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  • #46
    Tories used praise for Liberals to defend summit costs: Fraser

    Notice how it's always a "mistake" or a "misunderstanding?" Can't anyone just do their job competently? At the rate that MPs seems to screw things up, it's a wonder they still have jobs. If we screwed up that many times, we would all be fired so fast, we wouldn't even have time to apply for EI... but then again, MPs would receive such a great severance package that they wouldn't need to apply for EI.

    Tories used praise for Liberals to defend summit costs: Fraser
    Day apologizes, says 'proper quote' will be added to Tory dissent report
    By Greg Weston, CBC News Posted: Apr 11, 2011 4:07 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 11, 2011

    Canada's auditor general has rebuked the Conservatives for recycling an unrelated quote by her about a previous Liberal government's security spending in a parliamentary report on the costs of the G8/G20 summits in Ontario last summer, CBC News has learned.

    The Conservatives' report, presented as a dissenting opinion to the Commons the morning Parliament was dissolved last month, quotes Sheila Fraser giving high marks to the Harper government for prudent spending on the summits.

    The report quoted the auditor general as saying: “We found that the processes and controls around that were very good, and that the monies were spent as they were intended to be spent.”

    Auditor General Sheila Fraser says the Conservatives used a quote from her in a report that had nothing to do with the G8 and G20 summits. (Pawel Dwulit/Canadian Press)
    But in a scathing letter addressed to members of a Commons committee on Friday, which was received by the clerk and members on Monday, Fraser said the quote had nothing to do with the summits.

    Full Story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/...ag-fraser.html

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    • #47
      Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
      Are you suggesting that this incident is ANYTHING like Adscam? The two are not even close.
      They're starting to add up though... 1+50 doesn't equal 1.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
        Are you suggesting that this incident is ANYTHING like Adscam? The two are not even close.
        No, the Conservatives have already wasted way more than the ad-scam.

        A billion dollars for the G20. You can't justify that kind of spending no matter how you want to spin it.

        In your defense, Grish is wrong. The media dropped supporting the Liberals saying they'd been in power too long.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Pres...dian_newspaper)
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glo...litical_stance

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        • #49
          Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
          This is only a scandal if you spin it to sound like one. Nothing to see here.
          This may not be a scandal, but it isn't an example of prudent fiscal "conservatism" either.

          We should be FURIOUS over this in Edmonton. There is no reason for the gov't to have turned down Expo. The Conservatives wanted Expo in Quebec City, where they could spend their way to more seats in the east.
          "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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          • #50
            Originally posted by edmonton daily photo View Post
            We should be FURIOUS over this in Edmonton. There is no reason for the gov't to have turned down Expo.
            And yet, we're not! It's not on the election radar at all. Hmmm...

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            • #51
              Originally posted by moahunter View Post
              There was a survey a little while ago that asked if Canadians thought a billion for G8 was worth it, and surprisingly, most said it was. I don't see this being an issue with any traction. Liberals would have done exactly same thing in power.
              You opinion.

              The point is the Liberals didn't.

              The Tories did and have a proven track record of treating our Parliament with disrespect and contempt.

              If the Grits could offer up a leader who was halfway dynamic, Harper would be gone very quickly...he holds office only because there is no clear alternative.

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              • #52
                17 days and counting no ignatieff in Alberta.

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Turtle View Post
                  17 days and counting no ignatieff in Alberta.
                  The more cynical among us might say, "why bother".....

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by hosshumard View Post
                    If the Grits could offer up a leader who was halfway dynamic, Harper would be gone very quickly...he holds office only because there is no clear alternative.
                    This is why I'm hoping, in a way, for a third Conservative minority; leadership reviews will commence in the Liberals and Conservative Parties not long after!
                    I think of art, at its most significant, as a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it. —Marshall McLuhan

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by Turtle View Post
                      17 days and counting no ignatieff in Alberta.
                      So? There are about 19 days left and he will definitely come to Alberta. This will probably include Edmonton.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Adam View Post
                        Originally posted by edmonton daily photo View Post
                        We should be FURIOUS over this in Edmonton. There is no reason for the gov't to have turned down Expo.
                        And yet, we're not! It's not on the election radar at all. Hmmm...
                        Wait till the debate tonight..
                        "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
                          Are you suggesting that this incident is ANYTHING like Adscam?
                          yes. Both were dishonest and illegal uses of public money by elected MPs.


                          Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
                          The two are not even close.
                          explain what makes them different.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by grish View Post
                            explain what makes them different.
                            Refer to moahunter's post in post #25.

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                            • #59
                              "If lying is the basis of the Christian Reform Alliance Party, and Harper was their boss, then this lie is just one more stain on their miserable souls. At least we got to see and feel their corrupt values over these last few elections. Can I hear an AMEN!!!

                              Please vote Anyone BUT Conservative.......ABC !!!"
                              Time will tell on this new Alberta Government.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by MrOilers View Post
                                Originally posted by grish View Post
                                explain what makes them different.
                                Refer to moahunter's post in post #25.
                                he didn't explain anything. please provide detail why you think those two are different wastes of public money.

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