Thursday, June 14, 2007

Me, me, me!

McGuinty's worst fears may soon be realized.


Update: New Atlantic Deal is more than Fair - From the Star!!!!


PM Update: Newfoundland May Back Legal Challenge.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worst fear?

I doubt that. He gets to play the role of Danny Williams now and bitch and whine at Harper, scoring political points along the way.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Oh, boy.

Gabby in QC said...

This is just another part of a concerted anti-Harper campaign, meant to destabilize the government & bring the Liberals back into power. Having seen SOME of the free-flowing faucets turned off by the Conservative government, the anti-Harpers - and that includes all opposition parties as well as so-called "Progressive" Conservatives - are chipping away at whatever credibility the PM had managed to build up after the years of "scary, hidden-agenda Harper" accusations.

And I'm afraid the premier of my province didn't help matters by announcing the very same day the budget came out that part of the equalization payment would go towards tax cuts. What an asinine move on Charest's part!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Gabby, they're all acting like a bunch of spoiled little kids; every one of them.

Anonymous said...

Definately not the lemmings we heard tell about yesterday. Actually, it's worse than lemmings.

What does this all say about how united a country Canada really is?

Why doesn't Canada cut Ontario loose? See how the other provinces feel the cash cow's gone.

Anonymous said...

I read that article, and the Hansard notes quoted there. Odd how no one here is commenting on this special deal with SK. Didn't harper say over and over that there would be no side deals with provinces?

Anonymous said...

This is just another part of a concerted anti-Harper campaign, meant to destabilize the government & bring the Liberals back into power.

Of course it is. It's always a conspiracy of some sort. Could it not be that your party screwed up and these premiers have a legitimate concern? Nah, is just a conspiracy.

Gabby in QC said...

" ... they're all acting like a bunch of spoiled little kids ..."

But at least little kids can be sent to their rooms for a time-out!
How can Danny Williams' disposition possibly be improved?
No number of time-outs would do it.
I mean, I thought "screech" only referred to one of Newfoundland's favourite drinks ...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol!! Oh, Gabby. You're too much. Thanks for the laugh.

Brian in Calgary said...

Now the premier of Saskatchewan, who has no accord, was going to sue us for breaking his accord. I do not even understand what they are saying any more.

I think the people of Saskatchewan will not be able to figure this out anymore than the PM can. That is why I think this is going to backfire big time on Calvert. Not only are the Sask NDP going to go down in a big way (the last poll had them trailing 55% to 29%), but it could conceivably cost the good Sask Premier his seat. He does, after all, represent the same riding Roy Romanow did, who was personally defeated in the 1982 debacle.

paulsstuff said...

"Of course it is. It's always a conspiracy of some sort. Could it not be that your party screwed up and these premiers have a legitimate concern? Nah, is just a conspiracy."

I guess its lost on you that the reason for all the whining is because then PM Paul Martin caved into demands to try and save his own political ass. When a left-rag like The Star mentions this you figure it out.

Gabby in QC said...

"Oh, Gabby. You're too much."
If my jeans could speak, they'd say the same thing :-)
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"I read that article, and the Hansard notes quoted there. Odd how no one here is commenting on this special deal with SK. Didn't harper say over and over that there would be no side deals with provinces?"

Are you referring to the first article Joanne linked to? Where are the Hansard quotes? I think I missed them, so I would appreciate your pointing them out to me.

I don't pretend to understand "equalization" but I do understand thirst for power, false accusations, and smear campaigns.

For example, in the first Star article Joanne linked to, the PM is QUOTED by Premier Calvert as having said "It's a poor way to run a country when a prime minister stands up and says, `Sue me,' because this is going to take considerable time."

Since you're interested in who said what when and where, here are the words PM Harper actually said in that press conference and which Premier Calvert has conveniently translated as "SUE ME":
http://tinyurl.com/28ozyt
The CTV.ca News Staff quotes the PM this way:
"It's an allegation without substance. I welcome continuing to sit down with the Nova Scotian government to resolve this but I don't think we can let that allegation stay out there forever," Harper told reporters.
"At some point *we will consult tribunals ourselves* if that's necessary to get a ruling on our respect for the contracts." ...
"We're prepared, if we cannot pursue an accord with Nova Scotia and the others, ... *to consult the courts ourselves* ..."

Joanne (True Blue) said...

If my jeans could speak, they'd say the same thing :-)

Oh, boy. I hear ya!

PGP said...

If my jeans could speak!
I am chuckling as I have not chuckled in a while.... good one!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! Gabby's got a great sense of humour!