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  • Despite 40-year sentence, Khadr (Gitmo terrorist) likely to go home in a year (US deal)

    11/01/2010 9:35:26 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 22 replies
    McClatchy/Miami Herald ^ | Nov. 1, 2010 | Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — A military jury on Sunday gave teen terrorist Omar Khadr a 40-year prison sentence for killing an American commando in Afghanistan, but the sentence was merely symbolic — the United States already had agreed to limit Khadr's prison time to eight years, and Canada last week said it would allow Khadr to serve the bulk of his sentence there. That agreement will allow Khadr to be released from prison by age 32, if not earlier under Canadian parole provisions. The Toronto-born Khadr also admitted that, in the days ahead of his capture, he planted...
  • Expanding the French Connection

    11/04/2005 11:36:55 AM PST · by paperjam · 22 replies · 3,194+ views
    Self ^ | Friday, November 04, 2005 | Paperjam
    <p>Fox news ran stories last night based on some of the things we were tracking right here in this post. Here is their on line story.</p> <p>As unfinished as my research is, I feel compelled to release what I've found so far as the story cannot wait any longer.  I am not looking for a scoop on anyone or anything, but at the same time I don't want anyone thinking I made this stuff up after the fact either.</p>
  • (Former Prime Minister Jean) Chretien tells TV host he believes U.S. invasion of Iraq was for oil

    11/26/2007 12:29:27 PM PST · by fanfan · 71 replies · 129+ views
    The Calgary Sun ^ | Mon, November 26, 2007 | THE CANADIAN PRESS
    (Former (Liberal) Prime Minister Jean) Chretien tells TV host he believes U.S. invasion of Iraq was for oil MONTREAL — Jean Chretien believes the United States invaded Iraq for oil. The former prime minister told the popular Radio-Canada television show Tout le monde en parle why he thinks U.S. President George W. Bush declared war on the Middle Eastern country in 2003. “There are some people who suspect it was oil, for the control of oil. . . ,” Chretien said in French during the interview, which aired Sunday evening. The show’s host, Guy A. Lepage, then told Chretien he...
  • Why Our Allies Don't Trust Us

    07/31/2003 6:43:10 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 6 replies · 273+ views
    National Post ^ | 31 July 2003 | James Bissett
    If Canadians require further evidence why our allies in the war against terrorism no longer trust us, they need look no further than the Maher Arar case. This is the man U.S. authorities apprehended at Kennedy airport in New York last September, alleging he was an al-Qaeda operative. Mr. Arar is a Canadian citizen, but he also is a citizen of Syria and as such under U.S. immigration law -- Canadian law has a similar provision -- was subject to deportation to either Canada or Syria. U.S. authorities chose to send him to Syria. We can only guess why. At...
  • 2006 Senate Races: Arizona, California

    01/23/2006 10:16:36 AM PST · by bu9418 · 1 replies · 245+ views ^ | 1/23/2006 | Mark Bureau
    Introduction to the all important US Senate Races in 2006. Arizona (Kyl, Pederson) and California (Feinstein, Chretien) are covered today
  • RCMP allege clips of Bin Laden's voice on confiscated laptop

    06/15/2005 7:42:01 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 3 replies · 666+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 15, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Zaynab Khadr claims she didn’t know that terrorist Osama bin Laden would attend her wedding in Pakistan. Now the 25-year-old says she didn’t know clips of bin Laden’s voice calling for the killing of Americans were on the laptop computer seized by the RCMP at Pearson airport when she returned to Canada last February.
  • Mounties uncover Al Qaeda cache

    06/14/2005 10:54:22 PM PDT · by Antioch · 20 replies · 1,442+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jun. 14, 2005 | MICHELLE SHEPHARD
    Plans, tapes diaries seized at Pearson airport Zaynab Khadr denies they belong to her OTTAWA—The RCMP and Canadian military believe they've discovered a vital cache of information on Al Qaeda that includes the whereabouts of wanted members and details of attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan. The information is allegedly contained in a laptop, dozens of DVDs, audiocassettes and the pages of diaries, seized by the RCMP officers who met Zaynab Khadr at Pearson airport with a search warrant as she arrived back in Canada in February, court documents state. Khadr is the eldest daughter of a family that has...
  • Scarborough man ran terror camp: papers

