It took me a while to figure out Flaherty. McGuinty is easy and they often mention Premier with it anyway. I don’t think they ever mentioned the guy i am talking about. I heard about him on English radio.
By: evaleung on 十二月 10, 2008 at 6:17 下午
And Ignatieff is way off. He should be officially translated as “易拉d呀" as in can pop.
By: evaleung on 十二月 10, 2008 at 6:25 下午
中華門=Chinese Archway=Zhong Hua men
我不懂=I don’t understand=War Boo Dung
By: War Boo Dung on 十二月 10, 2008 at 6:28 下午
By: 何時可 on 十二月 10, 2008 at 6:39 下午
English = 雞腸
By: 何時可 on 十二月 10, 2008 at 6:44 下午
By: evaleung on 十二月 10, 2008 at 6:54 下午
In 2004, Harper wrote this…..and now he blasts the opposition for doing the exact same thing…funny
Letter from Stephen Harper to the Governor General, September 9th, 2004
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,
C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1
As leaders of the opposition parties, we are well aware that, given the
Liberal minority government, you could be asked by the Prime Minister
to dissolve the 38th Parliament at any time should the House of Commons
fail to support some part of the government’s program.
We respectfully point out that the opposition parties, who together
constitute a majority in the House, have been in close consultation. We
believe that, should a request for dissolution arise this should give
you cause, as constitutional practice has determined, to consult the
opposition leaders and consider all of your options before exercising
your constitutional authority.
Your attention to this matter is appreciated.
Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.
Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Gilles Duceppe, M.P.
Leader of the Bloc Quebecois
Jack Layton, M.P.
Leader of the New Democratic Party
By: C on 十二月 10, 2008 at 7:06 下午
to dissolve the parliament in anticipation of an immediate election alrite, never mentioned anything about forming a coalition. Don’t mislead the readers pls.
Reform party founder Preston Manning weighed in Wednesday on the political drama unfolding in Ottawa, arguing Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff is" moderate and reasonable" but lacks the experience of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Speaking at a luncheon for the Fraser Institute, a conservative think-tank, Manning also predicted the Liberal-NDP coalition will crumble before the late-January vote on the Conservative budget, but says another election is coming “sooner, rather than later."
If Harper or Ignatieff
Had been Prime Minister during the onset of the Iraq War, Canada would have been dragged into a war that is now blamed on “Intelligence Failure". Harper would have done it because Australia did it and Ignatieff would have done because he truly believed in it. I don’t know which is more frightening. Intelligence Failure indeed.
Submitted by almtbwu at 6:53 AM Thursday, December 11 2008
I believe the Liberal Party has made a devastating mistake that will come back to haunt them. Ignatieff is diametrically opposed to everything that Canada and Canadians stand for. Many ordinary Canadians will feel disenfranchised by this bookish, high-brow who has little in common with voters. A few days ago, a poster speculated that Ignatieff could possibly be a CIA backed politician sent to Canada in order to bring us into line with the U.S. I laughed at the time, not so sure now.
Submitted by Piper at 7:12 AM Thursday, December 11 2008
– Ignatieff only became an MP on the night Paul Martin stepped down from the leadership. He had travelled the world, taught university and written books, but for 35 years he had paid no more than occasional visits to Canada, his native land.
– It did not take Ignatieff’s opponents long, for example, to discover his past speeches and journalism in which he assiduously identified himself as an American. He talked and wrote of we, us, our way of life, our constitution, and our leaders; he even went so far as to say “Being an American is not easy."
– As deputy leader, Ignatieff was probably influential in getting the Liberals to agree to the extension of the Afghan mission until 2011. He was arguably the most vocal Liberal in support of Canada’s military involvement in that country.
– During the recent election campaign, Ignatieff appeared at rallies with Dion in support of the party’s so-called Green Shift, which included the controversial carbon tax. In fact, Ignatieff was the Liberal who first raised the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax during the 2006 leadership campaign.
– Ukrainian-Canadians in his riding have protested passages in 1995’s Blood and Belonging as being derogatory toward their culture, and opponents have accused him of condoning “soft" torture tactics used by U.S. forces dealing with prisoners suspected of being linked to al-Qaeda.
The champion of Senate reform is poised to make the single biggest rash of appointments to the unelected upper chamber in modern memory.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s officials confirmed Thursday that 18 like-minded reformers will be parachuted into the Senate before Christmas – while Parliament is suspended under a cloud of non-confidence in his Conservative minority government.
呢班工人真係霸道，難怪美國參議院唔過。布殊真係要諗下，GM一個燒40億，當佳士拿20億(佢要line of credit)，係7000億度抽一半比哂GM,90個月就會冇哂。加拿大個班都……三間車廠比工人話管理不善，不如而家叫工人合資收購咗啲車廠算啦。加拿大60億都唔會捱得耐，但又要救，費海提有冇計諗下點做，齋吹風真係冇用。諗下個班搞事份子，比咗個極左上去執政，加拿大無了期倒錢落鹹水海，可以拜拜，我哋要欣然接受比大蕭條更惡劣嘅環境。
By: 青天葵的原身(不會用粗言穢語的) on December 11, 2008
at 10:04 pm
By: evaleung on 十二月 12, 2008 at 11:19 上午
By: evaleung on 十二月 12, 2008 at 11:21 上午
The Reform Party of Canada was a Western-based political party that grew out of a coalition of discontented Western interest groups. The coalition began in 1986 as an attempt to voice Western concerns at the national level. In May 1987, however, the Reform Association of Canada voted to support a broadly based party to voice Western economic and constitutional concerns. The party was officially founded in Winnipeg in the fall of 1987 and chose as its leader Preston MANNING, son of former Alberta SOCIAL CREDIT premier E.C. MANNING.
The party’s platform included traditional prairie populist reform panaceas such as free trade and direct democracy (referendums, initiatives and recall), and some contemporary proposals such as the Triple-E (equal, elected and effective) Senate. The Reform Party’s major preoccupations, however, were with decentralizing and otherwise reducing the size, scope and cost of government, primarily by cuts to social welfare and cultural support programs (including bilingualism and multiculturalism) and firm opposition to Québec’s demands for special status within Confederation.
A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (Ford Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.
On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.
The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.
Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 7 people steering and 2 people rowing.
Feeling a deeper study was in order; American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.
They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.
Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team’s management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.
They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 2 people rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the ‘Rowing Team Quality First Program,’ with meetings, dinners and free pens for the rowers. There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses. The pension program was trimmed to ‘equal the competition’ and some of the resultant savings were channeled into morale boosting programs and teamwork posters.
The next year the Japanese won by two miles.
Humiliated, the American management laid-off one rower, halted development of a new canoe, sold all the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses.
The next year, try as he might, the lone designated rower was unable to even finish the race (having no paddles,) so he was laid off for unacceptable performance, all canoe equipment was sold and the next year’s racing team was out-sourced to India ..
Sadly, the End.
Here’s something else to think about: Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can’t make money paying American wages.
TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US. The last quarter’s results:
TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 billion in losses.
Ford folks are still scratching their heads, and collecting bonuses… and now wants the Government to ‘bail them out’.