Monday, April 21, 2008

In and Out, Lets Get Illegal Rebates?

This Scandal is very bad. Why? We'll think of it in this context, say you made a large sum of Money, over $1 million, and you found a way to funnel it into your own made up charity, and then asked the government for a tax rebate, even though your "human fund" (fake charity) is totally bogus and just essentially money laundering and outspending your nearest rival in some type of election contest.

So, if the allegations are true, it means one thing. Everything that the Harper Tories ran for in 2006 is a lie. They cheated their way to victory and used a loophole as an excuse. If you apologize and make excuses for this type of behaviour, you also have no morals, and are part of the problem. Liberals did not try and cover up the adscam, which implicated about 3-4 people in the Quebec wing of the party who benefited.

This scandal implicates close to 80 different ridings, and various campaign managers colluding with the national campaign to not only launder and funnel money but to try and get expenses from Elections Canada for spending the money locally. This is much more complex than adscam. This involves more than one provincial wing of the party. In fact the NDP isn't giving the Conservatives enough credit by associating this with the Liberal Adscam. Once again, the NDP is trying to tar us up, and looking mediocre and petty doing it. Keep it up Jacko!

The problem right now is the media is not presenting a clear distinction of these allegations, and they are being too quick to assume the far reaching scale of it. This goes right from the National Conservative campaign, to a large number of local operators. There is too much spin, too much liberalizing. Lets stick to the facts, the Conservatives are not being forthcoming with Elections Canada, and they were forced to act against the Conservatives with their search warrants and the subsequent raid.

We do not live in some type of banana republic where we make the rules as they go along. The Conservative blogger response of covering their ears and start screaming "lying, lying, Elections Canada is Liberal Conspiracy" doesn't fly either after Harper appointed the boss of Elections Canada after the last election.

What is important to come in the following days? How true are these allegations? What is the penalty for them? And when is the next election?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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Burnaby-Douglas, George Drazenovic
Burnaby-New Westminster, Marc Dalton
Cariboo-Prince George, Dick Harris
Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, Troy DeSouza
Kelowna-Lake Country, Ron Cannan
Kootenay-Columbia, Jim Abbott
Nanaimo-Cowichan, Norm Sowden
Okanagan-Coquihalla, Stockwell Day
Okanagan-Shuswap, Colin Mayes
Prince George-Peace River, Jay Hill
Vancouver East, Elizabeth M. Pagtakhan
Vancouver Kingsway, Kanman Wong

Cypress Hills-Grasslands, David Anderson
Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River, Jeremy Harrison

Winnipeg Centre, Helen Sterzer

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Ian West
Davenport, Theresa Rodrigues
Kitchener Centre, Steven Cage
London-Fanshawe, Dan Mailer
Parkdale-High Park, Jurij Klufas
Sarnia-Lambton, Patricia Davidson
Scarborough Centre, Roxanne James
Thunder Bay-Rainy River, David Leskowski
Timmins-James Bay, Ken Graham
Toronto Danforth, Kren Clausen
Trinity-Spadina, Sam Goldstein
Vaughan, Richard Majkot
Windsor West, Al Teshuba
York-South Weston, Steve Halicki

Argenteuil-Papineau-Mirabel, Suzanne Courville
Beauce, Maxime Bernier
Beauport-Limoilou, Sylvie Boucher
Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Becancour, Marie-Eve Helie-Lambert
Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles, Daniel Petit
Compton-Stanstead, Gary Caldwell
Drummond, Jean-Marie Pineault
Hull-Aylmer, Gilles Poirier
Lac-Saint-Louis, Andrea Paine
Laurentides-Labelle, Jean-Sarge Beauregard
Levis-Bellechasse, Steven Blaney
Lotbiniere-Chutes-de-la-Chaudiere, Jacques Gourde
Louis-Hebert, Luc Harvey
Louis-Saint-Laurent, Josee Verner
Megantic-L'Erable, Christian Paradis
Montmorency-Charlevoix, Yves Laberge
Mount Royal, Neil Martin Drabkin
Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine, Allen F. Mackenzie
Pierrefonds-Dollard, Don Rae
Pontiac, Lawrence Cannon
Portneuf-Jacques-Cartier, Howard M. Bruce
Quebec, Frederik Boisvert
Richmond-Arthabaska, Jean Landry
Saint-Laurent-Cartierville, Ishrat Alam
Shefford, Jean Lambert
Sherbrooke, Marc Nadeau

New Brunswick
Beausejour, Omer Leger
Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, Charles Doucet

Nova Scotia
Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, Robert A. Campbell
Halifax, Andrew House
Halifax West, Rakesh Khosla

Prince Edward Island
Malpeque, George Noble

Newfoundland and Labrador
Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor, Aaron Hynes
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Labrador, Joe Goudie
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