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Friday, January 8, 2010

Waste of taxpayer money: Liberals head back to Hill despite prorogation

The Michael Ignatieff-led Liberals plan to head back to Parliament Hill on January 25 to undertake a series of roundtables and pre-budget consultations on issues including jobs creation, unemployment, veterans’ issues and the environment. Good grief!

Here these MPs have a chance to spend some time in their ridings helping their constituents—something they are often too busy to do personally—and they prefer to waste taxpayer money by traveling all the way back to Ottawa to perform a stunt they hope will embarrass the Stephen Harper Conservatives.

Imagine travelling from British Columbia to Ottawa so they make an adolescent point. That must total several hundred dollars in travelling cost, and for what?

“We’re not just showing up for a photo op, we’re showing up to go to work. That’s the point,” Ignatieff said. Horse manure! Parliament will not be in session, folks. You Liberal MPs will get far more useful work done back in your ridings—or is riding work not worth your time?

All Ignatieff has done since he became leader of the official opposition is to lead silly stunts and threaten elections if the Conservatives don’t come to his heel. But the Liberal leader says he will not push for an election despite the “crazy way” the Tories have of running a democracy. Of course not. Bluster and posture, but don’t really try to unseat the “un-democratic” Tories—that’s the Ignatieff way.

Bob Rae must be crushed that Ignatieff will not force an election over prorogation. The sooner we have a general election and the Grits return to Ottawa with about 80 seats, the sooner the LPC will dump the Professor,  Ignatieff can return to Harvard and Bob can take over the LPC and merge it with the New Democrats.

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  1. Perfect opportunity for Conservative candidates to get out into the community, make some news,
    while the opposition MPs are in Ottawa making up things!!!!

    Get out there Con Candidates,
    have a town hall meeting (without that LibDipper MP who is in Ottawa), call in the media, make some hay!!!!!!

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  2. Don't be so hard on the Liberals by raining on their theatrical antics. This is their best chance to look like a real opposition now that the house is empty. That way they have no one to counter their inane comments.
    Regardless of how the opposition and their MSM partners try to blow this tempest in a teapot into a major issue, the fact remains that Mr. Harper is still trusted by the majority of people as the best leader during this recessionary period and that's what will count at the ballot box. By March this liberal hissy-fit will have faded from memory as people start finding work again and these momentary 'gottcha' moments will have no effect on voters choices.
    All issues, except economic ones, will be secondary to the majority of voters and Harper stands head and shoulders above the rest. The Liberals realize this and that's why Ignatieff says he won't force an election.

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  3. "Ignatieff can return to Harvard and Bob can take over the LPC and merge it with the New Democrats."

    Like the idea of Iggy going back home..but Bob and Jack??? Makes my stomach turn. People underesimate to a huge degree how difficult it is to merge parties. Harper did it because...he's Harper. The Libs are far too immature to EVER succeed at the compromises required. I wish them luck but it will be a total train wreck.

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  4. Caz, if Bob and Jack saw a unite-the-left movement as a way to power in Ottawa, they'd take in a heartbeat. Remember that a year ago, Jack was prepared to sell his socialist soul for a seat at Dion/Ignatieff's cabinet table.

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  5. I think the NDP throw their platform under the bus group are running this clown show
    they have nothing to lose
    Ignatieffs Liberals better take a good look at the optics

    fh

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  6. "All Ignatieff has done since he became leader of the official opposition is to lead silly stunts and threaten elections if the Conservatives don’t come to his heel."

    Bingo.

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  7. All Ignatieff has done since he became leader of the official opposition is to lead silly stunts and threaten elections if the Conservatives don’t come to his heel."

    Bingo.

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