December 27, 2005

Ok Olivia….What will you do?

While I was gonna save the Douchebag of the Year award for something slightly more interesting than a dog comparison, alas, I am tempted to give it out.

I am not defending this, it is simply beyond, oh GOD I’m not talking about this.

Olivia, you have a right to be offended, nobody should be compared to a dog…I mean, it's not like you said the Prime Minister KILLS people or anything...but Olivia, tell me how a hired complainer NDP member will be more effective than a sitting Cabinet Minister. Tony Ianno worked hard on the Seniors file and introduced legislation to increase the GIS for seniors.

What will Olivia Chow do for seniors? She will ask questions in the House while taking in a cool 144, 000$ per year. This is more effective than the minister responsible for the file? Explain to me how constituents benefit from throwing out a Cabinet minister who has been doing his job.

7 Commentaires:

Blogger Christopher Young a dit...

Or the 2006 version of "Vote on the good side you're going to have a bridge".

And if she's elected, she won't be a cabinet minister, no way. But she may force the next minority government to implant (is that "implanter" ?) better social programs. Spring 2005 mini-budget, anyone ?

Oh, and by the way : Merry Christmas!

12/27/2005 10:55 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Merry Christmas to you too Christo

While I have no doubt the NDP was effective with its 2005 mini-budget, they showed how dedicated they were to their cause when they brought down the government before they could spend one cent of the money in December's estimates

My point though is that she can never be as effective as someone who sits around the Cabinet table making decisions. Like Buzz Hargrove said, we must elect the most Liberal and NDP members possible. But if you had to choose between a minister and a backbencher, who will do the best job for the constituents?

PS: the word you are looking for is enact, implant involves microchips in brains or silicon in boobs lol

12/27/2005 11:33 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

The blog posting was highly offensive. What did that poor little doggy ever do to merit such a heinous comparison?

12/27/2005 12:55 p.m.  
Blogger James Bowie a dit...

I have doubt that the NDP was effective with its 2005 mini=budget. Their housing plan was laughable, and their total spending was pitiful.

To call it a budget is to insult all other budgets.

As for Olivia, you're absolutely right. An opposition member, by virtue of being in opposition, can't have the same influence as a junior Cabinet Minister.

Vote Ianno if you want to see progress on the Seniors file.

12/29/2005 2:01 p.m.  
Blogger Christopher Young a dit...

Bowie : That's why we didn't call it a budget, but a mini-budget. And even if it was, in my opinion at least, not enough, well, it was still a step in the good direction.

And as being in opposition versus being a cabinet minister, there's a mistake you're making : assuming that it is sure that you will be back in power. Also, opposition has a big role to play in minority governments, and the next one is probably going to be another one.

As for Ianno, I don't really know that much about him, but I really doubt that you are going to attract voters for him on a Quebec blog! :P

12/30/2005 11:59 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

When you’ve been in power for 12 long years, when your party has been named by a judicial investigation into corruption, when scandals continue to engulf your government. What message can you possible take to the people of Canada? On Jan 23 let’s do something positive, vote conservative.

12/30/2005 7:25 p.m.  
Blogger bza a dit...

Ianno will only have a chance to be effective if there is a Liberal cabinet to actually sit in. And aren't there other reasons why to elect a politican other than whether they can be a low level cabinet minister who rarely shows up to committee meetings? Like hold the government accountable? Perhaps vote for the candidate who best matches their views? Elect someone other than an old white guy every once in a while?

I was in the riding last night, and I see a lot of support for Olivia Chow. I hope she wins it this time, I have a feeling she will. She has been a great progressive voice in Toronto for the past 20 years and I hope she does well at the federal level.

12/31/2005 12:38 p.m.  

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