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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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] Tories jump into clear lead

    01/05/2006 5:35:15 AM PST · by Heatseeker · 21 replies · 651+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jan. 5, 2006 | Sean Gordon
    OTTAWA—The election campaign has taken a dramatic turn, with the opposition Conservatives jumping into their first real lead over the governing Liberals, a new poll shows. The survey, conducted by EKOS Research Associates for the Star and La Presse, found that 36.2 per cent of decided voters say they will support the Conservatives, while 30.4 per cent favoured the Liberals. The NDP is supported by 17.9 per cent of voters, while the Bloc is at 10.4 per cent nationally and the Green party is at 4.7 per cent. If the numbers hold up, it would mean a Tory minority government....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Martin's distaste

    11/25/2005 3:07:30 PM PST · by Sam Gamgee · 2 replies · 137+ views
    OTTAWA (CP) - Tories stood defiantly by their allegation linking the Liberals to organized crime and dared their opponents Friday to make the accusation a campaign issue. They flatly rejected Liberal calls to apologize. Prime Minister Paul Martin demanded a retraction and his office threatened to sue over the comments by Stephen Harper, who told the Commons on Thursday that the sponsorship program was "a front for massive kickbacks involving organized crime, used by the Liberal party to fill its own election coffers.". But the Conservative leader said he has nothing to apologize for. One of his top lieutenants dared...
  • Canada opposition plots to oust minority Liberals

    11/13/2005 3:17:44 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 33 replies · 866+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 13, 2005
    OTTAWA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The leaders of Canada's three opposition parties met on Sunday to decide how and when to try to bring down the 16-month-old minority Liberal government and force an election, possibly as soon as next month. Following a change in heart by the New Democratic Party, which said on Monday that it would no longer be able to support the Liberals, the heads of the three parties met in Conservative leader Stephen Harper's office in Parliament. They kept reporters away from the meeting, but were understood to be discussing whether to bring the government down before...
  • Price Of Corruption A Separate Quebec? (Ontario Could Reassess Western Canada Phobia Alert)

    11/11/2005 10:39:54 PM PST · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 1,662+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/12/05 | Ted Byfield
    I wrote last week that it would take Canada's Liberal Party about two months to live down the disclosure by the Gomery inquiry that its Montreal members had siphoned many millions of dollars in government money into the party's coffers and into their own pockets. I was wrong. It took less than a week. Three days after the Gomery Report documented the party's lavish looting of the funds in the government's "sponsorship program," a poll showed that the party's national support had slipped from 38 percent to 31 percent, only a single percentage point over the Conservatives, who had risen...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Time to throw out the trash in Canada

    11/01/2005 6:35:07 AM PST · by CaptainCanada · 5 replies · 362+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Nov 1, 2005 | SUSAN DELACOURT & LES WHITTINGTON
    Nov. 1, 2005. 07:41 AM The Gomery report is widely expected to pin the federal sponsorship scandal on a tight, secretive group of loyalists of former prime minister Jean Chrétien. Justice John Gomery Gomery, above, marked the delivery of his report last night by touring Ottawa’s old city hall building, where it will be released to the media today. SUSAN DELACOURT AND LES WHITTINGTON OTTAWA BUREAU OTTAWA—It's three volumes large, an anatomy of a scandal told over 1,400 pages, and when it rolls out into public view at 10 this morning, it becomes the story on which Prime Minister Paul...
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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... 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
  • Sign this petition to help put an end to Corruption in Canada's gov't.

    08/23/2005 9:19:51 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 2 replies · 267+ views
    All Canadians Please sign this petition to let the Canadian gov't know that enough is enough and we want all gov't funds audited. http://www.petitiononline.com/cdsmith/petition.html
  • Calling on all Canadians. Help Save Canada.

    08/03/2005 7:55:02 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 15 replies · 453+ 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
  • Help stop corruption in the Canadian Government

    07/12/2005 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 4 replies · 357+ views
    Please sign this petition to help end corruption by the Canadian government. 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
  • Stephen Harper gets poll-axed (Canada's msm bias far worse than stateside's)

    07/03/2005 9:53:18 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 614+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Sunday July 3, 2005 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    TORONTO SUN Sunday July 3, 2005 Stephen Harper gets poll-axed ... While Martin and Layton get a free ride By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN Today, I want to make one point about the political situation in Canada now that Parliament has adjourned for the summer. It's that you should ignore almost everything our national pro-Liberal, pro-NDP, anti-Conservative media punditocracy have been spouting of late, because most of it is nonsense. Contrary to so much of what you have read and heard recently (a) Paul Martin and the Liberals are not sitting pretty despite AdScam (b) Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have not...
  • On Canada Day show your love for Canada

