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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #3311
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It also shows that, despite having a majority, the Conservatives are willing to change course.
If they didn't, with the hits they are taking on this, they'd have to be pretty thick. When it gets to the point where even their own supporters are telling them they're off base they need to look at what they're doing.

I think it shows that despite having a majority government, if the majority of the public objects to something the Harper Government does, we certainly have the ability to clearly let them know this.

Too bad we don't always use that ability.
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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #3312
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It also shows that, despite having a majority, the Conservatives are willing to change course.
If they don't, then we could have Justin Trudeau as PM in 2015
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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #3313
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If they didn't, with the hits they are taking on this, they'd have to be pretty thick. When it gets to the point where even their own supporters are telling them they're off base they need to look at what they're doing.

I think it shows that despite having a majority government, if the majority of the public objects to something the Harper Government does, we certainly have the ability to clearly let them know this.

Too bad we don't always use that ability.
It's called Participatory Democracy. For whatever reason it seems to cause the corporate lovers to cower in fear.

I like the idea and would like to see more of it.

If we tackled defense mis-spending in a like manner we might perhaps prevent Canada from following the Greek example of spending so much on weapons that we have to screw our own citizens.
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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 12:55 AM   #3314
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It also shows that, despite having a majority, the Conservatives are willing to change course.
I hardly think they had much of a choice here, it isn't as if they suddenly became a government willing to consider other viewpoints other than strictly their own. They got hammered by all sides including their strong base.
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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #3315
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CONS - expense $27k per day in London UK selling TARPIPE benefits

Feds spent nearly $54,000 on pro-oil lobbying retreat over two days in London, England | Canada.com

$14k contract to learn how to lobby

Yep that's the new Harper government!

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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #3316
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well you know, subsidizing oil for over 100 years, oil still hasn't proven itself to profitable yet, so we need to continue pumping lots and lots of cash there.

Oh by my looooord thunderin jesus don't TELL me about sinking some cash in a new technology like green energy for the last few years because, welldogonnit if an energy technology is viable well then let the market forces dictate how viable it is!

Makes perfect sense.
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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #3317
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CONS - propping up commies in China and radical islam in Iran

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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #3318
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Harper appointed Toews to cabinet - CON incompetence

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Imagine....this knuckle dragger has a law degree and he doesn't know his own legislation!!!

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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #3319
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CONS - Harper muzzle on Canadian science making international news

BBC News - Canadian government is 'muzzling its scientists'

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Old Feb 19th, 2012, 09:01 AM   #3320
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I think this was posted earlier.

But one thing I notice form those who support the conservative government, is that they tend to separate the undesirable conservative members and address it as the party or government in general.

This is in stark contrast to how they address the liberal party. A few not so good members, and well the whole liberal party is corrupt! Morons! ALL of them!

I think it really reflects on this party in general, if they have a justice minister fumbling so epically like this. And to stand up in the house and equate ANYONE who disagrees as siding with the scumbag childporn perverts, well, that just says it all.

I for one don't believe for a second Toews is an island here in all of this. This party has shown a real propensity for this kind of nonsense before. But this time they finally overstepped in it really big, and were sideswiped by their own base of support. If their own supporters were on board with legislation like this, we wouldn't be seeing any willingness to review this at all.
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