Ujjal Dosanjh’s terrible ten-percenter

The topic of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is a quite unpopular one in British Columbia.  It was introduced by Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell in late July and will be implemented mid-2010.

The British Columbia NDP is very much against Gordon Campbell’s HST and even has a petition site against it.  The website explains,

Stop the HST

Gordon Campbell’s $4 billion tax hike is going to hit you hard.

The BC Liberals didn’t tell the truth about the HST.

Before the election, Campbell promised he wouldn’t impose a Harmonized Sales Tax, or HST. Shortly after election day he broke that promise, without any consultation.

Here is Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh’s ten-percenter against the HST. Dosanjh used to be the NDP leader in BC and even served as an NDP Premier in that province, but today he finds himself as a federal Liberal MP who narrowly squeaked by in the last election by 22 votes.

One can see what Dosanjh is doing. Instead of blaming the BC Liberals — the party that actually brought in the HST, and a party with which his federal party shares its name — Dosanjh is fabricating by telling his constituents by blaming the unpopular tax on his main threat: the federal Conservatives.

But is it truthful Mr. Dosanjh? Hopefully more than 22 people will know better next time around.

UPDATE: If you’re wondering what Dosanjh’s colleagues in the federal Liberal party have said about the idea of the HST, here’s a sample:

“We support harmonization, but that’s not the problem.

“The issue is deal by deal federalism with the provinces. We have no criticism of the provincial government’s budget. We think it’s a courageous budget in difficult circumstances. Our criticism is with Harper’s let’s make a deal federalism, which seems to me to put strains on the federation” — Michael Ignatieff (CTV Newsnet, March 27, 2009)

McCallum on the HST:

John McCallum, the party’s finance critic, was asked what he thought of the deal after Question Period and replied that it is “absolutely what the doctor ordered for the economy.” (National Post, March 27, 2009)

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  • terry1

    Here you go boys and girls. CBC ran a huge story near the top of their newscast, a few minutes ago, featuring a videotape of the Reformatory leader at a no-media, no-public party gathering in the Sault.

    A sampling of what the Cons didn't want you to hear:

    · On his claim to be satisfied with a Parliamentary majority: “Let me be clear about this, we need to win a majority in the next election campaign…we need to win a majority…to teach them a lesson.”
    · On women, gays and minorities which are helped by a government program: “[They’re] left-wing fringe groups.”
    · On gun control: “We are still trying to get rid of that registry…we need a mandate to get that thing passed.”
    · On our international allies: “[We don’t poll] the U.N. General Assembly to determine Canada’s foreign policy.”
    · On judges: “[They’re] left-wing ideologues.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/mrl3/8752/news/features/harpe

    Enjoy your racist/sexist/ignorant leader at his best.

  • terry1

    mervin,

    I don't see reformatort support on the CBC site for that video:

    It is time to get rid of Harper and his Cons!!! We deserve Better!!! Harper is too much of a Right wing Ideologue!!!
    279 for
    115 against

  • terry1

    I hear rumours Harpo has been trying to get Karzai's Afghan voting booth scrutineers working for him in th election.

  • wilson

    ooooh, copy and paste off Spinsella, eh big T.

    Here's the actual video, PMSH making his case very clearly, Con majority or Iffy teams up with Dippers and the Bloc

    http://www.cbc.ca/mrl3/8752/news/features/harpe

  • terry1

    I could care less about the whole video which is all brainwashing crap. The important stuff has sbeen captured for the war room and it will generate more fallout than you can ever imagine.

    the head of government slurring judges/women/gays,etc. is completely ignorant.

  • Bec

    Lies, lies, lies. The poor fools just can't help themselves.

