are setting the tone for what could be a long, nasty federal election campaign even before the race officially begins. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper got things rolling Thursday - just minutes after he tabled a non-confidence motion that's expected to trigger an election next week - when he accused the Liberals of being in cahoots with criminals. "(Liberals have) been found guilty of breaking...
  • We won't be had again -- AdScam will be Martin's undoing and Harper's ticket to the PM's chair

    11/14/2005 5:54:15 AM PST · by Clive · 9 replies · 382+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2005-11-14 | Hartley Steward
    Let me go out on a limb here. If the three federal opposition parties ever stop posturing long enough to topple this government, we will see a Conservative victory in the ensuing election. Maybe even a Tory majority. There. I've said it. While I've put a lot of thought into this, the prediction is really based largely on my faith in my fellow Canadians. I honestly think we are too smart to be had yet one more time. We are too smart to buy the transparent obfuscation already coming our way and PM Paul Martin is not smart enough to...
  • What lurks in Ontario minds? (THE LIBERALS KNOW --

    11/14/2005 5:24:02 AM PST · by fanfan · 11 replies · 469+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    THE LIBERALS KNOW -- AND THEY HAVE GOOD REASON TO BE CONFIDENT ... AGAIN Permit me to apologize for last week's column. In it, I predicted voter support for Paul Martin and the Liberals would bounce back across Canada, particularly in Ontario, within a month of the release of the Gomery report. While technically accurate, even I didn't think it would only take three days, which is what happened, according to the polls. In that context, then, please join me today for a brief tour inside the mind of the typical Liberal voter in Ontario. - - - Hi there,...
  • Canadians Freep this petition

    11/05/2005 4:11:37 PM PST · by Reform Canada · 2 replies · 225+ views
    The Canadian government has put nearly $9 billion into "foundations" that are beyond the reach of the auditor general. Given the corruption that exists in other government programs that ARE in sight of the auditor general we must recognize the likelihood that these funds may be subject to government misuse too. Please sign this petition urging Paul Martin to open these foundations to the auditor general... http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html
  • Those Safe Liberal Crooks (Ted Byfield On Why Ontario Fears Western Canada Alert)

    11/05/2005 4:33:20 AM PST · by goldstategop · 50 replies · 1,317+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/05/05 | Ted Byfield
    A federal judge proclaimed last week that in the final years of Canada's Chretien government, untold millions of dollars were channeled from the treasury into the bank accounts of the federal Liberal Party, several Liberal-friendly advertising agencies and a few senior party backroom gentry in Montreal. His report was viewed with alarm by the media, the politicians and the pundits by everybody, it seemed, except the Canadian people. They knew that already. They had gathered it conclusively from a report of the auditor-general three years ago, and reaffirmed it in the testimony of the sordid parade of Liberal insiders...
  • Liberal support sinks after sponsorship report (Second poll confirms Liberals falling in Canada)

    11/04/2005 9:07:26 PM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 27 replies · 539+ views
    CTV.ca ^ | 11/04/05 | CTV.ca News Staff
    Liberal support sinks after sponsorship report CTV.ca News Staff The Gomery Report has pushed the sponsorship scandal back into the spotlight, and the Liberals' popularity among Canadians slid 10 points the past month, according to a new poll conducted for CTV and The Globe and Mail. In the days since Tuesday's release of the Gomery report, support for the Liberals has dipped and the two parties are essentially running neck-and-neck. The Conservatives have the support of 31 per cent of Canadians while the Liberals have the support of 28 per cent. (That's a statistical tie given a 3-point margin of...
  • Cutler Meritorious Service Decoration Nomination(Please sign petition-Support whistle blower)

    11/04/2005 7:21:04 AM PST · by fanfan · 5 replies · 227+ views
    Artifice Inc. ^ | Nov.,3, 2005. | David Shostal
    To: The Governor General of Canada and The Chancellory of Honours The Meritorious Service Decoration is awarded to a Canadian citizen whose specific deeds demonstrated an outstanding level of service, set and exemplary standard of achievement, and brought honour and benefit to Canada. Mr. Allan Cutler is the public servant, who despite a lack of whistle blower protection in the Canadian civil service, revealed to auditors in 1995 that there was political interference and bid-rigging occuring within the Sponsorship Program. His honesty and courage exposed a fraud that was being perpetuated upon the Canadian taxpayer, and revealed corruption within the...
  • EXCLUSIVE POLL: Liberals sink (Conservatives now tied in Canada and Ontario!)

