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  • Linda Medweiash
    January 23, 2013 - 12:37

    Jack Layton and I use to chat, he called me. I told him a lot about the conservatives selling out on us all. I would run for PM for no salary, but would require an aid to push my wheelchair around!

  • rick
    December 18, 2012 - 16:30

    I can't believe Mr Harper was at a meeting in Canada. He is usually doing a photo opp from other parts of the world and announcing some agreement he has signed because Canadians want it.Each new agreement I never hear of until its on the news.In my opinion all these changes are attacking the Canadian work wages and conditions. Make it easier for companies to leave Canada for cheaper wages and unacceptable conditions unless their workers will take less.If we keep going this path eventually Canada will be only two classes, the low and the high end(Harper's group) group.With that will be problems to keep up house payments and family requirements.Many jobs have been lost and we hear little of the new jobs and wage comparisons. I have worked in the industrial world for much of my life and find it alarming when I hear much of the media's statements on what needs to happen or has happened on the projects.Many lies and prefabricated stories but often statements of knowledge to those who have not been on the projects.Lets get together and learn how to love one another, right now

  • Darren
    April 15, 2011 - 18:22

    Understand that it was not the other political parties that found the Conservatives in contempt of parliament. It was the *Speaker of the House* who found them in contempt. The vote of no-confidence by the parties happened shortly thereafter. This is not a case of "we don't like your budget", it is a serious (criminal) offense wherein the Conservatives were found to have deliberately misled Parliament.

    • Bill
      May 04, 2011 - 16:31

      So where is the Governor-General....Is he too asleep at the switch..!! He should be tossing Harper out of office..!! The system here is at a crossroads and if nothing is done the Parliament will be worthless..!

  • Dev
    April 07, 2011 - 23:30

    Well everyone else appears to have a hidden agenda. Isn't that what politics is about? And Harper is not the first prime minister to give tax breaks, so what is the big deal? "Contempt Of Parliament is another way of saying, we really didn't want the budget, even though Canadians like it." I tend to agree. Harper said that this election was reckless not because he wanted to avoid it, but because he knows canadians hate going out to the polls, especially this often!

    • Rob
      April 14, 2011 - 00:41

      I'm not sure you have an idea of what contempt of parliament means. Look it up and take it seriously.

  • Murray B from Edmonton
    March 28, 2011 - 19:19

    Let me get this straight. A committee composed primarily of opposition members has found the Government in contempt of Parliament for not giving accurate figures on the cost of the F-35 fighters? Jehosophat, that committee had to know that it was the contractor that had been giving inaccurate figures and this problem has become so large that the U.S. government may yet cancel the program. It seems that the opposition parties are showing extreme contempt for Canadian voters. Nevertheless, they must have a plan, otherwise they would not have forced an election. It is time to pay attention to who is counting the vote and how they are counting them. As Laurie Hawn said after the “irregularities” in Edmonton Centre back in 2006, “Frankly, I think the Iraqi and Afghani practice of dipping your finger in an ink-well (to identify people who have voted) would be pretty simple." Canadians deserve no less than honest elections.

  • Maggie
    March 27, 2011 - 23:48

    I don't think Canadians understand that our FREEDOM has been given away to our neighbor. Harper is going to or has already sign the Border act, giving the U.S Full access to our personal information..... Isn't that giving away our FREEDOM??????? Another big deal is our Sand oil, how can they give away our oil, $25 a barrel… do you think that is giving our resources away????? So we can pay $1.25 a liter for gas

  • R Storms
    March 27, 2011 - 14:57

    Question: what was it or what did our current government do that they were found in comtemp of? All the articals I have read, nothing mentions what the government was in contemp of, only that a motion was put forward and passed. I was out of the country and just returned. Thank you.