    02/05/2003 4:00:58 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 748+ views
    National Post ^ | Februari 05 2003 | Stewart Bell
    Abdullah Khadr at large: Brothers were caught in Afghanistan, father is wanted for aiding Osama bin Laden The federal government released secret intelligence documents yesterday revealing that an al-Qaeda training camp in eastern Afghanistan was under the command of a Scarborough man whose two brothers are captives in the war on terrorism. Abdullah Khadr, 22, is described in a Privy Council Office intelligence report as a suspected al-Qaeda member who is thought to have "commanded an extremist training camp in Lowgar Province in Afghanistan." He is the fourth member of the Khadr family to come to the attention of Canadian...
  • Gomery inquiry blames Chretien, clears Martin

    11/01/2005 11:27:35 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 6 replies · 278+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2005 | Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren
    Former prime minister Jean Chretien shares the blame for a government scandal laced by greed, incompetence, carelessness and venality, but Prime Minister Paul Martin, a fellow Liberal, is off the hook, an official report said on Tuesday. The report of an inquiry into a deeply flawed government advertising program to promote Canadian unity also said senior Liberal officials in French-speaking Quebec had engaged in an elaborate kickback scheme and in illegal campaign financing. In all, about C$100 million was funneled from the program to pro-Liberal advertising firms. Opposition politicians responded to the report with outrage, and Martin, whose government has...
  • Report criticizes ex-Canada PM for scandal (Jean Chretien)

    11/01/2005 11:06:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 340+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/01/05 | Beth Duff-Brown - ap
    TORONTO - An investigative report on a corruption scandal that nearly toppled Canada's minority government cleared the prime minister Tuesday of any wrongdoing but held his predecessor accountable for misspending tens of millions of dollars in public funds. There is no evidence that former Prime Minister Jean Chretien was personally aware of a kickbacks scheme orchestrated by Quebec businessmen, Justice John Gomery concluded in a report released after a 20-month investigation. But Chretien must bear political responsibility for a program he created that allowed senior members of his Liberal Party to funnel millions of dollars into their Quebec coffers, Gomery...
  • Divided we fall: New deal needed to put unity issue to rest once and for all

    10/30/2005 7:56:43 AM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 18 replies · 573+ views
    Calgary Sun ^ | 10/30/05 | Calgary Sun editorial
    New deal needed to put unity issue to rest once and for all Divided we fall Calgary Sun October 30, 2005 One decade ago today Canadians coast-to-coast watched a cliffhanger vote on the fate of our country unfurl as Quebec separatists lost their bid for independence by just 1.2% of the vote. The nail-biting tally — 50.6% to 49.4% — shook our nation to the core. It also embittered Parti Quebecois Premier Jacques Parizeau’s supporters who came so close to fulfilling their dream to split from Canada. There were reports that had the PQ won by even the slightest margin...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Help stop corruption in Canadian Gov't

    09/12/2005 4:16:30 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 5 replies · 369+ 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...
  • 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
  • Submissions are just that - submissions

    06/22/2005 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 230+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 1, 2005 | Art Weinreb
    As all trials and administrative and quasi-judicial hearings do, the Gomery Commission concluded its evidentiary phase by hearing submissions from legal counsel for the various parties to the inquiry. Submissions are not testimony, nor are they evidence; they are merely arguments by which lawyers try to emphasize the evidence that it most beneficial to their clients in an attempt to obtain the most favourable result possible under the circumstances. Although lawyers cannot ethically mislead the court or the tribunal, they can put a spin on the facts to try and get the best result that they can. Of all the...
  • Chretien sorry for ad scandal