    11/03/2005 4:59:16 PM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 61 replies · 1,330+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 11/03/05 | News report from Global National
    EXCLUSIVE POLL: Liberals sink Global National Thursday, November 03, 2005 PM Paul Martin gave his response to the release of the Gomery inquiry Tuesday. (Julie Oliver, Ottawa Citizen) While Federal NDP leader Jack Layton flirts with the possibility of pushing a Christmas election, an exclusive Global National/Ipsos Reid poll shows the Liberals taking a heavy beating in popularity, dropping seven per cent since the Gomery Report was released Tuesday. Layton emerged from the NDP's weekly caucus meeting Wednesday warning that if he doesn't like what he hears from Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh today, the prime minister can forget about continued...
  • Harper draws RCMP into fray (Canadian Conservative Leader lashes Liberals' corruption)

    11/02/2005 11:28:39 AM PST · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 312+ views
    MetroNews (red Star hand-out) ^ | November 2, 2005 | Torstar News Service
    MetroNews (freebie hand-out from the Toronto red Star) Published November 2, 2005 Harper draws RCMP into fray Conservative Leader Stephen Harper alleges federal Liberals would be deeper under criminal investigation by the RCMP if they weren't in power. This incendiary accusation of government interference in the national police force, levelled just as Prime Minister Paul Martin was asking the RCMP to further investigate potential Liberal misconduct, shows how Justice John Gomery's report on the sponsorship scandal could quickly spiral into a powerful political-legal storm. If the RCMP becomes part of the fray, the Gomery battle could bridge and then eclipse...
  • EDITORIAL: Fuelling the separatists' fire (and more to come afterward...)

    10/30/2005 8:24:39 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 19 replies · 868+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 10/30/05 | Toronto Sun editorial
    EDITORIAL: Fuelling the separatists' fire According to Jean Chretien, today is the day that inspired him to come up with the federal sponsorship program, otherwise known as AdScam. After all, the former prime minister has always insisted that it was the narrow defeat of the separatists exactly 10 years ago today in the second Quebec referendum that prompted him to develop the sponsorship program. His brilliant idea? To fly the Canadian flag and display the Canadian logo prominently in Quebec in order to help keep Canada united. And we all know how that turned out. On Tuesday, Judge John Gomery...
  • Canadians FReep this petition

    10/25/2005 7:36:33 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 151+ views
    The Canadian government has put nearly $9 billion into "foundations" that are beyond the reach of the auditor general. Given the corruption that exists in other government programs that ARE in sight of the auditor general we must recognize the likelihood that these funds may be subject to government misuse too. Please sign this petition urging Paul Martin to open these foundations to the auditor general... http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html
  • Canadians Freep this petition.

    10/23/2005 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Reform Canada · 187+ views
    The Canadian government has put nearly $9 billion into "foundations" that are beyond the reach of the auditor general. Given the corruption that exists in other government programs that ARE in sight of the auditor general we must recognize the likelihood that these funds may be subject to government misuse too. Please sign this petition urging Paul Martin to open these foundations to the auditor general... http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html Let's get the total over 300 today and if anyone know of a good place to post this link please do so.
  • Canadians FReep this petition

    10/22/2005 1:34:51 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 6 replies · 292+ views
    please this petition to help create accountability within the Canadian Gov't http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html
  • Liberal scandals 'systemic': Adscam tip of iceberg, think-tank says (Canada)

    10/18/2005 11:14:45 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 531+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | Tue, October 18, 2005 | STEPHANIE RUBEC
    Ottawa Sun Tue, October 18, 2005 Liberal scandals 'systemic' Adscam tip of iceberg, think-tank says By STEPHANIE RUBEC, Parliamentary Bureau ONE OF the worst corruption scandals in Canadian history is just the tip of the iceberg, says a respected think-tank. And unless the Liberal government toughens rules and punishes public servants who break them, another Adscam will happen "with predictable regularity," warns the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute, which uncovered 284 boondoggles during its analysis of Canada's auditor general reports since 1992. Almost half of these stem from incompetence and waste. "These things are not aberrations, these are systemic," said Jason Clemens,...
  • Ottawa failed for a year to shut down website offering fake gun registrations

    10/01/2005 4:09:18 PM PDT · by fanfan · 10 replies · 383+ views
    Yahoo Canada ^ | Sat Oct 1, 1:51 PM ET | NICK PETTER
    OTTAWA (CP) - A website that generated fake Canadian gun registrations continued to operate for more than a year after federal officials tried to shut it down. A file from the website, registered in the United States, allowed visitors to fill in and print reproductions of Canadian firearms registration certificates. Documents obtained through the Access to Information Act show that the government agency responsible for gun control knew about the website early last year. Though real certificates are printed on a special watermark paper, the web versions "have the look of official documents," David Pimm of the Canadian Firearms Centre...
  • Attention All Canadians Please sign this petition

    09/28/2005 9:07:49 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 34 replies · 582+ views
    The Canadian government has put nearly $9 billion into "foundations" that are beyond the reach of the auditor general. Given the corruption that exists in other government programs that ARE in sight of the auditor general we must recognize the likelihood that these funds may be subject to government misuse too. Please sign this petition urging Paul Martin to open these foundations to the auditor general... http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html
  • Don't let Canadians Forget Gomery

    09/20/2005 6:40:31 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Don't let Canadians forget what kind of crooks that are in Ottawa. Help spread this petition to as many Canadians as possible. We need all gov't funds audited. http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html
  • Remove the shackles from the Canadian taxpayer on labour day.

    09/03/2005 12:01:24 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 289+ views
    Please sign this petition to audit $9 Billion in Cdn gov't funds to help remove the shackles placed on the Cdn taxpayer by France's puppet gov't in ottawa http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html