    07/01/2005 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Reform Canada · 17 replies · 525+ 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
  • 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...
  • All Canadian FREEP this petition if you love Canada

    06/18/2005 1:43:17 PM PDT · by Reform Canada · 2 replies · 339+ 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
  • Gomery inquiry wraps-up with a long list questions

    06/13/2005 3:48:54 AM PDT · by Clive · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Sun Media ^ | 2005-06-12
    MONTREAL (CP) - The final stage of the Gomery inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal is set to get underway as closing arguments begin Monday, with inquiry lawyers taking a back seat in the proceedings. Lawyers representing witnesses who have testified before the inquiry headed by Justice John Gomery will make final appeals over the next five days. But inquiry lawyers will not be among those making closing arguments at the public hearing. Gomery has said doing so would comprise the neutrality of their counsel. Nevertheless, inquiry lawyers will follow the arguments closely, intervening to correct any factual errors that...
  • Canada's puppet police force (they always get their man - unless he's a Liberal)

    06/11/2005 12:58:10 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 594+ views
    Calgary Sun - Canada ^ | Sun, June 5, 2005 | Licia Corbella
    CALGARY SUN Sun, June 5, 2005 Canada's puppet police force Don't ask Mounties to get their man if he is connected to the Liberal party By Licia Corbella Back in 1998, I wrote how I didn't trust the RCMP as a corporation anymore when it came to investigating anything to do with the federal Liberals. I wrote the same thing again in 2001 and 2002, each time listing a whole new host of reasons why. The sponsorship scandal served to tie a pretty ribbon around this statement. After all, the RCMP is now given the task of investigating its...
  • The marriage debate is far from over (Canadian fight goes on despite CINO sellouts!)

    06/08/2005 12:47:50 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 6 replies · 411+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | June 8, 2005 | David Krayden
    The marriage debate is far from over Counterpoint: by David Krayden National Post June 8, 2005 So the National Post editorial board thinks the marriage debate is over, and that we pesky social conservatives should admit defeat. Let things lie, we were told in a June 3 editorial, so the country can move on to bigger issues. Well, marriage happens to be a blue whale on the national agenda -- at least for those of us who know that marriage is not a right but a privilege, and that same-sex marriage is an oxymoron. Besides, why quit now when...
  • Media married to Liberals ('married'?!?! ... nothing 'honest' about this relationship!)

    06/07/2005 6:08:13 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 22 replies · 640+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | June 7, 2005 | EDITORIAL
    TORONTO SUN June 7, 2005 EDITORIAL: Media married to Liberals If anyone needs more proof that most of our media are far more sympathetic to Prime Minister Paul Martin than Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, they got it again yesterday. That happened when London-Fanshawe MP Pat O'Brien announced he was leaving the Liberals to sit as an Independent. O'Brien, who is opposed to legalizing same-sex marriage, said Martin had not, as he promised, allowed a "full and fair" debate on the issue and was instead just trying to ram it through. Here's how to spot that our overwhelmingly pro-Liberal media are...
  • Coffin pleads guilty to 15 charges in sponsorship scandal (1st plea - Lib's Adscam mess!)

    05/31/2005 10:24:23 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 4 replies · 266+ views
    CP via Canoe ^ | May 31, 2005 | DONALD MCKENZIE
    May 31, 2005 Coffin pleads guilty to 15 charges in sponsorship scandal By DONALD MCKENZIE MONTREAL (CP) - Paul Coffin, the first person charged in the federal sponsorship scandal, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 15 fraud charges. Three of the 18 fraud charges that Coffin originally faced were withdrawn by the Crown. Coffin was president of Communication Coffin, a Montreal-based advertising firm, when he was arrested in September 2003. The charges related to federally sponsored events that took place between 1997 and 2002. The events included local automobile and bicycle races, festivals and ski activities. The maximum penalty for each charge...
  • Liberal lies stick on tape (Canada or U.S. - can't spell Liberal without L-I-A-R!)

    05/29/2005 4:41:49 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 800+ views
    Calgary Sun - Canada ^ | Sun, May 29, 2005 | Licia Corbella, Editor
    CALGARY SUN Sun, May 29, 2005 Liberal lies stick on tape Grits try to scoff the record after being caught using questionable antics By Licia Corbella Many years ago now -- in either 1986 or '87 -- I was a junior reporter at The Province newspaper in Vancouver. I was doing a feature story on graphology -- the analysing of handwriting to determine the character and characteristics of a person -- when I happened across an enormous news story that forever changed the way I do my job. I was talking to a graphologist who told me, that amongst some...
  • Tories to renew attack (Canada's Conservatives not letting-up on corrupt Liberals)