  • wilson

    That's the video Spinsella has on his blog and he says “Here's the entire video”,
    it is not edited, in all of your excitement, you got sucked into Spinsella….spinning….lol

  • wilson

    Did you watch the video Bec?
    Game on, no way Iffy can avoid answering the coalition of losers question now!!!
    go to 7:10

    ''Do not be fooled for a moment. If we do not get majority, the Liberals, NDP, BQ will combine and will form a government
    They will deny this until their blue in the face, in an election campaign, but I guarantee you, if we do not win a majority, this country will have a Liberal government propped up by the socialists and the separatists….

    http://www.cbc.ca/mrl3/8752/news/features/harpe

  • Bec

    This has become very entertaining! lol

  • Bec

    Absolutely! It's terrific!

    These guys are seriously demented!

  • Gayle

    Klein was not a red tory. Klein was in politics for one reason – himself. He loved those taxpayer funded private jets. He loved his Wednesday evening soirees where big business bent over backwards to please him. He loves his new post political life sitting on boards and consulting for big bucks. His only disappointment is that, in failing to privatize medicare, he failed to get in on the big US private health insurers who wanted to move in and make sure he made lots of money for his efforts in his behalf.

  • Gayle

    Does it really matter, when, in 2005 Harper was saying it is Okey dokey to be in government even though he had fewer seats than the other party, and he would only be able to stay in government if propped up by the Bloc?

    In fact, the only real difference between Harper 2006 and the coalition 2008 was that the coalition had a signed agreement by the Bloc wherein the Bloc agreed to give up its right to defeat the government. In case you cannot figure it out, that means what Harper was proposing in 2005 was unstable. So, if your point is that the LPC was far better at extracting an agreement for stability and good government than Harper was – well that is true.

  • Gayle

    wilson you are so funny. Why do you think the fact that Harper has repeated the same old tired talking points to an audience of his party faithful that suddenly Ignatieff “must” address Harper's false premise.

    You need to go back to political strategist school.

  • 2009nancer

    terro, NUT bar, NUTshell…a pattern is emerging. Tells me you are either a squirrley libber or a NUTty dipper. Hey, maybe you can tell us which shell those thieving libs hid all the money they stole from us under. And thats what Conservatives will continue to tell Canadians during the next election.

  • terry1

    nancer…your pattern is well emerged……….seek help

  • terry1

    Gayle, in my opinion Harpo has set a trap for himself with those remarks. Firstly, there is a pretty good video on utube that completely strips away any veneer that harpo was n ot inbed with duceppe in 2005. harper wrote to the GG, Duceppe clarified it was true and its all there.

    Secondly, its ovious that Harpo has given up on Quebec with those comments. The stupid part is that he then needs to win 155 out of 233 seats in the ROC for his majority. Isn't that brilliant strategy. It plays very well for Iggy who has certain appeal in Quebec that he can now use to reel in the nationalist votes as a lever to defeat harpo who is clearly anti Quebec.

  • terry1

    gayle I used red tory becasue Klein's actions, in my opinion, were down to mulroney standards in “good life” stuff.

  • terry1

    Wilson, you are truly brain dead.

  • terry1

    Gayle, further to my last post here is an article from Le Devoir stating that internal reformatort polls show they could lose up to 6 Quebec seats in an election. Now we know why harpo is yelling out in his desperate attempt for a majority. He just wants to stay alive and hopefully squeak out a narrow minority.

    I'm starting to really like where this potential election is heading.

  • terry1

    The article:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=

    ” Thus, under this analysis, only Maxime Bernier (Beauce), Josee Verner (Louis-Saint-Laurent), Christian Paradis (Mégantic-l'Érable) and Jean-Pierre Blackburn (Jonquière-Alma) could sleep peacefully. Le siège des six autres élus est en danger s'il ya des élections cet automne (Lawrence Cannon, Sylvie Boucher, Denis Lebel, Steven Blaney et Daniel Petit). The headquarters of the six other elected officials is at risk if there are elections this fall (Lawrence Cannon, Sylvie Boucher, Denis Lebel, Steven Blaney, Daniel Petit).”

  • Gabby in QC

    [from Wiki]
    “GST is imposed at 5% in Part IX of the Excise Tax Act. GST is levied on supplies of goods or services made in Canada and include most products, except certain politically sensitive essentials such as groceries, residential rent, and medical services, and services such as financial services.” [my bolding]

    So why does Dosanjh's flyer state “Everything from food to housing will cost more”?

