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Conservative Convention 2013: Delegates Want Harper To Come Clean On Senate Scandal

Conservative Convention 2013: Delegates Want Harper To Come Clean On Senate Scandal

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 20:39:20 in Canada Politics

“Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau, Ford. One is judged by the company one keeps.”
Zdravko Cimbaljevic, Montenegro's First Openly Gay Man, Stared Down His Own Obituary

Zdravko Cimbaljevic, Montenegro's First Openly Gay Man, Stared Down His Own Obituary

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 19:44:30 in Canada British Columbia

“Lest we be too smug, gay bashing still happens in Canada. Yes, we have big gay pride parades, and we certainly don't have the same level of state sanctioned homophobia that exists in Montenegro. But just ask the nurses at hospitals how many gay or mistaken for gay people they patch up on any given day. We have a ways to go.

And the gains we have made against sexism could be taken away from us as our governments move more to the right. Rights should be inherent and not subject to the vagaries of various governments.”
Senate Expense Scandal, Corruption Growing As Issues Of Concern For Voters, Poll Suggests

Senate Expense Scandal, Corruption Growing As Issues Of Concern For Voters, Poll Suggests

Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 11:55:38 in Canada Politics

“The scandals and corruption are only symptoms of a government determined to destroy the environment in order to increase the bottom line for the fossil fuel industry, and to destroy universal health care in order to support the private insurance racket. So, the real issue is that we have a government that is working against the interests of the vast majority of Canadian people. The corruption is a minor issue compared to this.”

freeSpeakr on Sep 6, 2013 at 13:14:24

“"determined to destroy the environment"

No. They are not determined to destroy the environment - they don't care about the environment.”

GMCanuck on Sep 6, 2013 at 12:09:54

“The greater issue in the senate scandal is the coverup attempt. When a government displays such blatent disrespect for the population as to tell manifest lies to avoid the consequences of its actions, no trust is possible in any of their decisions. Consequently I, as well as the vast majority of citizens who think and are concerned about the long term prosperity of this country, share your views on the Harper government.”
Eli Lilly's NAFTA Lawsuit Threat Against Canada Prompts Calls For Review Of Investor Rights

Eli Lilly's NAFTA Lawsuit Threat Against Canada Prompts Calls For Review Of Investor Rights

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 16:24:32 in Canada Business

“Now is it clear why so many of us have been opposing these so-called free trade agreements?”
Trudeau Liberals' Marijuana Stance Is High-Risk, High-Reward

Trudeau Liberals' Marijuana Stance Is High-Risk, High-Reward

Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 11:12:46 in Canada Politics

“I'm in my 70's so many of my friends are seniors. We all support legalization or decriminalization of pot. We are all (save one) politically progressive, think Harper is the worst thing that has ever happened to this country, and are actively demonstrating, educating, and petitioning. So much for all the senior stereotyping.”

Steel Wind on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:56:13

“Your social peers are in the minority. That doesn't mean they are RARE. They certainly are NOT "rare" and amount to one-third of that demographic.

But it's the OTHER two-thirds of seniors who most stand in the way and in that regard, the stereotype is a fair one.”

dresdengirl on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:54:31

“Well said, Sandra.
f/f”

Demosthenez on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:39:51

“Well Sandra, I'm sure a lot of seniors aren't forgetting how Harpo the Clown robbed them by taxing income trusts (when he swore up and down he wouldn't).”

canobserv on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:23:02

“See I don't think this has to do with Youth vs Elderly....I think this is more Urban vs Rural”

namethatuser on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:19:16

“They seem to forget seniors were teens in the sixties.”
Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 23:43:17 in Canada Politics

“No, but enforcing regulations goes a long way to ensuring public safety. What purpose is there for government if not to protect the public good?”
Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 23:42:04 in Canada Politics

“Excuse me! Transport Canada's budget has been slashed. You need regulators to enforce regulations. The money is no longer there for regulators to do their job. So you don't have to deregulate, just ensure that regulations can't be enforced.

The Harper government cut regulations to this very railway in 2011.”

Charles the Great on Aug 14, 2013 at 23:48:10

“and this happened in the 90s. ”
Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 23:37:26 in Canada Politics

“I don't know where to begin with your comments. The problems we face are global. Keep yourself ignorant and your head in the sand. These two attributes will ensure that Canada will lose everything worthwhile about this country.”

