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Old Dec 12th, 2003, 09:08 AM   #1
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Today is the last day of a great political era ... GOOD LUCK JEANNIE C!!! We'll Miss you.

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Old Dec 12th, 2003, 09:13 AM   #2
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The headline on the editorial in today's issue of the Edmonton Sun said it best:

Good riddance!

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Old Dec 12th, 2003, 03:27 PM   #3
 
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To BAD RUBBISH!! [img]graemlins/ptptptptptpt.gif[/img]

And I would also like to wish the old dictator "good luck".

He'll need it.
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Old Dec 12th, 2003, 06:02 PM   #4
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I think Jean served Canada well and gave the majority of his life to public service for our country. I certainly would raise my glass to toast our parting PM. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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I'm raising something right now to celebrate his passing.

Oddly enough, it's not a glass. [img]graemlins/ptptptptptpt.gif[/img]
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I for one, don't think Jean did SFA for Canada and am very happy to see him go.

His economic policies sucked, he ran a corrupt and self serving government, and he added nothing to Canada.

Good bye. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
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Old Dec 12th, 2003, 06:38 PM   #7
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That's ok... Jean could easily take you.

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His economic policies sucked, he ran a corrupt and self serving government, and he added nothing to Canada.
Now, now, save the Mulroney bashing for another thread.
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Mulroney is not well thought of by most Canadians. This is indisputable.

But when he was charged by the RCMP for suspected corruption in the purchase of Airbus aircraft, he went to court and counter-sued the Canadian Government for damages. His party was out of power at the time, and he had no friends in Government to cover him. He did this on his own.

He won.

The charges were dropped and he was awarded over fifty million dollars in damages as a result. Several high-ranking RCMP officials were fired as a result of this and the whole force took a considerable hit in public credibility.

Rightfully so.

As for Mulroney's most hated policies:

These would be the GST and and the Free Trade Agreement. Many Canadians were incensed by these policies and Jean Chretien's solemn promises to "tear up Free Trade" and "End the GST" were what got him elected in the first place.

Oddly enough, after a decade in power, Jean Chretien never even attempted to dismantle either of these "hated" policies. In fact he reinforced several areas of each....and was contemplateing RAISING the GST at one point.

I guess he liked them, after all....no matter what he told the sheep in order to get himself elected into a position of absolute power.

And if you care to check the historical record, you will see that he also seemed to like a whole bunch of the policies of both the Tories and the Reform/Alliance...because he adopted many of them as if they were his own while abandoning the traditional policies of the Liberals.

All the time he was doing this, he was loudly proclaiming just the opposite, and ridiculing the parties and the people who had originated these ideas.

And while he was doing that, he was also busy stealing hundreds of millions of hard-earned tax dollars while we (well, while SOME of us) weren't looking.

The man was a crook and a charlatan of the highest order. Most everything he did (outside of the policies that he stole from the Tories and Reform) were strictly self-serving and designed to keep him in power. No matter what it cost the Canadian people in the long run.

His refusal to revamp Health care in order to make it truly sustainable, offloading costs to the Provinces without any sort of consultation with them, letting the Canadian military wither away to nothing, and the massive deterioration of our relationship with our biggest trading partner are his dubious legacy to the people of Canada.

Let's not even talk about the Kyoto Accord, and what it will do to us if implemented. Or what it will do to the environment.

He has set us up for a big fall. On numerous fronts. Simultaneously.

He is...by far...the very WORST among our most reprehensible Prime Ministers in the history of this country.

I spit on his very name.
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Old Dec 12th, 2003, 11:59 PM   #10
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Chretien did two things right.

Kept Paul Martin around

Convinced Charest to go to Quebec as head of the Liberal party.

Both of those I feel will benefit Canada greatly in the next 20 years and the alter likely tipped the scales on the independence movement - a narrow thing that was.

Beyond that, he was a canny politico who outlasted his foes, and stayed in power.

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