    04/30/2005 5:00:47 AM PDT · by fanfan · 12 replies · 376+ views
    Canoe News ^ | April 30, 2005 | BETH GORHAM
    (CP) - Former prime minister Jean Chretien said Friday he's sorry if people "betrayed the nation" and made mistakes leading to the sponsorship scandal, adding he takes responsibility for them. In his first public statement on the furore since he testified at the Gomery commission in February, Chretien also said he didn't want to comment on Prime Minister Paul Martin's, leadership on the issue, which has ignited separatist sentiment in Quebec and threatens to topple the government. But Chretien said he's still behind the Liberal party. "I am a Liberal and if there's an election, I will vote Liberal with...
  • Chretien challenge of Guite fast-tracked (Canada's Sponsorship Scandal)

    04/06/2005 1:59:52 PM PDT · by Allan · 8 replies · 499+ views ^ | April 6, 2005 | Jim Brown
    Chretien challenge of Guite fast-tracked Jim Brown Canadian Press Tuesday, April 05, 2005 Former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. (CP PHOTO/Tom Hanson) OTTAWA -- Federal Court has put Jean Chretien's challenge to the federal sponsorship inquiry on a legal fast track, in the hope of resolving the dispute before Justice John Gomery starts writing a final report. The court agreed Tuesday to set June 7 for the start of hearings on the former prime minister's claim that Gomery is biased and should be removed as head of the inquiry. By judicial standards, that's speedy action for a case that was filed...
  • How Montreal's Power Corp. found itself caught up in the biggest fiasco in UN history

    03/06/2005 7:00:10 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 832+ views
    Western Standard ^ | March 5, 2005 | Kevin Steel
    Most Canadian companies look forward to the day they earn themselves a mention on the prime-time news. They hire PR firms and spend thousands to harass news editors with press releases to tout their latest acquisition, invention or foreign venture in hopes of convincing someone to give them even a passing mention on the national news–never mind the nearly unimaginable publicity of being plugged on a U.S. newscast. But when Montreal-based Power Corporation of Canada found itself, in late January, the topic of a news story on America’s top-rated Fox News Channel, which draws millions of U.S. and international viewers,...
  • Dictator was lobbied by Chrétien (Canada)

    03/01/2005 10:15:44 AM PST · by concrete is my business · 12 replies · 374+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 1, 2005 | By Alan Freeman
    WASHINGTON -- In the fall, former prime minister Jean Chrétien slipped into Ashkhabad, capital of one of the world's most repressive and authoritarian regimes, for a meeting with Turkmenistan's president for life, Saparmurat Niyazov. Mr. Chrétien met for close to an hour with the onetime Communist strongman who prefers to be known as Turkmenbashi the Great, leader of a personality cult so extensive that statues of his likeness dot the capital and the months of the year have been renamed in honour of him and his family. Mr. Chrétien, in his new role as counsel for the Calgary law firm...
  • Scandal in Baghdad: Millions Missing - French, Chinese Companies Involved

    02/23/2005 12:50:25 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies · 4,319+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, Feb 24, 2005 | Charles R. Smith
    Newly released documents from the Bush administration show that a former member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle has resurfaced inside the new Iraqi government, bringing charges of corruption, bribery and bid-rigging. As a result, millions of U.S. aid dollars and billions in Iraqi government funds have disappeared in an ongoing scandal that is poised to engulf Baghdad and Washington. Worse still, a leading candidate for the top elected post in Iraq has also been implicated in the report as having taken "payoffs" in order to rig a major government cell phone contract. According to a May 2004 U.S. Defense Department...
  • The Sickness of the MSM

    02/20/2005 8:20:00 PM PST · by RKV · 17 replies · 1,135+ views
    The New Sisyphus ^ | 20 Feb 2005 | NewSisyphus
    President Bush is thought to have ordered the invasion and occupation of Iraq in order to secure control of that country's vast oil fields for his friends and contributors in the oil industry, especially Vice President Cheney's former company Halliburton. This is taken as an article of faith among many, especially for many in our universities, our cultural industries, and in our press. Hundreds, if not thousands, of essays, articles and reports have been circulated in the past 3 years about the motivations of President Bush when it comes to Iraq. Typical examples of the genre can be found daily...
  • Dyer: Canada's 'old master' realizes Liberals have run out of time

