Sunday, September 7, 2008



Now that the election has been called you have 30 days to decide what you are going to do. If you are truly happy with Harper’s handling of things over the last two and a half years, then vote for him, by all means. If you are UNHAPPY you must make a voting choice that will express your unhappiness. It is too late now to talk of joining the CPC and voice your opinion at the next local Association meeting.

Let’s talk choices, there are only five,

1) Vote for another major party candidate but first take a good hard look at Dion and Layton and what they can or will do for you,

2) Vote for all candidates, thus spoiling your ballot and tell them all that you are unhappy. This will not send a message to anyone.

3) Do not vote. This will send a message to no one because they will not know why you did not vote.

4) Park your vote with the Green Party Candidate - there will be one in all 308 Ridings. That will upset the results in at least 28 Ridings and will result in another minority CPC government. It will also be the eventual death knell to both Harper and Dion because they will quickly lose the support of their political party’s hierarchy. If the Greens do win a couple of seats as a result of a mass parking of votes they will have no influence in a parliament of any mixture.

5) Or vote for a Libertarian Candidate if one is running in your Riding. They will not likely win even one seat, but their rise in popularity will, like an increase in the Green Party’s success, be taken as a warning that the vox populi is indeed sending ‘them’ a serious warning. That warning is “Live up to the promises and commitments you made in 2006, or else!”

Whether your gripe has to do with income trusts, oil revenues, corporate welfare, gun control, race-based fisheries, judicial weakness, health care or favouritism to Quebec, only one of the above 5 choices is likely to see a noticeable improvement in the next few years. Harper faces an internal revolution in his party if he does not win a majority this time, and he won’t, and all the Liberals have to do is replace Dion with a more acceptable potential Prime Minister and they will win a subsequent election, hands down. History supports this prediction.

What is your choice?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fall Election?

Who is Abusing Whom?

Now we have our PM hinting at - threatening - preparing us for - a fall election. The excuse is given as “Because of the unco-operative opposition parties our minority government is dysfunctional therefore we will have an election, the CPC will win a majority, and we will once again become a functioning government”

The present government may be dysfunctional, but primarily because it has become a one man band – a Harper dictatorship without force and effect.

My opinion is, and I am not by any means alone in this, that Dion is weak, the Liberals are broke and a recession is building that will seriously increase the EI and welfare rolls in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. If Obama wins in the States in November, it will be that much worse in Central Canada. Therefore, Harper will force the election now for no other reason than we may not get the majority we want ( read I want badly) but if the Liberals fire Dion (that is, he resigns) they may beat us next year. The sticking point in all of this is that Harper said, several months ago, words to the effect that, “The Americans have a financial problem building but we in Canada will not have a problem; or economy is strong”. If he waits too long his bragging will surely cost him dearly in the heartland of his support

Most importantly, the latest Polls show that a fall election will result in the same results as the last time or, for the Conservatives, slightly worse.

Harper’s response. ….Go to the polls now and pray like hell.

What has this got to do with Bill C 68 and the Morning Glory Rebellion?

There will never be a better opportunity to upset the Ottawa Apple Cart and show a united front that will cost many borderline Members of Parliament their jobs. We may even have the opportunity of having a pro-gun voice in Parliament. The cost will be only ten dollars a head when we gun-owners have already lost hundreds, if not thousands of dollars and stand to lose a lot more if a majority government is elected before we can get C 68 repealed.

And we gun-owners are not alone; there are lots of folks unhappy with the CPC.