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What do you think of Stephen Harper?
Wed, June 12, 2013

A dress rehearsal for Stephen Harper's 2011 victory speech looked more like improv night at a comedy club in a just-leaked video that shows the prime minister doing accurate impressions of former Conservative leaders.

Full story: Leaked video shows Harper imitating Mulroney

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The Crusher, 2013-08-09 08:02:36 You have to admit that the Conservative's competition (Trudeau 2.0) is an incredibly vacuous clothes horse. I mean the guy is so cute and manicured, even though I am straight and married, I'd bang him.


Not_the_Daddy, 2013-09-06 06:41:25

I'll continue to support Harper until someone else better comes along. I watch the news every day, and so far, no contenders. There are a couple of science illiterates who talk of carbon taxes but then want to tax carbon dioxide. As the di implies, CO2 is two oxygen to one carbon, if you are too dumb to use two words, then oxygen would suffice for CO2.
my view, 2013-08-29 17:13:31

I wish I could say the same for you RMB....but no.
The Crusher, 2013-08-09 08:02:36

For once Crusher said something sensible.

"NTD, give it a rest"

Well said. That laughable story he came up with describing his life was too much. But what would you expect from someone who thought the OAP and the CPP was the same thing?
Mrs-Brigand, 2013-08-08 18:41:39

NTD, give it a rest. It is obvious Neil is NOT a teacher. After all, teachers only get 2-3 weeks vacation per year, plus they are busy upgrading their own educations via university courses, have papers to correct and lessons to prepare, all done on their own time at night, through the school year, and are now quite busy preparing their classrooms for school opening in Sept. Nobody who is a bonafide teacher could possibly spare all the time necessary to post daily diatribes of the volume typical of Neil.

Unless he is FOS?
The Crusher, 2013-08-07 12:16:07

Neil McClung, 2013-07-31 18:53:26

Four of my wife's friends all retired before me. They were teachers (25/25 rule) and with BUYOUTS, cashing in unused sick days they walked away with an average of 60K each. With their pensions, reduced at that, they are still in the top 10%.

As to the top 1%: your Teacher's Pension Executives (most from the Banking, Finance and Oil sectors) are all in the top 1% as is your union executives.

I earned my money by risking it and working over 25 years without taking a vacation except every December 25th. Since 26 years old I worked at least 60 hours per week, and most often 7X12 with about as many 100 hour weeks as 60 hour weeks. Soooo, if you work until you are 100 I have still put in more hours and all without 1 dime from the taxpayer.
Not_the_Daddy, 2013-08-01 14:20:59

dada rich and retired since 51? HAHA. Yea right. Where did you get that from Neil? This guy thought the OAP and CPP was the same thing and that you only get 35% of the pension if you take it before age 65
Mrs-Brigand, 2013-08-01 13:26:46

Who's "apologizing" neil? I merely pointed out that ALL parties have similar lists of who and what to avoid, whether among journalists, public servants or whatever. Or are you going to refute that? You don't think Ezra Levant is on the NDP/Liberal "no-no" list?

Mountains out of molehills and hardly "slipping into paranoia." Trudeau (père) and Chretien had well-known lists of those they would never engage or trust and, in fact, the latter cleaned house in the senior bureaucracy after taking over from Mulroney.
Pragmatic, 2013-08-01 12:36:35

I live in Ontario, ruled by the Liberals. No transparency here as well. Wynne is still refusing to release emails concerning the cancellation of the gas plants. Are there any honest politicians left?
my view, 2013-08-01 08:35:06

C'mon, Pragmatic, we're not talking about "commie spies" or members of the Taliban here. We're looking at a government slowly slipping into paranoia -

"The list proposed 10 categories required for each portfolio, including immediate and long-term issues, as well as warnings about “pet bureaucratic projects” and a list of “who to avoid: bureaucrats that can’t take no (or yes) for an answer.”

The list also suggested the ministers would require information about “who to appoint” or “hot prospects” for patronage posts as well as 'who to engage or avoid: friend and enemy' lobby groups, and summaries of issues that could be raised in the daily question period in the House of Commons." - (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/16/harper-asked-tory-staffers-for-list-of-enemy-lobbyists-bureaucrats-and-reporters-documents/)

If you are truly "pragmatic", why are you apologizing for the Conservatives? This is the kind of secrecy they rallied against in two Federal elections -

2006 - Promise accountability and transparency, pass the Federal Accountability Act.(Conservative Party Platform, 2006)

2007 - "Too often, responses to access requests are late, incomplete, or overly censored," Information Commissioner Robert Marleau said in an introduction to his first annual report. "Too often, access is denied to hide wrongdoing, or to protect officials or governments from embarrassment, rather than to serve a legitimate confidentiality requirement." (http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=cf2b9830-7185-4036-bf8e-f164fca973ca&k=7741, May 30, 2007. Accessed July 31)

2011 Campaign Platform - "Recently we announced the new Open Government Initiative, as part

of our ongoing efforts to foster greater openness and accountability.

- open data – centralized access to government data in a more useful format for citizens, the private sector and non-government organizations;

- open information – proactive release of government information, and administrative changes to improve the access to information system; and

- open dialogue – innovative online tools for two-way

engagement between Canadians and their government."

Now - Government scientists that can't talk about their work, secrect deals happening at the PMO, and people working in and for the federal government and those having different ideologies called "enemies".

Why defend them?


Neil McClung, 2013-07-31 19:28:21

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