North of Toronto on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:26:24

“You probably don't understand what is happening in North America. Because of the long delays in pipeline approval companies have dramatically expanded their ship by rail crude loading and unloading facilities. The new ones under construction are massive. So by dragging their feet the Canadian and American governments have let a transition from pipeline to rail for crude transport take over. Once the infrastructure is in it will be even harder to switch. How's that for head in the sand?”
Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Thomas Mulcair Again Draws Link Between Lac-Megantic Rail Tragedy, Government Policy

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 23:35:31 in Canada Politics

“3.1 million was cut from Transport Canada's budget. I have a relative that works there, and he said they don't have money to do their job properly. And in 2011, the Harper regime gave that very railroad permission to operate with only one engineer. And there's no conn.ection. There is no so blind as those who will not see. I do not believe that partisan politics are good for the country, and do not support any particular party, but if we Canadians don't smarten up, we are slated to lose everything that is good about this country. .”
Elizabeth May Slammed For Erroneous Tweet About Sarnia Train Incident

Elizabeth May Slammed For Erroneous Tweet About Sarnia Train Incident

Commented Aug 13, 2013 at 12:24:10 in Canada Politics

“They are only skimming the tip of the iceberg.”
Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star Columnist, Seeks NDP Nomination In Toronto Centre

Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star Columnist, Seeks NDP Nomination In Toronto Centre

Commented Aug 13, 2013 at 12:16:55 in Canada Politics

“Tell that to the Swedes, the Danes, the Finns.    I guess you think Socialism caused the 2008 world wide economic crisis.    If that is the case, there is no point discussing anything with you.”

Brent Nicholson on Aug 13, 2013 at 13:10:24

“No, what caused the 2008 crisis was greed, lack of morals, zero ethics and a lot of people who should be in jail. Socialism is a system that relies on the few to produce to support the many. Socialism is a system that allows government, the non producers, power over those that do produce. The problem with socialism is that it can never stay confined to a nice comfortable little box where those in need get the support they need. Once a foothold is gained into the bank accounts of the earners they naturally assume they can take it all. Sweden, Finland and Denmark all find themselves in that position today. All living things must grow or die and government is a living thing. ”
Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star Columnist, Seeks NDP Nomination In Toronto Centre

Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star Columnist, Seeks NDP Nomination In Toronto Centre

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 14:29:09 in Canada Politics

“That is sooooo irrelevant.”

DoctorHorror on Aug 6, 2013 at 14:31:21

“Not really, I've talked to a number of older women, who elected King Harper for the fact that they thought he was good looking. Just wish they had their glasses checked though.”
Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star Columnist, Seeks NDP Nomination In Toronto Centre

Linda McQuaig, Toronto Star Columnist, Seeks NDP Nomination In Toronto Centre

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 14:28:31 in Canada Politics

“And what specific insanity would that be? She's knowledgeable, intelligent, and has not stated anything in her journalism that can be disproved. Guess that's a big threat to the no-nothing ideologues running the country now.”

Brent Nicholson on Aug 6, 2013 at 14:41:37

“Take Canada back from whom? Socialism has proven time and again to be the antithesis of prosperity and yet they keep believing. Left wing agendas throughout the world have left it on the brink of economic suicide. If Canada capitulates it will be the end.”
House GOP Weighs Defunding ACORN In 13th Vote To Block Funds To Defunct Organization

House GOP Weighs Defunding ACORN In 13th Vote To Block Funds To Defunct Organization

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 12:17:33 in Politics

“An earlier article in HP has a woman claiming that women aren't successful because we lack ambition. Perhaps we are insufficiently stupid. I'm sure society sees being in Congress being successful. No thanks. I couldn't cope listening to those ignorant no nothings blather on.”

Gary Hettinger on Aug 5, 2013 at 12:26:13

“if the Congress were a majority of women I believe a hell of a lot more would get done and less would be bought off by lobbyists”
Cord Jefferson, Chris Hayes Ask What White Community Will Do About 'White Criminal Culture' (VIDEO)

Cord Jefferson, Chris Hayes Ask What White Community Will Do About 'White Criminal Culture' (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 11:36:05 in Black Voices

“The most frequent and injurious white crimes have been legalized by old white men.”

irvyirv8 on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:57:13

“You should get the President to overturn them...”
Thomas Mulcair's New Democrats Drift Into The Background

Thomas Mulcair's New Democrats Drift Into The Background

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 13:20:13 in Canada Politics

“And Abraham Lincoln owned slaves.

How about
You cannot have democracy when you muzzle the press.
You cannot have democracy when you attack unions and shrink the middle class.
You cannot have democracy when you accumulate the wealth in the hands of the few.
You cannot have democracy when the strong are sociopaths.
You cannot have democracy when the government does not protect the environment from greed.
You cannot have democracy if the general public is brainwashed.
You cannot have democracy if the wage payer exploits your labour for his own greed.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by helping the rich not pay their fair share of taxes.
You cannot have a democracy when the government lacks transparency.