    05/28/2005 7:26:00 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 452+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | May 28, 2005 | Tim Naumetz et al
    Tories to renew attack Return of House will see motions on Gomery, confidence Tim Naumetz, with files from Chris Wattie, National Post CanWest News Service, with files from the National Post May 28, 2005 OTTAWA - The Conservatives have set the stage for a potentially acrimonious return to Parliament on Monday by blindsiding the government with three motions -- including one calling for indictments in the sponsorship inquiry -- for the first opposition day since the House of Commons showdown began last month. The first Conservative motion listed on the order paper calls on the government to amend the...
  • Inquiry unearths Groupaction cash (forensic 'smoking gun' re Canada's Liberals)

    05/25/2005 1:21:45 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 8 replies · 356+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, May 25, 2005 | Graeme Hamilton
    Inquiry unearths Groupaction cash Graeme Hamilton National Post Wednesday, May 25, 2005 MONTREAL - A forensic audit tabled yesterday shows that Groupaction Marketing, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the federal sponsorship program, may have given more than $1.7-million to the federal Liberal party in unregistered donations. CP file photo of Jean Brault former president of Groupaction The sum is in addition to the $800,000 that nine advertising firms involved in the sponsorship program, including Groupaction, made in official donations to the Liberals, for a total of $2.5-million over the 10 years examined by Kroll Lindquist Avey, forensic accounting...
  • Unfit to Govern (Paul Martin)

    05/14/2005 5:03:24 PM PDT · by Capt. Canuck · 5 replies · 470+ views
    This was inspired by WestViking's article. (click on the source link to read it)
  • Money trail snares Quebec Liberals (Canada's Liberals' 'Adscam' corruption)

    05/13/2005 11:22:24 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 10 replies · 439+ views
    EDMONTON JOURNAL (Canada) ^ | Fri 13 May 2005 | Lorne Gunter
    Money trail snares Quebec Liberals: Official side was so intertwined with shady side, the party was corrupt throughout The Edmonton Journal Fri 13 May 2005 Page: A18 Section: Opinion Byline: Lorne Gunter The allegations made before the Gomery commission in Montreal this week are in many ways the most damaging yet. They may not be as salacious as those made last month by ad executive Jean Brault. But I suspect that's only because we've already heard of the Hollywood movie-like operations of the Liberal party in Quebec. And everything inquiry-related has been overshadowed this week by the teetering government...
  • Everybody does it

    05/12/2005 12:54:18 PM PDT · by andrewwood · 4 replies · 588+ views
    Western Standard | 16 may 2005 | mark steyn
    Everybody does it Monday, 16 May 2005 Mark Steyn Is this it? The moment when the one-party state's internal organs crumble to nothing like an old rou‚ in the final stages of syphilis? Well, I wish I were that confident. No doubt, as before, Stephen Harper will be running as Boy George: the calmer calmer calmer calmer calmer chameleon. Last time round, to offset the perennial Liberal-media message that all conservatives are by definition extremist rabid fundamentalist nutcakes--and worse, extremist rabid fundamentalist "U.S.-style" nutcakes, Mr. Harper was measured, moderate, soft-spoken and narcolepsy-inducing and, when the sky-is-falling types still shrieked that...
  • Gomery 'atom bomb': Rogue group ran Quebec Liberal fundraising - witness

    05/12/2005 6:20:03 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 327+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | May 12, 2005 | Willian Marsden
    Gomery 'atom bomb': Rogue group ran Quebec Liberal fundraising - witness Willian Marsden CanWest News Service May 12, 2005 MONTREAL - The federal Liberal party was running a secret parallel fundraising organization in Quebec that reported directly to the former public works minister Alfonso Gagliano, according to a former director-general of the party. Daniel Dezainde told the Gomery Commission yesterday he discovered the secret organization when he became director-general of the party's Quebec wing in May, 2001. He said the rogue organization never filed financial reports. He also said at least one of the fundraisers was also involved in...
  • What do the Liberals have to do to lose?

    05/10/2005 12:04:00 PM PDT · by andrewwood · 7 replies · 662+ views
    Western Standard | may 30 2005 | Mark Steyn
    Woe, woe, Ontario Monday, 30 May 2005 Mark Steyn What do the Liberals have to do to lose? The rule that there’s no such thing as bad publicity is supposed to apply to soap actresses and rock stars, but look at the polls: Grits 32.5 per cent, Tories 30.5 per cent. And, even when you find a national poll showing a Conservative lead, break it down regionally: Liberals 38 per cent, Tories 34 per cent. That’s Ontario, which is the critical battleground, as we psephologists say. “Yours to Discover,” as the licence plates say. And what one mainly discovers after...