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Friday, July 18, 2008

When we question Elections Canada...

... we're called "unCanadian", because we're questioning the actions of a highly respected Canadian institution.

But when the Liberals question the RCMP, a highly respected Canadian institution, it's considered "doing their job".

Someone want to explain that one to me again? Cause I obviously don't get it.
Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh said he understands Commissioner Elliott's urge to call his officers. However, Mr. Dosanjh said it was inappropriate given the possibility of disciplinary action or a police investigation in relation to the death of Robert Dziekanski.

"Given that potential, I believe that Mr. Elliott's conduct is entirely inappropriate," Mr. Dosanjh said.

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  • At Fri. Jul. 18, 11:07:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Fay said…


  • At Fri. Jul. 18, 11:43:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm not sure of your point. If you are saying that it is wrong for the Liberals to question the RCMP then you must be in agreement that it is wrong for the CPC to question Elections Canada.
    If you are complaining about a double standard you may have a point but you are then agreeing that it is okay for the Liberals to question the RCMP.

  • At Fri. Jul. 18, 11:54:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    It's exposing the double standards that the Liberals are using... if they're critizing the RCMP like that, then they just should shut up about our questions of EC's actions. Otherwise, if they have issues with our questioning of EC, then they out to shut their traps about the RCMP.

    They can't have it both ways.

  • At Fri. Jul. 18, 12:31:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Unlike the Liberals, who pick and choose which governmental agency they criticize, I believe every governmental bureaucracy should be subjected to intense scrutiny and critical analysis. All bureaucracies, over time, become self-aggrandizing, empire-building undemocratic institutions. Far too many government institutions, once authorized, are left to their own devices. These institutions have a tremendous amount of input into government policy yet they are populated with non-elected professional bureaucrats whose sole aim is to garner larger budgets and more staff.
    All bureaucracies are the bane of democractic freedom and should be scrutinized to the nth degree.

  • At Fri. Jul. 18, 12:43:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Alberta Girl said…

    CC - don't you know that if the Liberals do it it is GOOD.

    If the Tories do it, it is BAD

  • At Fri. Jul. 18, 01:03:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Elliot should have remained quiet and neutral until investigations were completed...for his own sake.

  • At Fri. Jul. 18, 04:25:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Alan said…

    I think you used a bad example in comparing the Elections Canada fiasco with the tasering and subsequent death of Robert Dziekanski. For one thing, the major difference is that nobody died in the raid on Tory HQ.

    I think the reason why there's this double standard is because Canada's evolution as a country has been of one where we trust our government institutions more than our American counterparts. Since most Conservatives come from the West, where government mistrust is high, it's easy to see why Tories see this double standard.

  • At Sat. Jul. 19, 02:36:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Joe said…

    Well CC truth be known. The Liberal party is the pinical of Canadian. Anything the LPC does is Canadian. Thus it is quite alright for them to question any Canadian institution.

    The Conservative Party is non-Canadian. Thus any questioning of Canadian intitutions is un-Canadian.

    I know Paul Martin told me during the last election!


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