Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dalton's Legacy to Canada

David Warren had a chilling column in Wednesday's Ottawa Citizen - "McGuinty's Caledonia gambit sets catastrophic precedent".

A few selected highlights:

"...the provincial government has been operating on the loopy legal theory that, by expropriating from its present owners the land Six Nations are claiming, and taking it "out of contention," the many violations of the Criminal Code that have already occurred become null and void. This is a legal theory unworthy of adults.

Dalton McGuinty would be an embarrassment in any political jurisdiction, but especially so in Ontario, where the rule of law had previously been enforced for more than two centuries. I do not think it will even be effective to give him and his party the pasting they deserve in next year's provincial election. It is too late for that, for in the face of escalating Indian land claims and radicalization right across the country, he has set a catastrophic precedent...."

While you digest that tidbit, consider the following:

Rumours of Canada Day trouble brewing - Steve Janke
MSM reports of the same - 570 News
OPP News Release warning of "large police presence" (for what that's worth)
And finally, the pièce de résistance - An Anti-Canada Day Rally in Vancouver (h/t SDA)

So anyone smugly sitting back and gloating over our misery in Ontario - look out! It's contagious.

Oh, and Happy Canada Day!

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FRIDAY UPDATE: Hamilton Spectator reports beefed-up police presence. Again I ask, is this a comforting thought? Who will be protecting the non-natives?

Meanwhile, the UN has entered into the fray. I wonder how the natives plan to deal with all Ontario's problems when they take over? Can't be any worse than what's happening now. Maybe smoking the peace-pipe will be legalized in casinos.


x2para said...

McGinty has gone way beyond an a embarassment. He has gone to what in the military would be derilection of duty and conduct unbecomming. The "man" is a total disgrace. I guess I should'nt expect anything else from a liberal.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I wonder if he can be impeached?

Riley Hennessey said...


I renounced my membership in the Liberal party tonight. Details over on my blog. I thought I'd let you know though you probably will like the post.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

*Jaw dropping to floor* Wow!!!

Mac said...

Wow, Riley... Now you've seen the light, come over to the Conservatives! We can use a few good men!

I'll be out of town for a few days, taking my daughter to a track & field event. Wish her luck!

Anonymous said...

Dolton McLiar has done more damage to Ontario and Canada during his short reign than the combined incompetence of Boob Rae's NDP.


Joanne (True Blue) said...

Good luck, Mac's daughter!!

Anonymous, I was actually thinking the same thing yesterday. Any premier who makes Bob Rae look good by comparison, should give Ontario residents great concern!

Dennis said...

The important thing is, will this issue be slammed home during election time?

Remember the first election he ran against Mike Harris, you know, the one with the catchy ad - "Dalton McGuinty; he is just NOT up to the job".

I think its time for that to be ressurected in a new light - "Dalton McGuinty; he just WASN'T up to the job".

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Right on, Dennis!

How about, "Ontario - Desperately Seeking Leadership!"

Red Tory said...

Those nasty Leftists... such Canada haters.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

RT - Not so much Canada-haters as "power at all costs" lovers.

Andrew Smith said...

By now, it must be clear that McGuinty has no idea how to run the province. All he cares about is winning re-election at all costs. Next year we must deny him that privlidge.

As for the UN, that is the same human rights council that includes countries that are such a beacon of human rights like:
Algeria, Azerbijan, Baharain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Dijbouti, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka.

Louise Arbour can cheer all she wants but the council is made up of dictators and kelptocrats and makes non-binding decisions. We would be best just to ignore this farce.

Red Tory said...

Joanne -- I was referring more to the story about the protesters in Vancouver who want to use Canada Day as an opportunity to demonstrate on behalf of aboriginal rights. I was of course being quite facetious in my remark. Personally, I find it more than a little tacky to politicize Canada Day, whatever your cause may be.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

All good points, Andrew.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Personally, I find it more than a little tacky to politicize Canada Day, whatever your cause may be.

Yeah, kinda like George Clooney at the Oscars.

And on that note, I hope you have a very happy Canada Day, Red Tory! We are all one big happy family. ;)

Red Tory said...

And a happy Dominion Day to you too!