  • Truthfairy

    You must have worked very hard to get that big, disgusting hunk of excrement out or perhaps the Liberal train wreck unfolding scared it out. You may as well jump on the Iggy Choo Choo, go down with your fellow losers.

    Step out of your bunker, stop, look, listen, majority, almost 75% do not want an election, including many, many Liberals.

  • Gabby in QC

    Oooh! Wilson, you'd better listen to the professor in our midst, Gayle. She took some courses in constitutional law, you know, so she's expert on everything, including “political strategist school.”
    I bet you're shaking in your boots, eh? ;-)

  • MrEd256

    could be worse…at least the killings on the street seem to be centered in the places which are major Liberal strangle holds on the rest of the nation

  • MrEd256

    hmmm…”Red Tory”… I'd always understood that basically a Red Tory was a Liberal who's elected as a Tory … someone elected as a Tory who has tendancy's towards Liberal Red… are you complaining or are you confused?

  • MrEd256

    actually I was… but Terry and his trolls would have us all forget history for their re-writen one where PET is the second coming of Jesus, Jean was his first Diciple, Paul was his second, and Dion was the greatest mind since Einstein until Iffy came along to replace him without even the need for a party wide vote…

  • singlemaltwhisky

    It is obvious terry1 that you know little about the western canadian farmers who sold THEIR grain (wheat) into the U. S. themselves bypassing the Canadian Wheat Board (that name in and of its' self is a lie as only western canadian farmers are subject to the CWB rules) were charged and thrown in jail.

    There are more private for profit clinics in Montreal than the whole province of Alberta.

    If the best you can do is be childish and name call, go back to the play ground.

  • Bruce

    The outcry in B.C. is over the way the HST is to be implemented, the GST portion is not being applied to anymore Goods or Services than it applied previously, but the PST portion will now apply to myriad other Goods and Services, this is what is being seen as a massive tax grab by the B.C. provincial government. This same situation reared it's ugly head when the Maritime provinces moved to harmonize and was mitigated to a degree by lowering the PST portion at the time of harmonization, many in B.C. would like to see the same thing happen by lowering the PST portion from 7% to 5% or 6%.

    As for the raving leftist ,Dosanjh is running scared, he's knows as do many that his chances of re-election are now slim to none, his true colours are now coming out, he's showing us all what an unhinged moonbat he really is.

  • 2009nancer

    terro, looks like you're the one that needs to spend some quailty time on that couch.
    Sorry, you weren't hugged more as a child, I understand why, but still sorry.

  • Truthfairy

    Why? Because he's a fibber, it's the Liberal way when the truth doesn't suit their agenda.

    Dosey is not too happy, the folks might just boot him out when his leader gets support from his Troika gang to oust the government either pre- election or post if he gets enough seats to make a grab for power.
    I think Dosey's little red wagon is running on one wheel.

  • Truthfairy

    The shocker of shockers, the PM mentioned the M word at a party gathering.

    Well I've got news for the Professor of Opportunity, YES, Conservatives do want a majority to prevent the silly beggars, the Liberal party, himself included, from threatening to bring down the government for no good reason beyond grabbing power.

    Majority it must be, Liberals are inadvertently making that abundantly clear. It's also exposing them for what they are, power hungry for power's sake and nothing more. They're willing to cause all sorts of instability at a time when we are recovering nicely, all for power for themselves to get back into the hog trough to which they've become accustomed .

  • terry1

    Fairy…………. here's some truth serum for you to enjoy:

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

    Now you can start another whine session.

  • Name

    Hey Stephen et al, the REAL story on the video “leak” of the PM's speech in the Sault is just in. Check it out on sootoday.com Turns out it was a Liberal party activist behind it all. Anyone surprised?

  • Cons_Rule

    I am sure you are none other than SCOTT TRIBE. the sadest liberal blogger out there. i have been comparing quotes and words back and forth across both sites. YOU ARE SCOTT!!