    06/28/2004 1:30:16 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 5 replies · 142+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 28 June 2004 | Gwynne Dyer
    The time limit for a majority government in a two-party system is now usually 10 to 12 years. After that, it is living on borrowed time. Neither major party in the United States has held the White House for more than 12 years since Franklin Roosevelt's time, and only the Margaret Thatcher-John Major combination made it past the 12-year mark in Britain in the past half-century. It certainly hasn't happened in Canada in the past 50 years, and it looks like this time will be no exception. Six months after Jean Chretien stepped down from 10 years as prime minister,...
  • Propaganda and parties aren't the ties that bind

    03/28/2004 3:54:44 PM PST · by Clive · 5 replies · 88+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 28, 2004 | Linda Williamson
    When news first broke last week that former PM Jean Chretien had amassed a secret multi-million-dollar fund known as the "national unity reserve," it conjured up intriguing cloak-and-dagger images. After all, the fund dated back to the darkest days of Quebec separatism - perhaps even, as new PM Paul Martin insisted, to the post-Meech Lake era of Brian Mulroney. Surely it was some kind of top-secret strategic war chest, to be used only in the event of, say, a Yes vote in a Quebec referendum? Alas, the truth is far more mundane. While former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau was all...
  • Chrétien builds links with Chinese conglomerate

    02/09/2004 1:53:23 PM PST · by Shermy · 4 replies · 256+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 6, 2004
    Beijing — Less than two months after stepping down as prime minister, Jean Chretien is moving quickly to forge a relationship with China's wealthiest and most powerful business conglomerate. Making a surprisingly speedy entrance onto the global business stage, Mr. Chretien will arrive in China this weekend with a team of Power Corp. executives to meet some of China's most influential business leaders. The visit, his first major overseas trip since his retirement, is being kept hush-hush. Neither the Canadian embassy in Beijing nor his law office in Ottawa is revealing any details of the visit, insisting that it is...
  • Bon Voyage, Chretien: A small but significant victory in the war on terrorism.

    01/12/2004 12:02:00 PM PST · by quidnunc · 3 replies · 74+ views
    National Review ^ | January 12, 2004 | Erick Stakelbeck
    December marked a small but significant victory in the war on terror, as Jean Chretien stepped down from his post as Canadian prime minister after ten years of casual indifference regarding the terrorist threat permeating within Canada's borders. Chretien's ignorance on matters relating to the security of not only Canadians, but also all North Americans, was mind-boggling for a head of state in the post-9/11 world. It was Chretien who announced shortly after 9/11 that no terrorist cells existed in Canada, only to have Canadian-intelligence sources inform the media that, in fact, the country was host to 50 such cells....
  • Canada PM Martin Brings Sweeping Cabinet Changes

    12/12/2003 3:12:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 211+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/12/03 | Randall Peters - Reuters
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Paul Martin became Canada's 21st prime minister on Friday and immediately announced sweeping reforms, declaring a wish to bring in "a new agenda of change and achievement" ahead of an election expected for next May. Martin, a 65-year-old multimillionaire businessman, replaced the man his supporters effectively drove from office, fellow Liberal Jean Chretien. The majority of Chretien's ministers lost their jobs. Martin, pledging to "restore the tone" of ties with the United States, created a new cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations and appointed a special parliamentary secretary to help smooth dealings with Washington. He also promised to...
  • That didn't take long (Martin dissapoints before even taking the oath of office)

    12/12/2003 7:41:52 AM PST · by Grig · 3 replies · 105+ views ^ | 11 Dec 2003 | dontvote4liberals
    Residents of Ontario are experiencing a large wave of what is called buyer’s regret. That’s the sinking feeling you get after you submit the winning bid on ebay for an item you could get faster and cheaper at the local mall. The joy of winning for the sake of winning quickly passes and reality can hit hard. What Ontarians would like to take back however is their vote for a Liberal provincial government. Only days after winning a massive majority, Dalton McGuinty started doing his best to convince everyone that the negative ads run against him in the campaign were...
  • Canada not excluded from Iraq business

