The Conservatives didn't release some cost numbers, and that is worthy of the FIRST contempt of Parliament ever? They look like idiots. Worse for them, they look like partisan coalition members using their majority in committee to create another "scandal". Give it a rest.
I hear that NDP MP Pat Martin is backpedaling about finding Minister Oda in contempt, why?
The NDP MP has taken a lot of heat for his behaviour Friday. He’s been called a bully and even “sexist,” which he says he profoundly resents. “I think it’s sexist to treat a minister with kid gloves just because she's a woman,” he said. Although Mr. Martin was brought in to question the minister – he says he was “riding shotgun” – he is not part of the committee’s deliberations.Dang, who would have called him sexist, after his attack on two female Conservative MP's? I know for sure I called him a bully. He was disrespectful of a Minister of the Crown and now he's whining about taking some heat for it? BOO HOO!Was he reading the Blogging Tories this weekend? What's good for the goose is good for the gander. You say it, you better be prepared to get called on it! Immunity or not.
Out of all the posts and videos this weekend, the most important of all is this one by Sandy.
If ever Canadians needed proof of a Liberal entitlement culture in certain scholarly and foreign aid circles in this country, this CIC article says far more than I ever could. See also the original piece at the “Embassy” magazine site as well, although you have to be a paid subscriber to get the whole article. Whatever the case, it shows that CIDA public servants have a lot of explaining to do. Titled “CIDA revamp models coming fast amidst fear, anger over Tory plan,” it clearly shows what started and is the driving force behind the witch hunt and faux scandal against Conservative Government International Affairs Minister Bev Oda.
“But while each proposal has its own specific vision and focus, the consensus is that these plans aren’t being developed for the current government. Rather, they are being crafted for future governments interested in undoing what many feel is the damage being caused by the Conservatives.”Well, well, could the snivel servants be behind the faux outrage of the lefties towards Minister Oda? Undoing the damage being caused by the Conservatives? If CIDA, created by Mo Strong, wants to see undoing of damage, how about we cancel them, as a useless lefty special interest group? HA!
“After their presentation at the University of Ottawa, the two men were invited to CIDA for the afternoon where they met with senior managers as well as representatives from IDRC, the Finance department and other officials.”
“‘I think there is this desire to get past the Conservative years,’ says Mr. Pearson. ‘That’s what I’m hearing more and more from everybody, including international development folks, in ministries overseas. Let’s get past the Conservative years and let’s develop a model where Canada can re-engage once the Conservatives are gone.’”Get past the Conservative years? HA! Oh, those poor lefties, wishing for days gone by, where they got everything they wanted on the taxpayer dime. Maybe these special interest groups should get a real job, and stop sucking at the taxpayer teat.
What is most disturbing about this article is the sense of entitlement to our tax dollars without any need to justify the theft. KAIROS is not entitled to our tax dollars. Maybe they should start working for the funds they need. Have a bake sale.
Coalition cries "contempt"? I cry entitlement by special interest groups. Shut the tap off!