New Senators

The new senators:


Quebec

Claude Carignan

Judith Siedman

Jacques Demers

Ontario

Doug Finley

Linda Frum

New Brunswick

Carolyn Stewart-Olsen

Manitoba

Don Plett

Nova Scotia

Kelvin Ogilvie

Nunavut

Dennis Patterson

Comments

comments

  • terry1

    brett, typical of your stupidity I just checked WK's site and the wafergate story and video is still there on or about July 8. Just check yourself if you know how. Nice try at bluffing though.

    BS may baffle some brains but some of us do check on things. Typical troy nut bar stuff from you.

  • batb

    Gabby in QC is not a troll.

  • batb

    'Amazing what Julie Van Doesn't's tangled web of hair has wrought …

  • terry1

    You both are…droll trolls

  • Brett

    And you are hopin' and a prayin' that The Igotist will baffle enough to win.

    How's that workin out for you? How are those polls workin out for you? As it has been pointed out by too man to mention, given the current economic situation the Liberals should be polling an easy 10 points ahead of the Tories. Instead they are polling 10 points behind depending upon which poll you want to believe. You just keep on telling yourself that the polls lie, the tories lie…heck everyone but you lies. I'd ask you to let me know how that works out, but frankly I don't give a rats a$$.

    GO ahead, call me anything you want because that is all you really have. Don't have much of an argument, so you hide behind your computer and hurl insults at everyone who disagrees with you. Don't defend our position, or address any of the issues just ad hominen atacks and name calling. You act like the spoilt child that doesn't get his way.

  • terry1

    Given the fact your attention span is so short I'm not going to bother playing with your low IQ. Have you checked WK's site yet to confirm the wafergate video is still there, or are you just trying to slither around that little piece of inaccurate information you tried to pawn off here.

  • Gabby in QC

    Whether it's a major or minor tangle is neither here nor hair … I mean there.
    I'm not going to start splitting hairs nor start wearing a hair shirt made of haircloth because I made a silly comment to begin with. ;-)

    I've said I regret making the comment I made, and I meant it.

    The fact remains that Terry1 has continually used abusive language towards other commenters, c/Conservatives – the PM in particular – not just here but in previous threads he's participated in.
    I note a very slight change in tone in his latest posts, perhaps due to Stephen's admonitions to him in this thread. But there is still plenty of room for improvement.
    Hope springs eternal …

  • terry1

    Gabby, I feel humbled and thankful you have forgiveness in your english teacher's heart . However, idiots will still be treated as they deserve to be.

  • Brett

    I did check Terry and yes you are right..it is still there ( I had to go take a shower after that..thanks). But you still did not address the central issue I raised that the Liberals used the funeral of Romeo Leblanc for political gain, or are you just willfully ignorant on that issue? Or, are you just trying to slither away from that fact?

    “Given the fact your attention span is so short I'm not going to bother playing with your low IQ. “

    Wow… The arrogance to assume you know anything about me is just typical Liberal mentality that the great unwashed like us “severley normal” Canadians are not worthy of expanation; we should just lap up whatever tripe the great Lieberal party of Canada and it's minions serve up.

    And you people wonder why your party is not gaining traction in the polls during “the worst recession in recent memory”. If your leader had a clue, he'd be on the ground playing with it. He, like you just doesn't get it.

  • terry1

    Since harpo is such a dirty underhanded player my party wants to be sure the guns are loaded and the ads flow freely. As for polls don't worry about them they will straighten out this coming month starting this week as the libs have their retreat starting tomorrow.

    Harpo had a free ride all summer with some pretty stupid announcements and could not move the yard sticks. Pretty sad commentary on his government.

  • terry1

    Just in case you cons are worried about the libs preparation skills:

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/se

    The plot thickens: election or no election

    Despite the mixed messages from the Ignatieff Liberals as to whether they will try to defeat the government with a no-confidence motion in late September, it seems they are preparing for a campaign. There are whispers that party officials have contacted a Vancouver production company to put together a quote for a multicity, provincewide tour for Mr. Ignatieff in October, a source said. “Even if the Liberals haven't made up their minds about wanting an election, [it's] good to see they have their act together this early.”

