Spotted yesterday in Toronto

at the Filipino-Canadian community picnic at Earl Bales Park in Toronto. The event was titled “Celebration of 111th Anniversary of the Founding of Republic of Philippines and Birth of National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal”.

This was sent to me from a reader. It doesn’t really add anything new to the story, except to say that the Filipino community is still mad at Dhalla.

Dhalla-gate… Raitt-gate… EI reform? Is this really going to be what we’re talking about in a summer election? Let’s do everyone a favour and increase voter turnout by putting some more interesting topics up for debate.

Comments

comments

  • Liz J

    Yeah, if “Dhalla-gate… Raitt-gate…EI reform” are all we have to talk about, why would anyone think of involving the country in an election a mere eight months since the last one.. It certainly will look really bad for the Country to have an election fought over issues which have nothing to do with the best interests of the country and everything to do with a power grab. It will not only make us appear very unstable, an election itself will lead to instability in the current economic climate.

  • Gayle

    “It doesn’t really add anything new to the story, except to say that the Filipino community is still mad at Dhalla.”

    Or at least, the person who put up the sign is still mad. I am not sure I would take one sign as an indicative of the entire community.

  • Beer and Popcorn

    Except, of course, if this were a conservative they were mad at

  • paulsstuff

    “Or at least, the person who put up the sign is still mad. I am not sure I would take one sign as an indicative of the entire community”

    Of course if it was they other way around, and say, Dhalla produces a letter from one person when appearing before the committee as proof the Filipino community is behind her.

    Oops. Never mind, we know how that turned out.

  • Gayle

    Have I ever suggested the entire community was behind her based on one letter?

    I would be interested in seeing that comment. Do you have a link?

  • paulsstuff

    I never said you did Gayle. But Dhalla sure did.

  • Gayle

    If so, then my comment would apply to her as much as to Taylor.

  • http://bigcitylib.blogspot.com/ bigcitylib

    The CRC was fairly militantly anti-Dhalla.

  • http://bigcitylib.blogspot.com/ bigcitylib

    The CRC was fairly militantly anti-Dhalla.

  • http://bigcitylib.blogspot.com/ bigcitylib

    The CRC was fairly militantly anti-Dhalla.

  • Jay

    LOL Gayle. I wonder if Jason Kenney was in Toronto, at a picnic.

  • Jay

    LOL Gayle. I wonder if Jason Kenney was in Toronto, at a picnic.

  • Jay

    LOL Gayle. I wonder if Jason Kenney was in Toronto, at a picnic.

  • Jack Astor

    Are you really serious about a summer election? Again? Not even a year has passed since the last fiasco? Who realy wants ownership of that one? Do we all really forget the hell of last fall hearing at every turn “I am sick of elections” and my all time favourite “(fill in the blank) is responsible for this election, I am not voting for them!” How easily we all forget! Somebody get a grip!

    What a great idea – we are in an economic downturn – let's continuously call expensive elections! Fantastic!

  • terry1

    Stephen, you might want to read the linked article and see what this kind of stuff can lead to.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/opinion/14ric

    I think this blog is in poor taste considering the fact there are very string suspicions this whole affair might be a politically motivated witch hunt.

  • Michael

    Harper broke his own election law and called it on himself last time, and guess what? After a few days of campaigning – and I knocked many a door – nobody cared who started it or why.

  • Ruben Kincaid

    Isn't that a cute little trick. Post a damning picture and back away from it as if you think you're better than such a base display of partisanship.

  • Ruben Kincaid

    Isn't that a cute little trick. Post a damning picture and back away from it as if you think you're better than such a base display of partisanship.