Wednesday, June 15, 2005

CSI, Law & Order and CPAC

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), Law & Order, and confidence votes in the House of Commons were all on at the same time last night, and they seemed somehow complementary.

On CSI, a head chef is murdered and dismembered. On Law & Order, a member of the world's oldest profession is murdered by her madam. The crime is covered up by the madam's father, and she gets off scot-free. On CPAC, we watch the slow death and dismemberment of Canadian democracy every day, by practitioners of the world's second oldest profession. The crimes are covered up and the perpetrators get off scot-free. It all seems sadly to fit, if you'll forgive the obvious irony in the titles.

None of these TV shows are happy stories. Two can be fixed by script writers. One can only be fixed by Canadian voters. Our new door-knocking campaign has again put me in touch with those Canadians, and they are a fine bunch of people. Confused, angry, disillusioned, skeptical and much more, but still fine people.

At Spruce Meadows last weekend, we watched some of the finest Law & Order Canadians, the RCMP Musical Ride, carry out a spectacular performance, despite a torrential downpour. They embodied the determination and skill needed to succeed under difficult conditions, and all that is good about Canada and Canadians. Made us all proud.

After door-knocking last night, we were having a coffee in Tim Horton's. Three senior ladies stopped me on the way out and we chatted for about fifteen minutes about what it might take to straighten things out. It seems that our honourable opponent, who shall remain nameless but sits to the right of Paul Martin, does not have their confidence or trust. Another couple broke into our conversation on their way out to express the same sentiment. On my way out, I was stopped by yet another man, who wished us well in Round 2, even though he lives in Peace River. I've gotta hang around Tim Horton's more often.

It's time that these and all other Canadians had their faith restored in politics, politicians and the political process. Hey, how tough can that be? They won't get it by watching CPAC.

I have to say that Law & Order gave me some hope. The father may have covered up a murder, but he was nailed for "enterprise fraud" in the end and sent to the penalty box. Hmmm ..... sponsorship ..... gun registry ..... HRDC ..... vote buying ..... bribery ..... enterprise fraud ..... the Paul Martin Liberals ..... yeah, we can do better, if enough Canadians demand better and decide to stand up for Canada - now, more than ever.

Take a trip to www.conservative.ca; go to "The Party", then to "Key Documents" and click on Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration (pdf). Have a good read about what our future could and should look like.

Stay tuned. Script writers at work.

4 Comments:

Blogger TonyGuitar said...

Anthony Robinson 197 - 2401 Cliffe Ave -3 Courtenay B.C. V9N 2L5

Governor General of Canada
Parliament Buildings
Ottawa Ontario June 2nd, 2005

Dear Governor General,

This letter is a formal written request that you announce the dissolution of Parliament. There are many reasons clearly evident to every Canadian.
The house of commons is currently wasting Canada’s valuable time. They should be debating bills in the house, not the validity of scandal tapes.

The present party in power has proven to be totally incompetent as they have been unable to stem the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars of our National revenues, on-going for well over ten continuous years now.

Over ten years ago, Mr. Allan Cutler blew the whistle on phantom invoices that he refused to sign in Mr. Guite’s office. The W.B. law was without teeth. Mr. Cutler was sacked and as we know, hundreds of millions continued to evaporate through the Guite office.

Today, in the house of commons, there are no motions to enact law to protect our National revenues. There are proposals to enact Whistle-Blower Protection law, but without penalty provisions to ensure effectiveness.

Also, even though Mr. Martin promised this, there are no tabled proposals for Individual Ministry and departmental Accounts and Audit controls.

Time is marching on, and Canada’s government can not afford to limp along in this crippled manner any longer.

There is no point waiting for the completion of the Gomery Inquiry as Prime Minister Martin knows, it will be delivered to his lame Liberal Party and there is no legal obligation to act upon the findings at all. Attempts at secrecy failed. The evidence is public knowledge now anyway.

The faulty Liberal Government is in a desperate and stalled mode. They gave 4.6 billion in concessions to N.D.P. demands just to hold N.D.P. voting loyalty. This is criminal and not legislation by debate as Canadians have a right to expect. It smacks more of blackmail. Recently an additional $350 million was given to Quebec via Bombardier plus 10 Million via the Bloc.

Please shut down the non-working commons now and allow Canadians to vote.
Sincerely, A. Robinson

12:03 AM  
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