  • http://www.stephentaylor.ca Stephen Taylor

    Please note: I will be adding certain words to the commenting blacklist. This means that comments using certain words will be held in moderation.

  • Brett

    “As for polls don't worry about them they will straighten out this coming month starting this week as the libs have their retreat starting tomorrow. “

    The operative word is retreat, which what they will have to do from the Count's threat to topple the government over EI reform. The very system that the Liberals put in place in the 1990's. Such a compelling issue that is.

    Given the economic situation and a the hype over the Count's ascension to the Liberal throne (by throwing Dion under the bus) that the Tories are still in a statistical tie, or outright lead is a sad commentary on the state of your beloved Lieberals. That we keep hearing “Liberal Insiders” talking out of school sure shows that the party is unified alright.

    You still haven't addressed the original issue I took with you. Instead you deflect, obfuscate, resort to the typical “oh yeah”, or hurl insults.

    Try as you may, you cannot escape the fact that your party is fronted (I can't say led) by the guy that lost to Dion in the 2006 convention, who only got there by foregoing a democratic vote in favour of a proclaimation by the party heiarchy and who signed onto the coalition with the Dippers and the Bloc. There will be no avoiding that one.

  • Brett

    The last 2 paragraphs should be reversed.

  • terry1

    Something else should be reversed but I digress.

  • terry1

    I was at the convention last April as were several thousand other liberals and they had a vote which was almost unanimous. The party constitution was followed absolutely to a tee.

    didn't harpo play with facts by calling his election last fall? The libs followed their rules totally

  • terry1

    good stuff!!! I hope reformatort is not a bad word….LOL

  • Gabby in QC

    Will terry be one of those words?
    Kidding!
    I hope Gabby is not one of them.

  • Bruce

    Good on you Stephen.

  • batb

    GR-8 idea, Stephen.

    'Loved your “hair-brained” comment, Gabby!!! Hair! Hair!

  • batb

    I sincerely hope that “idiot” is one of the words which will cause a comment to be caught in your filter, Stephen. It's unacceptable that terry1 throws that word around about commenters here. Disagreement is no problem, but when slurs and name-calling are a regular part of someone's commentary, as they are in his/hers, they've crossed a line.

  • terry1

    The new patronage king in Canada:

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTV

    “OTTAWA — Weeks before Stephen Harper named some of his closest Tory friends to the Senate, his cabinet quietly approved a flood of appointments to federal boards that also rewarded party faithful.

    At least 20 of the 111 appointments made Aug. 4 went to identifiable federal and provincial Conservative donors and supporters.

    That includes a failed candidate in Vancouver, a top organizer with the Nova Scotia party, and a would-be Senate nominee from Alberta.

    The postings come with per diems of up to $450 for part-time positions and salaries of up to $118,000 a year for full-time posts.”

    Conservative appointments to courts, boards, quasi-judicial tribunals and Crown corporations now total an estimated 3,000 since Harper became prime minister.
    ……………………………………………………….

    Now lets hear it for the accountability act you all bragged about.

    HYPOCRISY EQUALS CONSERVATIVE

  • Gabby in QC

    Thanks, Batb.

    I read somewhere that PM Harper has apparently hit the 3000 mark in appointments to various positions.

    I'm looking forward to the 4000 mark, so that the previous do-nothing administrations' (1993-2006, not to mention the pre-Mulroney era) mistakes can be righted – in both senses of the word.

  • Brett

    You were that the convention? I guess that makes you a party hack.

    Me…I'm not a member of any party, just a voter and a political junkie. So..will you address the issue of why the Liberals used the funeral of a former GG to try and score cheap political points? Or are you just going to hurl insults at me (a voter)? But then I don't realy expect a straight answer from a sock puppet and unlike you, I am capable of critical thinking.

  • terry1

    theLibs did not have the video camera pointed at Harpo. The video very clearly shows that he didn't put the host in his mouth.

