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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Looks like a fall election indeed

I've been saying all along, "We'll know for sure we're going when we see the pre-writ ad blitz begin."

And right on cue, here come the ads.

UPDATE: Here it is.

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  • At Thu Aug 28, 11:55:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I liked the bit in the article where they point out how your CPC is buying airtime right before a writ-dropping. Not only is Harper doubling back on prior rhetoric, he's flying in the face of the spirit of his own fixed election date law.

    Note, I said "spirit". I know full-well, that his law had this "escape hatch". Technically, it is legal, but I still say the CPC should be ashamed of themselves for forcing us to the polls when it's not necessary.

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Thu Aug 28, 12:33:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ashamed? Ridiculous comment if you have paid attention to what has been going on in Parliament and Committees the last 6 months.

  • At Thu Aug 28, 12:53:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have

    3 budgets have been passed. An agreement on Afghanistan has been reached. 4 out of 5 CPC priorities have been addressed (and that ain't bad). Fixed-election date legislation was passed. The list goes on.

    Debateably, this is the most productive minority parliament in Canada's history. "Dysfunctional" my butt

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Thu Aug 28, 02:21:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Debateably, this is the most productive minority parliament in Canada's history. "Dysfunctional" my butt"

    Really - and you think that having to make the number of confidence motions he made in order to get things passed is functional. A gov't should not have to continually threaten the opposition to get bills passed, yet this is the ONLY way the Tories were able to get something done.

    And Dion and Layton to a lesser degree continually talk about how "bad" this govt is and how they are going to go to the people or trigger an election yet when the time comes, the Libs don't show up or the NDP vacillate and end up supporting the bill.

    The dysfunction comes because it seems the fall will be more of the same.

    So dysfunctional my butt is wrong, anoy...

  • At Thu Aug 28, 02:25:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The priorities that you speak of were seriously watered down versions of what was desired.

    Mike get off ur high horse and start actually reading the stuff u speak about. Just because legislation is passed doesn't mean the the House is working to the best of it's ability.

  • At Thu Aug 28, 02:53:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Has any House worked "to the best of it's ability."? Ever?

    The key word is "work". Parliament is working.

    And of course your priorities were "watered down", it is a minority parliament after all. Don't expect majority results with a minority gov't. And don't expect that to change with another election this fall.

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Thu Aug 28, 06:13:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There is more to a functioning Parliament than getting a few bills passed. No one can honestly say that the Opposition parties have worked honestly with the governing party to provide Canadians with good government. At every opportunity, they used their majority on committees (or in the Senate) and delayed, hindered or gutted legislation coming from the house. We need MPs willing to do what is right for the country - not what is in the interest of their party. This minority lasted longer than any other and it is time to disolve Parliament and seek the will of the people. It is very telling that despite 2 and a half years, the Liberals are still crying about being in opposition and refusing to act like responsible members of the House. The irony of the fixed-date election bill was that it was implemented in response to the Liberals using/abusing the electoral process for their own gain and now, we have a situation where for the last two years the Liberals have used this law to use/abuse the electoral process for their own political gain. Will those people ever stop!!!!!!!!

  • At Thu Aug 28, 06:44:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think the biggest reason to have the election now is to stop the liberals constant talk about having an election soon. What do you think that does to investors wanting to invest in Canada? They must all be spooked and just taking a wait and see approach until there is a stable govt. in place. Not to mention the threat of the liberals carbon tax if they were to get into power. Do you think there are any companies wanting to move into Canada until they know for sure if that's going to happen? We need a conservative majority so people can have faith that Canada is a safe place to invest in and no chance for the anti business and productivity liberals to be in power for at least 4 years.


  • At Fri Aug 29, 09:46:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Luke Coughey said…

    I'm not fussy about having an election right now. I'd rather stick to the fixed date that Harper set.

    Right now, the Conservatives are stearing the ship. I don't see why they would want to risk it in such a Liberal country.

  • At Fri Aug 29, 12:05:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Guelph First said…

    The NDP'ers and the LPC have been threatening almost daily since the last election to bring the gov't down. They have watered down, stalled and disrupted the Commons in multiple ways.
    Pull the plug, lets reset the pieces on the Board, and start over.


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