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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:52 PM   #11
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n February 2011, Bev Oda admitted to directing one of her staff to add a hand-written annotation to an already signed Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) memo in 2009 that resulted in a funding recommendation for KAIROS being ignored.[7] The memo was altered by the addition of 'not' into the recommendation line of the document.[8] For more than a year, Oda had represented this change as an action taken by CIDA staff, when in fact it was a political decision made at her direction. KAIROS is a faith-based human rights organization, and has been attacked by Conservatives for an allegedly anti-Israel stance in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When asked about the matter, Oda had at first told Parliament that she did not know who had made the change.[7]

Opposition MPs in the House Foreign Affairs committee requested that the Speaker rule on the possible contempt of parliament against Oda; this would be the first time in Canadian history that a sitting cabinet minister would be found in contempt. Prime Minister Harper continued to support Oda.[9] On March 9, 2011, the Speaker of the House made a ruling on the issue of Oda's behaviour, stating that "on its face" Oda's statements had caused confusion, which still persisted. Oda replied in the House that she was ready to answer to the confusion, at a House of Commons special committee meeting to be held over three full days the following week.[10] Speaker Peter Milliken found the Conservatives in contempt of Parliament on this issue as well as on a second matter; the opposition parties then called for a vote of confidence, which led to the 2011 Canadian Federal Election.[11][12] That election saw Oda retain her seat with 54% of the popular vote.[13]
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:08 PM   #12
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I still have the Doug Henning bumper sticker.
you get bonus points if it's actually on your vehicles bumper.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:32 PM   #13
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you get bonus points if it's actually on your vehicles bumper.
What--and spoil the beauty of my "Reagan/Bush in '84" original?
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:57 PM   #14
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In the now-closed "Canadian Election" thread, Dr. G. noted:


Anyone have a breakdown of that by party?
NDP - 40
CPC - 28
Liberals - 6
BC - 1
Green - 1


Record number of women elected - Canada Votes 2011 - CBC News
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:04 PM   #15
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Let me fix that for you:

"Harper strongly signals he couldn't give a care about a separatist Quebec"

Here's my other prediction:

Layton will be the next Duceppe...obsessed with Quebec trying to protect those 55 seats many of which were won on protest votes. Many will be 1 term MPs.
Which Quebec citizens are the Sovereignists that Harper cares little for? Does Harper have a list or is it a list from CSIS?

Layton say he want to include Quebec in the Constitution seem like a noble aim IMO. This would cut the legs out from underneath sovereignists. Layton is wise enough to know that the popularity he enjoys today or was that yesterday was a fluke. I'm sure Jack will as he has indicated will work to have the newly elected NDP/NPD MP's educated in the methods to truly represent their constituents.

Given the number of new representative and how little critical review the electorate took before voting I can not argue with anyone on this point.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:17 PM   #16
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Layton say he want to include Quebec in the Constitution seem like a noble aim IMO. This would cut the legs out from underneath sovereignists. Layton is wise enough to know that the popularity he enjoys today or was that yesterday was a fluke. I'm sure Jack will as he has indicated will work to have the newly elected NDP/NPD MP's educated in the methods to truly represent their constituents.

Given the number of new representative and how little critical review the electorate took before voting I can not argue with anyone on this point.
Get ready for amateur hour. Now imagine if the NDP and Liberals scored more seats than the Conservatives and this group started to run the country. The 2% of voters who jumped to the Conservatives on the last day deserve our eternal gratitude.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:22 PM   #17
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Now that the 2011 election is over, let's use this thread to discuss Canadian politics as they transpire over the next 4 years.

Please keep the discussion civil and I kindly request no personal attacks or insults directed towards fellow ehMac members.

It would be refreshing to avoid over-the-top hyperbole as well. We're all Canadians and lets not make people out to be left-wing or right-wing caricatures or turn things into a WWE fight promo.

I may not be a supporter of Prime Minster Harper, but he does endorse ehMac.ca.
Mr. Mayor, if Harper is 6'-2" as claimed, how tall are YOU? You make him look like a midget.

During the election campaign of 1979, I was working in PEI for the summer and both Clark and Trudeau came through campaigning. Not a lot to do in PEI before the tourist season starts, so whatever their political stripe, everyone turned out to hear them speak. On both occasions, I happened to be on the path through the gym that each took and got to shake hands with both. I was amazed at how SHORT Trudeau was and how TALL Clark was. Pictures can be deceiving. You weren't standing on a box were you?
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Mr. Mayor, if Harper is 6'-2" as claimed, how tall are YOU? You make him look like a midget.

During the election campaign of 1979, I was working in PEI for the summer and both Clark and Trudeau came through campaigning. Not a lot to do in PEI before the tourist season starts, so whatever their political stripe, everyone turned out to hear them speak. On both occasions, I happened to be on the path through the gym that each took and got to shake hands with both. I was amazed at how SHORT Trudeau was and how TALL Clark was. Pictures can be deceiving. You weren't standing on a box were you?
Always said I was 6'6" for years, but recently was measured at 6'7". A little taller depending what shoes I'm wearing.

As I walked up to him, he commented on my height right away. Didn't realize that the guy took two pictures on my iPhone, the one below is right when he's saying it.



There was a professional photographer there too, who took a picture of us and gave me a card with a number on it. Said I had to email the address on the card and give the number and they would email the picture to me. I followed the instructions and I'm still waiting for the photo to arrive.
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Get ready for amateur hour. Now imagine if the NDP and Liberals scored more seats than the Conservatives and this group started to run the country.
amateur hour....what a hoot.

Martin built the soundest financial structure in the western world and was lauded by his peers around the world.
Reduced the deficit ( not easily ) and the national debt to the best numbers around.

Harpo expands government beyond belief, floods the Senate with hangers on, over sees corporate welfare to his oil patch buddies, oversees the worst gov deficit ever after cutting the one tax every single economist said he should not and running deep into the red putting the national numbers back 15 years.

Yeah there are indeed amateurs running the country.....called the Cons for good reason. Hell he didn't even see the worst recession in 70 years coming and it was on his doorstep.

That was 2 seats Muloonie was left with after HIS extravaganza..

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That was 2 seats Muloonie was left with after HIS extravaganza..

...."every time we fail to learn from history, it costs more"
He was too far to the left. This has been fixed. Time to slash and burn.
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