    Kinsella was threatened with legal action if he didn't pull his blog. He told them to stuff it and its still there with no lwayers letter yet.

    I don't need to hurl insults at your pathetic attempts to huyrl insults my way. You can't even use a good story to try and get some traction. its sad you are allowed to vote!!!

  • terry1

    Is Baird looking for a senate job or does he aways beg this way?

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/08/31/econo

    But Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff said any suggestion by Baird that an election would have a negative effect on the stimulus is a “piece of nonsense.”

    “For a guy who hasn't flowed the infrastructure, to now claim that the infrastructure won't flow if we have an election, is just tying himself in knots,” Ignatieff said on Monday in Sudbury.

  • Brett

    “its sad you are allowed to vote” Your party gave the vote to convicts in prison. I guess they needed to shore their base up eh? Or was that so that those caught in adscam could still vote Liberal if they had to go to jail? Anything to get a couple of extra votes eh? Every $1.95 counts!

  • Brett

    And where is the 40 million that still is missing? WHich Liberal ridings in Quebec got some?

    Given what has come out of Iggy's yap today, we've gone from pulling the plug on this government to an election if necessary, but not necessarily an election.

    ANyway, I have better things to do. You just keep on cheering on the one who was busy thinking thoughts if that floats your boat.

  • terry1

    brett, another unchecked fantasy from your book of lies .

    It was the SC that forced the liberal goverment to allow convicts the vote.

    Your are the most useless poster here with your inaccurate and false statements.

  • NovaDog

    Cut & paste, cut & paste, hey T1 have you got anything original?

  • Brett

    If I am so useless, then why do you spend so much time responding to me?

    I will Leave you with this from the Halifax Chronical Herald.
    http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1140221

    You might want to read it all, but to me this says everything that needs to be said.

    “So not only do the Tories have a tactical advantage, but the Liberals have so far failed utterly to explain why Canadians should vote for them.”

    Why indeed!

  • terry1

    What's the last original thought you posted here?…..bow wow little doggie

  • terry1

    Just goes to show you how Igy is frustrating the PM's war room. Nothing to attack while Iggy builds his dossier of Harpo's economic stupidity.

  • terry1

    “no Tax is a good tax”……Harpo quotation.

    here's the BS about that:

    http://www.cfrb.com/node/984909

    Harper's $100 million tax grab
    Mon, 2009-08-31 23:45.
    Brian Lilley
    If Stephen Harper really believes what he said earlier this summer, that there are no good taxes, then I’m not sure what to make of this. As of today, Canadians will be paying $100,000,000 more in taxes each year; today is the first day of the new TV tax.

  • terry1

    The lowering of the senate IQ authored by Harpo:

    http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/minutes+p

    With admirable candour, Jacques Demers, who dropped out of school after Grade 8 and was functionally illiterate until four years ago, admitted that he doesn't follow politics and knew nothing about his new job.

    Well, maybe somebody had mentioned the salary, currently $132,300 – for which Demers intends to work only part-time, since he is keeping his job as a hockey commentator on RDS.

    For that, all he has to do is to trust the Conservative whip to tell him when to show up and how to vote – RDS's schedule permitting.

    That's one reason Demers was named. Another was so that his high profile and the inevitable controversy over his lack of qualifications would distract attention from his fellow appointees, many of them Conservative ex-pols and backroom boys and girls. In the time-honoured tradition of the Senate, they will continue to serve their party, only now on the public payroll.
    …………….

    But Harper's appointment of Demers, and the latter's acceptance of it, might have backfired against both.

    A common reaction to the news in this province was stunned, incredulous silence, followed by “You're kidding,” and then some variation on: “Don't get me wrong, I think Jacques Demers is a hell of a guy – but a senator? A Conservative senator?”

    Such is the affection for Demers that commentators generally criticized Harper for making the appointment, but not Demers for accepting it. It was as though Demers was too naïve and politically inexperienced to realize that Harper was using him.