    • Marc Wyton
      March 28, 2011 - 15:59

      He refused to reveal the cost of significant aspects of the budget to the opposition. They included the cost of purchasing new fighter jets, corporate tax cuts. See the link below. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/957379--committee-finds-harper-government-in-contempt

  • Donna
    March 27, 2011 - 11:41

    I read, Harper delivers his plan of, Global Governance for Canada. Everyone present, was shocked by the words that came out of Harper's mouth. What he said is treason. Harper said, Global Governance, has been worked since 1945. Canadians want our country to stay sovereign. Canada belongs to the people, not to Harper. He has no right to, put his hands on Canada, and give our country away. Our Canadian Constitution is ignored. Our Civil Rights and Liberties, have been taken away from us. Democracy and Freedom, have been obliterated. On the House of Commons RV channel. I saw a motion pass to give, banks, mines, large corporations, gas and oil company's, billions of our tax dollars. They get huge tax reductions. Harper just gave big business another tax reduction, this reduction comes off Canadians paychecks. Why is Harper thieving from the citizens, to give to big businesses? I don't like, Harper's evil agenda for Canada. This country, is not safe with Harper.

    • Dave
      March 28, 2011 - 01:00

      Donna you should learn the proper use of a comma before trying to discuss politics.

    • Common Sense
      April 03, 2011 - 11:27

      Maybe you should pay more attention to her words rather than her syntax and come up with an intelligent response Dave.

  • Frank Blackwood
    March 26, 2011 - 08:59

    Contempt Of Parliament is another way of saying, we really didn't want the budget, even though Canadians like it. The politicians are trying to control, fighting amongst themselves, not taking into consideration what Canadians want. They are all tarred with the same brush when it comes to seeking power over the needs of people. The law of common sense says."Canadians are not stupid and see a Majority for Prime Minister Harper. This will result in a leadership convention for the Liberal Party which the young Canadians will have a greater voice. It may just be mere speculation on my part, but we will be entering into a new era of politics similar to that of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the "flower power" of 2012 with MP Justin Trudeau as Canada's next Liberal leader and Prime Minister of Canada in 2015.

    • mary
      March 27, 2011 - 19:21

      A majority for the CRAP - not likely. Some Canadians may have liked the budget, many did not. Many, even most, saw it for what it was. A few crumbs thrown out for the peons. I am so glad there is an election on the go.

    • Mrs. Dorothy Casey, Nova Scotia
      March 28, 2011 - 20:45

      Having been fortunate to live in Ottawa during the Trudeau reign, I look forward to his son, Justin, taking the Liberal Party over. In my never-to-be-humble opinion, having someone in the Prime Minister's Chair like Justing Trudeau, who really believes in the importance of ALL Provinces & ALL Canadians, & who does not depend on his salary as Canada's PM, at the helm of our Great Nation! It was, after all, Justin's Father, Pierre, who causes the rest of the World to recognize Canada & Canadians for what it & we really are--a Large, Strong, Compassionate Country & People at the ready to support any & all claims on It & Us for support, both in times of War & Natural Disaster, as a People and a Country. I am Proud to be a Canadian, but I feel that Mr. Harper has made a mockery of his position as Prime Minister, & has used his position to further his own agenda & bottom line. I have been a very strong supporter of the NDP Party, with the exception of the time frame of Pierre Elliott Trudeau's terms as our Prime Minister. I will support Mr. Layton in the upcoming election, & hopefully, so will the majority of Canadian Citizens. I encourage ALL Canadian Citizens to GET OUT & VOTE, as it is your PRIVILEGE, not your RIGHT, as a Citizen of a Free Canada to do so.

    • Darren
      April 15, 2011 - 18:30

      Frank, are you a Conservative troll? Do you think the other parties found the Conservatives in contempt? If you do, then you should know that it was the Speaker of the House who found the Conservatives in contempt, not the other parties. The parties voted no-confidence as a result of that. The Conservatives were found to be deliberately misleading Parliament by intentionally hiding information.

  • Eric Bo
    March 26, 2011 - 08:07

    Duceppe of the bloc lolllll http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXCXnZy6BW4

  • Maurice E. Adams
    March 26, 2011 - 07:17

    Don't forget --- Fabian Manning has been effectively campaigning ON THE TAXPAYERS DIME since his appointment to the Senate. Just one example of Harperite ethics ---- no qualms whatsoever, by either Harper or Manning about using a Senate appointment and tax dollars for partisan political purposes.