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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dion heckled of stage by labour group

Yep, looks like labour groups agree... Stephane Dion is not a leader. (psssst... hey Party brass... start talking to Buzz, see if there's some ground where we can make nice... but not on childcare...
Dion heckled off stage
May 30, 2007

OTTAWA (CP) - Liberal Leader Stephane Dion has been heckled off the stage at a labour protest rally in Ottawa.

Dion was taunted by several thousand unionized workers as he spoke on Parliament Hill, and was eventually drowned out by chanting. There were loud boos from the crowd as he left the gathering, with many people complaining about the Liberal party's stand against anti-scab legislation.

Jake Lombardo of Hamilton, Ont., accused Dion of double-speak as he taunted the Liberal leader.

Lombardo blamed the Liberals for launching policies that he says are costing Canadians jobs.

The demonstration was organized to protest the loss of thousands of manufacturing jobs, particularly in Ontario and Quebec.

Labour groups blame Ottawa for the job losses by allowing interest rates to rise and for negotiating trade deals that they say are killing high-paying jobs and sending work overseas.
(and for the record, that's the photo that was published with the article... it's a sweet one...)

h/t to Dust my Broom

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  • At Wed. May 30, 05:53:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous billg said…

    Not to burst anyone's bubble here, but, isnt being booed off of a stage by lamb-like unionized workers mean your doing someting right? Just askin'.

  • At Wed. May 30, 06:34:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Matt said…

    Perhaps billg, but it's funny seeing the whole lot of CAW booing Dion after their boss, buzz hargrove, told them all to vote Liberal to stop the super evil baby eater Stephen Harper.

    Anyway, come check out the fun we're having with that picture - that's right, it's a CAPTION CONTEST!

  • At Wed. May 30, 06:41:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Where was Harper and his gang of bobbleheads? Hmmm?

    As usual - cut and hide....

    At least Dion made an attempt.

    Actually, their booing over anti-scab laws turned me right off - ah, how about worrying about a job before you plan on striking! What a bunch of idiots.

    And then there's Layton standing up there with his arms flying like Jimmy Hoffa.

  • At Wed. May 30, 07:28:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Cerberus said…

    They are yelling at him for being anti-scab. YOU are applauding them.

    Must mean you support the unions CC?

    (BTW, he finished his speach so technically that is not getting booed off the stage.)

    Actually in seriousness, the idiot hecklers blamed him for introducing policies that were costing Canadians jobs.

    I mean... wow.

    Now THAT's leadership: not even in government and getting your policies through to law!

  • At Wed. May 30, 08:02:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    "They are yelling at him for being anti-scab. YOU are applauding them."

    Yea, I know... I'm not a union fan myself, but it's just nice to see that the union guys aren't to likely to swoon into the loving arms of Dion anytime soon! LOL

  • At Thu. May 31, 12:49:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Not a leader? Get some talking points that actually show some leadership, instead of negativity.

    Dion wins big points here in my books. Good for him for having the guts to stand and speak in front of a large, unfriendly crowd. As others have mentioned, the so-called "Tim Hortons PM" was nowhere to be seen.

    One of the more positive developments in Canadian politics of late has been the waning influence of trade unions. That's another plus for Dion here: I love the fact that he's not beholden to them.


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