  • batb

    This is very confusing. Until yesterday, there were 115 comments and, then, today, there are apparently 125 as of this morning. Looking to see who had made new comments, I couldn't see any new comments.

    A couple of hours later — now — there are, apparently, two new comments, 127 in all. But where are the new comments? I don't see any.

    'Curioser and curioser.

  • NovaDog

    That's so funny, T1 you called me little doggie cause I'm Novadog and that's funny calling me little doggie, OMG it's so funny, and you also said bow wow cause that's what little doggies say, bow wow, OMG. And, and I called you T1 cause you intimidate me like Arnold does on the terminator, do you get it, hah. T1 you are such a comedian, I can't stand it. Every one is probably laughing their holes off.

  • Gabby in QC

    H/T to Calgary Junkie, commenter at BLY.

    The PM’s interview with Rutherford is available here:
http://www.am770chqr.com/Shows/Rutherford/Home.aspx

  • Gabby in QC

    I don't know why my previous comment showed such strange spacing.

  • terry1

    The best words I've heard in a long long time;

    “Mr. HARPER, YOUR TIME IS UP”

    IGGY SEPTEMBER 1/09

  • terry1

    It does rhyme with spacey…LOL

  • batb

    Re “Mr. HARPER, YOUR TIME IS UP.”

    'Empty rhetoric and total and utter hogwash from Mr. Hot-Air, Windbag, Parachute-Genius Ignatieff.

    How about, “HUBRIS TIME FOR YOU, Mr. IGNATIEFF”?

    Oh, and by the way, Iggy, I'd watch my back if I were you … just a few backroom boys lurking in the wings stage left … with a kind of hungry look on their faces …

  • Gabby in QC

    «“Mr. HARPER, YOUR TIME IS UP”
    IGGY SEPTEMBER 1/09»

    Ignatieff September 28/09 (the following are not actual Ignatieff quotes; they are what he could possibly say, given previous pronouncements)
    “Canadians don't want an election”
    “I want what's best for Canadians”
    “I want Parliament to work”
    “I'm putting the PM on probation … until the next budget”
    “But he'd better not mess with me”
    “I have a vision”
    “I see boredom on faces”
    “Yawn … I'm bored too”
    “Can I go home now?”
    “Exactly where's my home?”

  • bluespades

    Hey everyone,

    Breaking news!!!!
    Terry1, just evicted from Nikonthenumbers, multiple aliases.
    Who would of thunk it!

  • Bruce

    ROTFLMAO

  • terry1

    I have no idea what you are talking about. I haven't been on that board for a long time.

  • terry1

    Gabby simply put, Harpo failed his probationary period and the libs are prepared to let Canadians to judge him on his failures to deliver hope to those who are unemployed, underemployed and the taxpayers who have to finance his follies.

    HIS TIME IS UP

  • batb

    Re “Mr. HARPER, YOUR TIME IS UP.”

    'Empty rhetoric and total and utter hogwash from Mr. Hot-Air, Windbag, Parachute-Genius Ignatieff.

    How about, “HUBRIS TIME FOR YOU, Mr. IGNATIEFF”?

    Oh, and by the way, Iggy, I'd watch my back if I were you … just a few backroom boys lurking in the wings stage left … with a kind of hungry look on their faces …

  • Gabby in QC

    «“Mr. HARPER, YOUR TIME IS UP”
    IGGY SEPTEMBER 1/09»

    Ignatieff September 28/09 (the following are not actual Ignatieff quotes; they are what he could possibly say, given previous pronouncements)
    “Canadians don't want an election”
    “I want what's best for Canadians”
    “I want Parliament to work”
    “I'm putting the PM on probation … until the next budget”
    “But he'd better not mess with me”
    “I have a vision”
    “I see boredom on faces”
    “Yawn … I'm bored too”
    “Can I go home now?”
    “Exactly where's my home?”

  • BlueSpades

    Hey everyone,

    Breaking news!!!!
    Terry1, just evicted from Nikonthenumbers, multiple aliases.
    Who would of thunk it!