The senator, the port authority and the 'big boss' in Quebec Last updated Friday, Apr. 22, 2011 11:06AM EDT
In taped conversations that emerged Thursday, Bernard Poulin and Antonio Accurso, presidents of big firms in the engineering and construction sectors, were convinced Mr. Housakos could enlist Mr. Soudas in their efforts to push Robert Abdallah into the Port presidency in 2007.
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It's not about the tarsands or oilsands - it's about the pipeline.
2011 Montana Legislature Additional Bill Links PDF (with line numbers) HOUSE BILL NO. 549 INTRODUCED BY J. READ
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT STATING MONTANA'S POSITION ON GLOBAL WARMING; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Public policy concerning global warming. (1) The legislature finds that to ensure economic development in Montana and the appropriate management of Montana's natural resources it is necessary to adopt a public policy regarding global warming.
(2) The legislature finds: - global warming is beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana; reasonable amounts of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere have no verifiable impacts on the environment; and - global warming is a natural occurrence and human activity has not accelerated it.
(3) For the purposes of this section, "global warming " relates to an increase in the average temperature of the earths surface. It does not include a one-time, catastrophic release of carbon dioxide.
Alberta Grit says $15M for border boost was misspent April 24, 2011 7:54 AM
The Conservative incumbent in the Medicine Hat riding, LaVar Payne, acknowledges $15 million was allocated in the 2007 federal budget for a new facility at the Wild Horse border crossing in southeast Alberta, but the cash hasn’t come through and he doesn’t know where it went.
However, Payne rejects claims the money was taken out of an $83-million Border Infrastructure Fund and directed to $50 million in controversial G8 spending in the riding represented by Industry Minister Tony Clement — a move criticized earlier this month in a draft report from the federal auditor general.
Post by harper is a ouina on Apr 24, 2011 20:15:04 GMT -8
Whitehorse: Did you really mean that? By Your Take Team on April 24, 2011 1:15 PM
Mr. Harper was asked about potential implications of a minority goverment and what would happen if he was ousted on a vote on the Throne Speech, budget or early in the session. He stated that this should call for an election. His response about the constitutionality of other parties being asked by the Governor General to try to find the confidence of the House was astounding. He challenged the validity of such an action and stated, "that's a question, a debate of constitutional law. My view is that the people of Canada expect the party that wins the election to govern the country..." Mansbridge made several attempts to get him to admit the legitimacy of this and he refused to answer.
Post by tuff on crimea on Apr 24, 2011 20:59:31 GMT -8
La Méthode In & Out
Garth Turner, who was elected in 2006 running for the Conservatives but later moved to the Liberals, went on record stating he was personally aware of one such transaction. He said:
"I was asked to be the guest speaker ... but before I gave my speech the treasurer gave their report for the annual meeting and they had more than $40,000, which was transferred into their bank account and then the same day they wrote a cheque back to the central party. And by transferring $40,000 into their bank account during the campaign they got a 60 per cent rebate.
In 2010 and 2011, several former Conservatives have come forward, saying they were punished for refusing to take part in the scheme. Inky Mark of Manitoba and Helena Guergis of Ontario both state they were approached in 2006 to take funds from the Federal party and then return them. Both refused. They join similar claims made earlier by David Marler of Quebec, and Dave Mackenzie of Ontario, who was noted as also refusing the funds although he has not spoken publicly on the issue.
Senator Doug Finley, (the party's campaign director in 2006 and 2008, and the husband of Human Resources Development Minister Diane Finley), Senator Irving Gerstein, Michael Donison (former national party director) and Susan Kehoe (who has served as an interim party executive director) all face 3 months in jail, $1000 in fines or both. 
Bonus cheques await for Tory staffers if Harper is re-elected Sunday, April 10, 2011
OTTAWA - If Stephen Harper's Conservatives are re-elected on May 2, political aides in ministerial offices could find a nice bonus when they return to work.
The Harper government has quietly approved increases in the maximum salaries political staffers are entitled to receive.
In addition, suddenly out-of-work staffers could find the blow considerably cushioned if the Tories were to lose the election. That's because the government has also approved a 50-per-cent increase in the maximum separation pay political aides can receive - up to six months from four. That's on top of severance pay.
The changes went into effect April 1, just one week before Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced budget cuts to eliminate the federal deficit one year ahead of schedule, in 2014-15. He said that feat would be achieved "by controlling spending and cutting waste."
I guess these goon squads beep beep aren't adept with counter-intuitive solutions to (and costs of) community crime, policing, health care costs, ... legal costs to the Supreme Court, ... public health benefits, ...
Safe-injection site slashes fatal overdoses in Vancouver: Report April 19, 2011
The report, compiled by Canadian scientists from the Urban Health Research Initiative, the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and St. Paul’s Hospital, goes on to argue that Vancouver’s Insite — the country’s first safe-injection facility — should be replicated in other North American cities where drug use is a common problem.
The team’s findings and recommendations were published Sunday in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet.
The Conservative federal government has been seen as keen on shutting down the facility, because of what critics have alleged are ideological differences with the Tories’ “tough-on-crime” policies.
In May, the Supreme Court of Canada will decide if the Vancouver facility will stay open, potentially settling a jurisdictional dispute over the site between the federal and provincial governments.
The B.C. Court of Appeal ruled in 2010 that the facility falls under provincial jurisdiction over health care so federal officials did not have the authority to shut it down. The federal government appealed the decision.
Stephen Harper’s latest TV commercial, Our Country, in which he wraps himself in the Canadian flag, can mean only one thing: Real Canadians vote Conservative.
It reminds me of the 2004 George W. Bush campaign whose message was: “real” Americans vote Republican. It also reminds me of Sarah Palin’s 2008 campaign, during which she referred to certain regions and people in the U.S. as “the real America.”
But most of all, Harper’s TV spot reminds me of Samuel Johnson’s quote: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”
31 May 06 Bush's Chief Climate "Spinmaster" Tells Harper How It's Done
According to Bill Berkowitz, at Media Transparency, Frank Luntz has been keeping busy these days advising Canada's own Stephen Harper. Read the full story here.
Also interesting is this piece from the Kitchener Waterloo Record. It would seem we're not being terribly creative with our approach – read on to find out how Environment Minister Ambrose is using Luntz's tactics almost to the letter these days.
Tory Kyoto strategy mirrors U.S. plan May 15, 2006
Environmentalists say the Conservatives' communications strategy on climate change almost exactly echoes advice in a three-year-old briefing book written by U.S. pollster and communications adviser Frank Luntz.
Luntz is famous for what he calls "language guidance'' -- the use of simple messages, carefully tested and frequently repeated, to overcome public suspicions on potentially unpopular policies.
Controversy is again circling Vancouver South Conservative candidate Wai Young, as details emerge that estranged family members have launched three separate lawsuits against her.
None of the candidate's nine family members living in her riding will be voting for her, according to sister Wai Ling Siu, and court documents show five of her six siblings are suing her over issues involving her deceased father's estate.
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Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:15:47 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
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