    12/11/2003 4:02:38 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 23 replies · 224+ views ^ | December 11, 2003
    OTTAWA -- U.S. President George W. Bush is grateful for help in the war on terrorism and is ''working'' to include Canada in hefty contracts to help rebuild Iraq, he said in a farewell phone call to retiring Prime Minister Jean Chretien. ''He thanked me for what we're doing in Afghanistan and for the offer of money in the reconstruction of Iraq,'' Chretien told a news conference Thursday. ''As for the news in the newspapers stating that Canada would be excluded from economic activities in Iraq, the president assured me that this was not the case, and that he would...
  • Canadian Jailed in Saudi Says Ottawa Abandoned Him

    11/06/2003 10:56:08 AM PST · by Shermy · 4 replies · 117+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2003
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government, under increasing pressure over allegations it ignores the plight of citizens jailed abroad, came under ferocious attack on Thursday from a businessman who said Ottawa had abandoned him when he was on death row in Saudi Arabia. William Sampson savaged officials at both the Canadian foreign ministry and the embassy in Riyadh, saying they had made clear to him from the start that they considered he was guilty of setting off a bomb that killed a Briton. "Throughout my incarceration I consider the activities of the embassy officials fell well short of anything that...
  • Chrétien to take job with UN: report

    11/03/2003 7:38:47 AM PST · by ItsBacon · 8 replies · 160+ views
    CBC ^ | November 3rd, 2003
    OTTAWA-- Prime Minister Jean Chrétien will accept a job with the United Nations, a move that could hasten his retirement plans, according to published reports. Jean Chrétien According to the Montreal newspaper La Presse, Chrétien was offered a foreign post, most likely with an African development agency. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan also invited Chrétien to sit on an advisory council to promote institutional reform. Chrétien spokesman Steven Hogue would neither confirm nor deny the story. "His plans will be known when the time is right," Hogue said. Chrétien has expressed an interest in serving with the United Nations....
  • Steyn on Chretien

    10/24/2003 8:19:50 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies · 167+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 24 Oct 2003 | Mark Steyn
    Chretien's handshake So here we have President Bush who applies his values and stands squarely against what the Malaysian Prime Minister said in his rambling and distorted diatribe against Jews. Mr. Bush told him of his views on the topic in no uncertain ways. Contrast that to our feeble minded and embarrassing Prime Minister Chretien. I quote from the newspaper: "He was there and I shook hands with him like with everybody else." If it was not so pathetic, it would almost be laughable. Was it not some 2 years ago at the Francophonie Conference in Beirut Lebanon that Mr....
  • Chrétien silent on racist outburst--meets Malaysian leader, says nothing

    10/21/2003 5:46:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 142+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | October 21, 2003 | Mike Blanchfield
    PM meets Malaysian leader, says nothing about his notorious anti-Semitic speech BANGKOK -- Prime Minister Jean Chrétien failed yesterday to join the international outrage over Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's public pronunciation that Jews "rule this world by proxy" and that Muslims should rise against them for a "final victory." Mr. Chrétien shook Mr. Mahathir's hand and said nothing about the controversy when the two men met yesterday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit of 21 world leaders. "He was there. I shook hands with him like with everybody else," said Mr. Chrétien. The prime minister repeatedly sidestepped offering an...
  • Bush ices meeting with PM

    10/20/2003 5:27:19 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 17 replies · 191+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2003-10-20 | CP
    BANGKOK -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien got only stony silence yesterday after his request for a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush during the two-day APEC summit. The two were expected to bump into each other during the summit of 21 world leaders, but U.S. officials shrugged off a Canadian request for a formal meeting between the two. "We told them that if we can, we should sit down," a senior Canadian official, who requested anonymity, said. "If not, we'll meet in pull-asides (informal meetings)." Bush has already met with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, Chinese President Hu Jintao,...
  • Chretien defends spending on jets

