Friday, April 25, 2008
Free speech is worth fighting for.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Keep it small. Involving numerous candidates, official agents, countless local campaign workers, party staff, and an outside advertising agency with all of it's employees, does not a secret make.
Don't file factual forms and paper work. A good scandal requires you to make stuff up. Actually putting the correct information about money spent on the Election Canada paperwork is just bad scandal form.
Don't challenge those that make the rulings. Poking a bear with a stick will only cause problems, and not recommended when conducting shady dealings.
Do not go public by bringing your actions before courts. Anyone involved in a scandal knows that secrecy is the key. Using the courts, or the media kind of blows the clandestine nature of your average conspiracy out of the water.
Don't take lessons from the opposition parties. Yes the Liberal Party of Canada did manage to get away with Adscam as far as Elections Canada is concerned and they WILL NEVER have to reveal just which Liberal candidates got that money, but..... Oops, just hang on a minute. Maybe taking lessons from the Liberals is a good idea when you are planning a conspiracy after all.
Lets get this thing before a judge soon.
update: A member of the press does some reasearch, while another remembers their own experiences with EC.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Contrast those words to this recent news. I guess the lure of all that money to be made from those cute little seals was just too great to pass up for Paul Watson after all.
A big tip of the hat to Hunter at Climbing out of the Dark
Friday, April 11, 2008
The left and various Harper haters are in an uproar because the government wants to pass Bill C-10 which contains a provision, originally created by the Liberals by the way, which would allow the government to refuse tax credits to film or television productions deemed offensive. Imagine that, a government in its role as the steward of our tax dollars, trying to make sure those dollars are not spent on hard core porn or other such projects that the majority of Canadians would not want that money spent on.
The crux of the argument against c-10 is that someone (meaning a government bureaucrat) would be deciding which projects qualify for the tax credits and which do not. Even though the minister responsible has stated that she will work with the entertainment industry to draw up a precise definition of what projects would be deemed too offensive to receive government tax credits, the lefties are against the idea and are crying censorship. Funny how in the case of films or television productions that many on the the left think that tax money must flow to all projects regardless of their nature, but with other issues such as child care or tax cuts, they are more than happy to decide for everyone just who should qualify, and more importantly, who should not.
Because this deals with the so called arts, does not mean that it should be exempt from any rules. If we are going to be putting tax dollars towards this industry, there must be some kind of rules as to how and where those dollars get spent. It is more than just common sense, it is what I and most Canadians would expect the government to do whenever anyone comes with their hands out looking for our tax dollars.
All this faux outrage makes me wonder just how many of those against C-10 would have an issue with homegrown remake of Triumph of the Will . Or is even Nazi propaganda entitled to our tax dollars without any rules or government oversight? What say you?
Update: Another view from Chuckercanuck on C-10.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
In a letter this week to Alliant Techsystems Inc., Industry Minister Jim Prentice said he is not satisfied the sale will be a net benefit for Canada, the minister confirmed Thursday.
Alliant has been given 30 days to state its case to win approval for the sale.
update from CTV This must have the "Harper is in Bush's pocket" crowd bashing their heads against the wall.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
In what has already been a good week for getting things done for Canadians, this can only be called another feather in the cap of the Prime Minister.
Congratulations Mr. Harper on continuing to do what most Canadians expect their government to do; while the desperate Liberals go back in time, almost as long as some of these outdated product laws, looking for dirt to try to smear your government with.
It is all the Liberals have.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
If all goes according to plan, Nááts'ihch'oh (pronounced naah-tseen-cho) National Park will be connected to the north end of Nahanni, the United Nations World Heritage site that is among the most famous mountain wilderness parks in the world.
Altogether, 7,600 square kilometres of wilderness in the Mackenzie Mountains have been temporarily set aside for the next five years. The memorandum of understanding signed with the Dene of the Sahtu region and the government of the Northwest Territories also provides for $500,000, which will go towards an impact and benefits plan.
This is the fifth northern conservation initiative the Harper government has launched in the past year. Since last August, the government has announced plans for a new national park on the east arm of Great Slave Lake, a national wildlife area for the Ramparts River and wetlands (Ts'ude niline Tu'eyeta) in the Mackenzie Valley, funding for the Sahoyúé-§ehdacho National Historic Site of Canada on Great Bear Lake and an expansion plan for Nahanni....
Friday, April 04, 2008
I am sure all of you are already aware of the video tape making the rounds of MP Tom Lukiwski that was taken 16 years ago at an office party. So in an effort to head off any potential future problems that I may encounter if I indeed do decide to toss my hat into the ring in 16 or 20 years to run for the local Sharia Governing Council (or which ever level or form of govern
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For Video tapes that may surface in the future: I would like to offer my regrets to the trans gendered, cross dressers, wo
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