Thursday, February 05, 2009

Conservative Pork Barrelling of Canada continues

Looks like the cat is out of the bag in regards to the infrastructure funding. 78% of the funding will be towards Conservative ridings, so the majority of infrastructure money will not be spent in Toronto, or Montreal. As they are the red outposts of Canada.

This is typical nasty Conservative spin, and we really need to examine these spending issues in both the committees and the House of Commons. It also shows why we need to hold the Conservatives accountable, with their economic updates. These types of spending plans are unacceptable, and Canadians should not be punished if they did not vote for a minority government.

Truthiness and Canadian Politics

Looks like Stephen Taylor bit off more than he could chew when it came towards Michael Ignatieff and his donations to the Liberal Party of Canada. Yes, Michael and his wife have heavily donated to the party in the past few years, as we all know2 how much they care about Liberalism.

As usual Warren Kinsella sets the record straight.
Michael Ignatieff has donated through the Laurier Club in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Both Michael and his wife, Zsuzsanna Zsohar, have donated the maximum amount to the Michael Ignatieff campaign in 2009. And, in 2007, Zsuzsanna donated $1,000 to Michael’s riding and $1,000 to the Liberal Party. Our leader and his wife are doing their part to donate to the Liberal cause.

Anyways, it was an interesting exercise in reading spin, and the way that Taylor continues to use truthiness and wording to make accusations. Yes, Warren Kinsella used to be Liberal Communications guy, but last time I checked he still lives in Toronto, and runs Daisy Consulting Group. That's what his business card says, so I don't see Warren as a staffer in Ottawa.

In reality, Stephen is using semantics to try and send misinformation around the Liberal ranks, but luckily we are here to set the record straight on political donations as well as anything else they which to spin their tires around.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New Policy for this blog....

No more anonymous comments. If you want to comment, you need an ID.

Monday, February 02, 2009

OYL AGM, what is now known.....

The OYL AGM took place this past weekend. The big story across the blogosphere was the voting irregularities and the forging of delegate badges by the OYL first team.

In an executive meeting after the convention(I know this on good authority), the new President admitted that she tried to have one person vote illegally, and that this person was rejected by the CRO.

Thats the truth that is out right now.

The idea of forged delegate badges is a serious one, and the people who did this should really think about what they are doing to the Liberal Party, and think of the party on the badge, not their desire to win a Young Liberal election.

What will happen next? I don't know, but the Ontario Young Liberals have some serious soul searching to do.

I will keep you updated as this story develops.

OYL 2009

Just when you thought you were out, they drag you back in......

Frantic text messages at 1:30 pm on Sunday....

If you have any anecdotes about what happenned in Ottawa this past weekend email my blog email Jamiecallingham at the gmail. I don't disclose sources so you people are safe.

I will get to the bottom of the shenanigans by tomorrow.

But first off,
I wasn't there, I was in Toronto.
I saw the Marlies beat Hamilton 4-2 on friday!
I saw the Leafs beat Pittsburgh 5-4 0n Saturday!

Sunday, the stuff happened