    10/20/2003 10:50:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 221+ views
    CBC News ^ | October 20 2003
    BANGKOK - Prime Minister Jean Chrétien has dismissed reports that his government recklessly misspent millions of taxpayers dollars. According to Auditor General Sheila Fraser's report, the Chrétien government misspent $100 million on Bombardier jets, spent money on advertising firms with Liberal connections and misused money for partisan polling. Some of the findings of Fraser's next report, which isn't due until late next month, were leaked to The Globe and Mail on the weekend. Meeting with reporters at the APEC summit in Bangkok, Chrétien said he doesn't comment on leaks but defended the purchase of the jets. "We wanted to have...
  • Bush camp snubs Chrétien — again

    10/20/2003 8:26:54 AM PDT · by Modernman · 26 replies · 192+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | 10/20/03 | Alexander Panetta
    BANGKOK—He scratched at the door, but White House officials weren't letting Prime Minister Jean Chrétien in yesterday. Chrétien has requested a formal one-on-one meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush during the two-day APEC summit here that starts today — but the demand so far has met with nothing more than silence. Chrétien and Bush were expected to bump into each other several times during the summit of 21 world leaders, but U.S. officials shrugged off a Canadian request for a formal bilateral meeting between the men, who have never had a close personal relationship. "We told them that if...
  • CAPTION THIS: Chretien of Canada

    10/14/2003 10:41:54 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 11 replies · 57+ views
  • He wants to stay forever

    10/12/2003 8:27:15 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 15 replies · 151+ views
    Journal Site ^ | October 12th, 2003 | James Bredin
    Prime Minister Chretien of Canada has been replaced as leader of the Liberal Party by Paul Martin. Still Chretien is not leaving office till next year. He continues to travel the world at taxpayers' expense although he has visited almost every city in the world at least three times.
  • The Canadian loony legacy of Jean Chretien

    10/09/2003 9:14:46 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 1 replies · 187+ views
    Journal Web Page ^ | October 9th 2003 | James Bredin
    Jean Chretien prime minister of Canada, is hanging onto his top job with his fingernails though his replacement has already been chosen. He has appointed everyone who is anyone in Canada for the past ten years. They, of course, make the decisions he likes. Click here for Canadian poetry that should be read
  • Yet Another Snub From the Chretien Government (please help me freep!)

    09/16/2003 11:06:28 AM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 278 replies · 630+ views
    vanity | September 16, 2003 | myself
    On the second anniversary of 9/11, Jean Chretien was on vacation in Quebec. Neither he nor the Liberal party organized any official ceremony. Instead, Stephen Harper, the opposition leader, organized a ceremony. Though he made a quickie phone call to Pres. Bush, Jean Chretien didn't bother to show up. Two days later, a woman writing a puff piece in the Ottawa Citizen made the comment that "seeing Canadians flying American flags in a misplaced show of solidarity" sends her into a "huff." That was it. I went to my computer and wrote a letter to the editor. Here's the text:...
  • Chretien's Legacy

    09/10/2003 8:13:20 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 4 replies · 261+ views
    numbersixteen web page ^ | September 10th, 2003 | James Bredin
    Jean Chretien prime minister of Canada will be leaving soon. His legacy is not nice.
  • Trudeau/Chretien Legacy

    09/05/2003 5:57:43 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 36 replies · 366+ views
    numbersixteen web page ^ | September 5th 2003 | James Bredin
    This is a Canadian poem about the legacy of Ottawa politicians.
  • Canadians want PM out by year's end

    09/02/2003 7:26:29 AM PDT · by Grig · 7 replies · 186+ views
    National Post ^ | Tuesday, September 02, 2003 | David Vienneau
    More than 50 per cent of Canadians want Prime Minister Jean Chrétien to speed up his retirement plans by 21/2 months if the Liberals elect Paul Martin to succeed him as party leader in November, an exclusive Global National poll shows. About two-thirds of those surveyed want Mr. Chrétien gone by Dec. 31, at the latest. The prime minister has repeatedly stated he plans to remain in office until February, but only 28 per cent of respondents agree he should do so, the poll, conducted by Decima Research Inc., shows. "People feel that once a new leader is selected, there...
  • "Serious Looting" Underway in Ottawa, Canada

    08/14/2003 8:26:58 PM PDT · by Shermy · 192 replies · 774+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2003
    Subscript only at Fox. I usually don't post such, but this one was to good to pass up, IMO. Plus Chretien thrice-changed explanation for the blackout.
  • Want new leadership in Canada? Sign the petition.