  • terry1

    cons_don't _rule……sorry pal…another wrong guess.

  • terry1

    I note with disgust flaherty's anouncement that the deficit is now going to be $56BB. Knowing how he has continuously and continuously lied we can now expect the deficit to hit my projected number of over $60BB. Achieved all in one year, isn't he amazing?

    Are you reformatort sheep happy to know he has borrowed all that money from you and I?

  • Truthfairy

    So damned amusing to see the man in the gray suit looking peckish, chewing on the latest bait tossed out.

    Majority is a word we're hearing more and more and it's all because of the outrageous unbelievable prospect of the Liberals with their coalition buddies triggering an election about nothing.

    We need a majority and it's not going to be a coalition majority, one of the partners only represents one province, that's not what federalism is all about.

  • terry1

    Another stupid answer from a reformatort.

    1. There will be no coalition with liberals in it although I suspect there could be one with the harpercrites and the bloc since one of their Quebec advisors has left and gone back to the bloc. Guess who really courts separatists in this Country

    2. Even if the Bloc only represents one province a coalition would have representation from across the country so a coalition is possibly the most representative government we could possibly have in today's environment.

  • Truthfairy

    No coalition with the Liberals in it? Wow, like wow! Can we take that to the bank?

  • Gayle

    Well, the funny thing is that Harper never seems to publicly ask for a majority. Do you think that might be because he fears a backlash from the voters? Didn't comments like that cost him the election in 2004? Didn't the Bloc have a successful campaign asking people to vote for them to prevent a Harper majority in 2008?

    That may be why Ignatieff is highlighting that comment from Harper. He wants voters to cast their votes to prevent a Harper majority.

  • Omanator

    Steve, Please fill me in. How do you arrive at the figure. Not that I would have anything against it.

  • Omanator

    David , You may have a point there. I wonder if they will use the same strategy in Ontario. After all the Liberal Brand in Ontario is in deep trouble. Not only about the HST, but for many other reasons as well. Since Ignatieff riding is in Ontario it would even may sense. I guess we will have to wait and see.

  • Janni

    terri1 Ever heard of a little ditty called the Canadian Wheat Board doughhead? Just search the term “wheat price differences Ontario vs Manitoba or Sask.” The CWB freezes prices for the “good of western farmers” and they get far less than wheat farmers in Ontario who are allowed (as they should be) to sell anywhere and to anyone for a true market price. You are a tiresome party groupie. Typically for you, it is only about the Party, not necesssarily the needs of everyday people.

  • Omanator

    Gayle, that was in 2004. By now People know Mr. Harper better and they have seen that the economy is rebounding. Mr. Ignatieff is doing Harper a favour. Mr. Harper does not have publy to ask for it. Every one knows ,this was a private and closed meeting. It looks rather bad on the person who did this. Since it was a Liberony it may well back fire.

  • Omanator

    Jen, a little reminder. Chretien sent our troups into Bosnia with no helmets, flakjackets you could poke a stick through, and jeeps with canvas doors, which the army did not want, and which were of course made by Chretiens Liberal cronies. When the bodybags with our men came home, Chretien
    had them classified as ” accidental death's”. Talk about a slime ball.

  • Omanator

    You ought to know. Theft and bribery was the operating word of the Liberonies.

  • Omanator

    You are only right in one thing. the Fall out. and it will surely go against the deceitful Liberonies,
    after all they are always cheeting.

  • Omanator

    Was there ever any doubt that a Liberal did this?

  • David

    The latest on the HST is that Iggy supports it. Mcguinty said so.Dosanjh will no doubt now start to refer to it as Iggy's tax….No?

  • MrEd

    lol…again with the numbers Terry1… what was oil and Natural gas at in January and where are they today? Alberta is 8 billion off of where they predicted provincially… that alone says the number should be more than 8 billion yet it's only 6 billion… Once Oil and Gas kick back in, which it will because it will take minimum 15 years, realistically 25 to change the USA over to some other fuel source, the numbers will reverse the trend… America will need their trade partners to help them turn the ship…