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Friday, January 19, 2007

Dion - "I knew nothing"

Interesting... why is it that new Liberal leaders always say that when it comes to the actions of the previous Liberal leader?

It seems that the previous Liberal government, then under the Right Honourable Paul Martin, which had a certain Mr. Dion in his Cabinet, was working on speeding up the regulatory review process, in order to help facilitate... the expansion of projects in the Alberta oilsands?

Hang on, that can't be right, let me check my sources, there must be some mistake... oh wait, no, this all took place BEFORE the 2006 Federal election... so it wasn't some sneaky Conservative plot to jettison Kyoto in favour of big oil and votes in Alberta. (like we need to buy votes from there anyway!)

How does something like that get missed by the Kyoto supporting Environment Minister of the day? Who was the Minister then anyway?

Well, here's what new Liberal leader Mr. Dion had to say about it...
"This meeting, (regarding the expansion of projects in the oilsands) if it took place, I wasn't aware. Certainly not," Dion said at a news conference Thursday.

"It's for sure that there are always discussions with the Americans on a number of topics, but I didn't receive a specific plan to multiply the use of the oilsands by five, or by two or three. Never as minister of environment did (this type of recommendation) arrive on my desk. It wasn't something that we were looking at."
Well, okay, so he knew nothing. Mr. Baird, would you care to comment on that?
"Either he was so out of touch, or he knew about it," said Baird in a phone interview. "If he played such a small role in the Liberal government that they could come to a deal with the Bush administration on something so significant that the Liberals would leave out the environment minister, it just makes you scratch your head... If he didn't know about it, why didn't he know about it?"
What's that line that Warren likes to remind people? Oh, right... "It's never the break-in, it's always the cover-up."

h/t to CIVITATENSIS.

10 Comments:

  • At Fri Jan 19, 03:19:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I always thought that because of Abscam, Jean Chretien was the Colonel Klink (I loved watching Hogen's Heroes as a kid) of Canadian politics, with Paul Martin acting as Sargeant Schultz ("I know nothing, I see nothing, I hear nothing). It would seem that Paul Martin now has a worthy rival for the role of Sargeant Schultz.

     
  • At Fri Jan 19, 03:27:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why would it be a surprise. The Liberal government was being brought down - the conservatives did their usual sneak meetings and an election was underway. It's not like Harper (Mr. NonTransparent/NonAccountable hasn't a history of keeping secrets.

    Get over yourselves for heavens sake.

     
  • At Fri Jan 19, 04:01:00 PM EST, Anonymous JDot said…

    Annon

    Link please for when Harper flew down and set up theis meeting as oppistion leader.

    Or I assume you know him and told him not to.

    This is liberals for you, facts who needs them.

     
  • At Fri Jan 19, 06:30:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well, well, well - seems that the Globe & Mail got the dates wrong for this "secret" meeting - this was actually held on January 24 and 25 (election was Jan 23)...and Baird lied about it.

    Typical of the conservatives - sneaky, lying sons-of-b's.

     
  • At Fri Jan 19, 06:50:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It seems that this meeting was scheduled several months earlier

    "The committee was set up under the Security and Prosperity Partnership between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, which scheduled the talks several months earlier."

    The Liberal government was being brought down - the conservatives did their usual sneak meetings and an election was underway.

    Bit of a cop out. Besides the facts of who really scheduled this meeting, the Cons didn't even know they would win the election.

     
  • At Sat Jan 20, 12:08:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Ammm, Anonymous at 6:30, as someone else pointed out on another blog, the Liberals remained in power until Harper was sworn in... IN FEBRUARY.

    Your retraction would be most appreciated.

     
  • At Sat Jan 20, 09:20:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To cc:

    While I, and every other CPC supporter (and I suspect every fair-minded person) would also appreciate a retraction AND an appology by Anonymous6:30PM, I am not going to hold my breath waiting for it. I try to steer clear of what can be taken for personal attacks. However, it seems clear that while most Liberals and Liberal supporters are decent, honourable people, Anonymous6:30PM doesn't post like one. I hope this thread represents an abberation for him.

     
  • At Sat Jan 20, 12:30:00 PM EST, Anonymous ShawnCuthill said…

    White boy. Peter McKay was on my flight from Montreal to Charlottetown. I didn't get an autograph, but I did think of you.

     
  • At Mon Jan 22, 07:27:00 PM EST, Blogger vicki said…

    Actually Brian...anon is a very good example of the kind of 'mind' the CBC fed with their 'breaking news'...the whole purpose of the Mansbridge report was to paint the picture that anon fell for...that Harper and the CPC were sneaking around.
    Let's have pity on anon...he is being used, misled, and he can't think on his own. He wants MSM to tell him how to think.Classic example.
    He won't retract until Mansbridge tells him to.
    Sad, but true.

     
  • At Tue Jan 23, 09:14:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Hear hear vicki!

     

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