May 11, 2006

The Nightmare From Which the Liberals Are Trying To Awake

So Frank Luntz tells the Conservatives they must keep attacking the Liberals in order to get a majority. I would agree with Mr. Luntz, harping on a negative is an effective tactic.

However, attacking other parties with government money is a little much. What did we have the Gomery Commission for anyway? The justice went through every record there was, the same records which the government would use to sue the Liberals. He determined the Liberals owed 1.14 million dollars to the federal government. The Liberal Party cut a check the very same day. Could the party have done any more than that given the circumstances?

Liberals have moved on. The Gomery Commission, by airing out the entire affair, and allowing Liberals to come to terms with it, made us able to treat it as the past. It was a difficult process for Canadians but more difficult for Liberals, the vast majority of which, contrary to popular belief, are not thieves and are not corrupt. The nightmare is over, we have awoken. By seeing it as the past, Liberals are able to move on. The Gomery Commission is to thank for that.

This is a change in position for me. From a political standpoint, the Gomery Commission was suicide, but after it’s over, I realize that reading the judge’s report allowed me to believe that all the crap has been aired out and this is behind us. Knowing the truth about what happened was essential for me to get over the disappointment and want to participate all the more in the renewal process. The truth hurts, but it also sets you free.

Mr. Harper is simply rubbing salt in the wound, which, of course, he is fully entitled to do. However, he is doing it on the taxpayers’ dime, when forensic accountants have already done the work. Is there anything else new that could come up in the civil trial that an independent inquiry has not already found? This will cost the government millions of dollars in legal fees. It might as well be a Conservative attack ad. Canadians have punished the Liberals for what they have done. They did not elect a government who would waste more money trying to win a majority government.

4 Commentaires:

Anonymous Loony in LotusLand a dit...

Dear Fuddles: this is not a nightmare from which the Liberals will wake up from in the morning. McKenna, Tobin, and Manley know that Adscam is only the tip of the iceberg, which is why the Liberals were so desperate to hang on to government to avoid previously undiscovered corruption. Two months ago the proposed Whistleblower Commissioner Allan Cutler stated in a CTV interview that prior to implementation the Accountability act already six senior bureaucrats from six different departments have been in consultation with him privately. The civil case is being pursued to discover where the missing millions went by dragging the politicians into court under oath and following the money. The Liberal party did a very good job of isolating the damage by sacrificing Guite and a couple of admen and hacks, but under the threat of criminal or civil charges someone is bound to crack and cut a deal. Once the dam bursts it will become a tidal wave. The firings of Pelltier and Oulette are going to court, the two billion dollar helicopter procurement fix is about to go, with many more to follow. The Auditor General is about to delve into the Crown Corporations, the technology partnership program, and the "pay it forward" trust accounts amongst others but now with legal authority to follow the money to the end into the private sector. Now the granddaddies of them all for slush funds and corruption; the foreign aid agency and the export development agency will finally be audited.

I must apologize for the longwinded comment and the poor spelling as I am in a bit of a rush today.

Beer and Popcorn Ready for the Soap Opera

5/11/2006 7:31 p.m.  
Blogger decoin a dit...

It is time to forget about sponsorship scandals. Its over. -Its done. Its history. Its old news. Please pretend it never happened. Please stop talking about sponsorship scandals. There is no need to talk about this anymore. Okay? Please!

5/11/2006 11:23 p.m.  
Anonymous Manitoba Liberal a dit...

If it can be shown in a court of law that the Liberal Party itself or certain high ranking individuals involved with the party stole money from the government of Canada I would demand as a Liberal that our party and members are held to account.

However, I fear that this is less about justice for Mr. Harper and more about politics.

5/11/2006 11:56 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

I think all government programs and books should be open to investigation...lets see what else the Liberals have been up to. Accountability is key.

5/12/2006 8:05 a.m.  

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