Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Grandstanding ploy not working

Funny how political posturing doesn't always have the desired effect - Feds cancel meeting to discuss native standoff.

I guess that kind of media blackmail worked with the previous government, but this one doesn't respond well to threats and intimidation. Maybe Dalton could learn something from his federal counterparts.

"They said they were working very well with the federal government, but now they're saying something quite different," Tory said.

"This government will say anything they can get away with in this matter, and do as little as possible in the meantime."

McGuinty responded by suggesting Tory call Prime Minister Stephen Harper to help convince his federal cousin to help the province pay some of the Caledonia costs.

Well, if Caledonia is still occupied by this time next year, perhaps with the help of the Ontario electorate John Tory will be in a position to do exactly that.

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Update: Great Q & A with Jim Prentice and the Spectator.


Joe Calgary said...

It's not looking great for Tory right now Joanne... lets hope the wind changes direction. I'm not a Dalton fan, but he seems pretty popular for the most part.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

J.C. - but he seems pretty popular for the most part. That's true.

That's why I'm planning to move to Chuckistan. ;)

Joe Calgary said...

I'm waiting to see if Chuckistan will be subject to the positive effects of global warming... as in warm sandy beaches:)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

J.C. - Sounds great to me! I think the only entry requirement will be a Conservative party card.

liberal supporter said...

I'll probably vote for John Tory, since I follow the Ontario rule of voting for the whoever is not in power in Ottawa.

I prefer Liberals in Ottawa and the Conservative Party in Ontario, rather than Liberal in Ontario and the new CPC in Ottawa.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

L.S. - So you're expecting a Liberal federal government within the next few years?

John Tory is liberal-lite, so it shouldn't be too hard for you.

liberal supporter said...

Wouldn't matter how liberal John Tory is, I voted for Mike Harris mainly because Chretien was in Ottawa.

Assuming the CPC is kicked out, of course. That could go either way of course.