And speaking of initiative and independence - as a woman my initiative and independence has been rewarded by my work being unpaid, underpaid, ignored, or undervalued.

What good old Abe said is irrelevant in a society where the playing field has been set up to accumulate unearned wealth for the rich and exploiting everyone else.”
Thomas Mulcair's New Democrats Drift Into The Background

Thomas Mulcair's New Democrats Drift Into The Background

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 13:09:58 in Canada Politics

“It's a long time before the next election. The fix is already in, and the press is not asking any hard questions of Harper and his minions. Anything can happen in the next election, and my guess is as good as any pundit's. And I ain't guessing.”
Elizabeth May Slammed For Erroneous Tweet About Sarnia Train Incident

Elizabeth May Slammed For Erroneous Tweet About Sarnia Train Incident

Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 13:06:59 in Canada Politics

“I wish the media and everyone else would get upset with the lies, disinformation, and spins that Harper does with every thing he says. Isn't he the leader of a federal party who should be concerned about credibility?”

Mastiff on Jul 23, 2013 at 15:23:11

“Welcome to your first day on the internet. Look around, I think you'll enjoy it. If you’re looking for media slamming Harper, could I interest you in any of the following?

The Province slams Harper:
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Harper+slammed+using+office+taxpayers+money+attack+opponents/8544727/story.html
Yahoo news slams Harper:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/stephen-harper-slammed-appointing-pierre-poilievre-cabinet-201250517.html
Global News slams Harper:
http://globalnews.ca/news/527021/harper-takes-flak-for-gutting-elections-canada-amid-claims-of-cheating-during-last-election/
Huffington Post slams Harper:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/05/01/harper-elections-canada-budget-cuts_n_3195131.html
The Toronto Star slams Harper:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/06/07/stephen_harpers_official_jet_gets_eyecatching_makeover.html
The National Post slams Harper:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/07/harper-slammed-for-denying-elections-boss-new-powers-to-probe-party-expenses/

I only spent 30 seconds, but I’m sure you can find the rest. For public reaction, read the comments.”

CoffeeCrazed on Jul 23, 2013 at 14:15:53

“You're a reader here at HuffPo, right? HuffPo is a news medium, right? HuffPo jumps on everything the current gov't does, right?”
Cabinet Enemy Lists: Peter Kent Says Phrase Reminds Him Of Nixon

Cabinet Enemy Lists: Peter Kent Says Phrase Reminds Him Of Nixon

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 13:02:16 in Canada Politics

“I used to be a Canadian citizen - now I'm an enemy of the state. Not bad for a 74 year old grandmother.”

Douglas Sinclair on Jul 17, 2013 at 13:27:15

“F&F”
Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 11:59:45 in Black Voices

“It's ironic that Zimmerman's brother is worried that George may be a victim of a vigilante.”
Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Juror B37 On Zimmerman Trial 'Sure' Voice On 911 Tape Was George, Not Trayvon Martin

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 11:58:51 in Black Voices

“Yeah, I'd say murdering and unarmed, innocent person is poor judgement.”
Lac-Megantic Explosion: Thomas Mulcair's Criticism Of Tories Sparks Controversy

Lac-Megantic Explosion: Thomas Mulcair's Criticism Of Tories Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 8, 2013 at 13:01:30 in Canada Politics

“Harper cut $3 million from rail safety. Enough said.”
Trudeau Protest Was Manned By Tory Interns And Organized By PMO

Trudeau Protest Was Manned By Tory Interns And Organized By PMO

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 18:25:15 in Canada Politics

“This is the most unaccountable, wasteful, cynical, dishonest government this country has ever had. And I sed to think the Liberals were bad.”
Raul Labrador Quits House Immigration Group

Raul Labrador Quits House Immigration Group

Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 12:16:41 in Politics

“Many of these posts reflect a lack of knowledge by many US citizens of history, economics, and religion. What is the problem? Is it your educational system? Democracy can only exist if the citizens are well informed. The US is a long way from being a democracy.”

UH7275 on Jun 6, 2013 at 12:18:51

“that's cuz we are a republic.”
Patrick Brazeau Suggests Theresa Spence Gained Weight During Protest

Patrick Brazeau Suggests Theresa Spence Gained Weight During Protest

Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 23:43:41 in Canada Politics

“By their deeds ye shall know them.”

Whitey McWhite on Jun 6, 2013 at 01:18:17

“Yeah but politics isn't simply the deeds of one person.”
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