April 11, 2007

Here Comes Earnscliffe-Gate!

An Inquiry on the Former Prime Minister and his Associates? Shock and AWE!

Well, I guess the Conservatives do appreciate the irony of certain situations.

After a regime change, it would certainly be bad form to call an inquiry investigating the former Prime Minister and all his associates.

So after Airbus and Gomery, now comes Earnscliffe-Gate. This is all getting rather predictable.

Michael Fortier took a break from his campaign in Vaudreuil to hire a former PQ minister to look into polling contracts commissioned from 1990-2003.

I don’t care that former separatists head inquiries. We have Pierre-Marc Johnson doing the Concorde overpass inquiry. Former Premier Johnson is a good guy, and has committed to doing a good job, above the fray of partisan politics.

Also, I think Liberals calling all separatists evil is a little funny, especially for a certain Martini blogger who so lovingly embraced Jean Lapierre…(Hi Michelle!)

Now if I had to pick somebody to investigate spending in the federal government, I would ask…SHIELA FRASER!

What are we paying her to do anyway?

I do not think we have to worry about Paille because if he goes on a tirade against Canada, and therefore, the federal government, his report, like that of Senor Gomery, will not be worth the paper it is printed on…

But like we have learned with past inquiries, the facts don’t matter…

8 Commentaires:

Blogger JimTan a dit...

I wonder why Fortier handled the contract? Usually, the Treasury Board runs the contract.

How many regulations and SOP has this new deal violated?

4/11/2007 7:03 p.m.  
Blogger Chuckercanuck a dit...

Antonio,

Sheila Fraser has so many of your skeletons to investigate, we've got share the load.

Look on the bright side: you might get hired to investigate your crew next!

4/11/2007 7:16 p.m.  
Blogger ottlib a dit...

chucker:

Too bad Ms. Fraser's job description says she is to audit government programs.

As you might have noticed the Liberals are not in government any more so she will not be looking into any of their closets.

4/11/2007 9:00 p.m.  
Blogger Aaron a dit...

If there is a real scandal in all this, then why would the Harper party appoint someone with such an obvious axe to grind?

This investigation is not about getting to the truth.

4/11/2007 10:46 p.m.  
Blogger Aaron a dit...

Instead of taking such pains to be devious and strategic, I wish that this "new" governement would govern. That is, do something real about competitivity or the environment instead of living in the past. That is the best advice I could give to them.

4/11/2007 10:49 p.m.  
Blogger Dan McKenzie a dit...

Pause for a second to consider that the following thoughts are coming from an ignorant Winnipeg anglophone...

Wasn't the bridge collapse inquiry initiated by the Quebec government? Is there any precedent for a federal government to appoint a sovereigntist to look into federal government activities?

I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with a sovereigntist looking into the practices of the federal government.

4/12/2007 1:34 a.m.  
Blogger angela a dit...

i always feel sorry for the people who dont know you irl who thus do not have the privilege of reading these posts while imagining you saying these things in your damn voice.

this shit is going to make for some awesome blogging. MORE CATFIGHTS!

4/12/2007 6:42 a.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Im not sure if this is the case Dan

but I do know that sovereigntists also have a brain and I am confident they know how to use a calculator.

Like I said, if he goes on an angry tirade against Canada, his report will not be worth the paper its printed on...until then, you have to give him the benefit of the doubt.

If jean Chretien had said in 1995 that yo know what, I cant have Stephane Dion as my minister because he was a sovereigntist in 1980, we wouldnt have the clarity Act today.

Almost half the province voted yes in 1995. Does that immediately disqualify them from doing anything for the federal government?

4/12/2007 8:18 a.m.  

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