    07/23/2003 3:51:03 PM PDT · by Grig · 10 replies · 127+ views
    The Prime Minister seems to think he is very popular and we don't want him to go. Here is your chance to tell him otherwise. After you go and sign the petition, please do what you can to help gather signatures. Send emails inviting others to sign it, call local talk radio shows to inform the public, tell your neighbors, use the new PassCards. The petition can only have an effect if it gathers enough support to gain media attention, so please take an active role in making that happen. The petition will be delivered to the Prime Minister's Office...
  • Chretien calls for global intervention policy / Blair 'will back policy of armed invasion'

    07/14/2003 2:20:21 AM PDT · by Int · 17 replies · 204+ views
    Chretien calls for global intervention News Staff Prime Minister Jean Chretien hopes to start building a coalition of countries to decide when international action should be taken to prevent genocide and human rights abuses."We have to develop the process to be able to intervene when it's needed and intervene without creating the impression that you are intervening for your own personal interest," Chretien told reporters from London.Along with other international leaders and experts, the prime minister attended round-table talks in London over the weekend. He's scheduled to present a paper on global intervention at a gathering of 14...
  • Prime Minister Chretien Wins Dubious Honour of Stupidest Person in Canada

    06/07/2003 2:29:11 PM PDT · by xp38 · 4 replies · 273+ views
    AOL News | June 7 2003 | Hayley Mick
    TORONTO (CP) - Prime Minister Jean Chretien earned the dubious distinction of the stupidest person in Canada at the World Stupidity Awards on Friday night, beating out B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell and new Tory Leader Peter MacKay. More than 400 people helped decide the winner of the Golden Dunce Cap - the dumbest of the dumb - by applauding and cheering for their favourite candidate. The audience was gunning for MacKay, but a man dressed in a fish costume on stage cast the deciding vote for the prime minister. "We can do this in Canada because it's generally a place...
  • Ex Canadian PM says Chretien behaving like a buffoon

    05/30/2003 4:46:15 AM PDT · by SB00 · 8 replies · 199+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 30, 2003 | SB00
    Former prime minister Brian Mulroney launched a rare and blistering attack on Jean Chretien yesterday, saying the Liberal PM has been behaving like a "buffoon" on the international stage, and is now regarded by the United States administration as "a guy who long ago lost his fastball."
  • Canada: Anti-Bush Comments Normal, PM Says (Chretien’s Big Mouth)

    05/29/2003 12:58:31 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 176+ views
    The toronto Star ^ | May 29, 2003 | Les Whittington
    Chrétien defends his criticism of U.S. budget deficit. White House cites Sept. 11, Iraq war in response Jean Chrétien says he expects no backlash from Washington because of his criticisms of President George W. Bush's handling of the American economy just before the Group of Eight summit. "It's normal when you're going to have a summit debating the economic situation that you comment on that. I don't see any problem with that," the Prime Minister said here yesterday while attending the Canada-European Union summit. Chrétien set off a new round of controversy over U.S.-Canada relations on Tuesday when, in a...
  • Left and right attack PM for criticizing Bush

    05/29/2003 3:51:55 AM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 21 replies · 275+ views
    National Post ^ | 2003-05-29 | Sheldon Alberts
    OTTAWA - Liberal MPs joined opposition politicians, Alberta's Premier and two former prime ministers yesterday in denouncing Jean Chrétien for criticizing the Bush administration's management of the U.S. economy, calling the remarks insulting and accusing the Prime Minister of interfering in America's domestic politics. "I think that the relationship between the Canadian Prime Minister and the American President is certainly at its lowest point in modern history. I think that is obvious to everybody," Brian Mulroney, the former Progressive Conservative prime minister, said in an interview. Mr. Mulroney, who had close personal relationships with presidents George Bush Sr. and Ronald...