Iggy calls for Libya sanctions which Liberals had lifted

Today Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff issued a press release calling for sanctions against Libya:

“For over 40 years, Moammar Qaddafi has ruled Libya without democratic institutions. The civil unrest we are watching unfold is the consequence of the Qaddafi regime’s failure to respond to the aspirations of the Libyan people.” (see here)

Sounds good right? Well, except that Liberal PM Jean Chretien had lifted the sanctions in 1999 and in 2004 Liberal PM Paul Martin ate dinner with the murdering dictator, Moammar Qaddafi in his tent. (see here)

Harper slaps down Liberal leader front-runner

The vapid Liberal leader wannabe Christy Clark found out from PM Stephen Harper that no, means no on the decision to not allow the development of the Prosperity Mine project over environmental concerns.

Clark is running for leader on the lame theme of  “Family First” which contradicts her vow earlier this month to use her first meeting with Harper if she became premier to demand a reversal on the decision to stop this mine:

“This isn’t the final decision as far as I am concerned,” “is the common sense of it, the ridiculousness of this decision, the common sense of changing it. I think [Ottawa] does want to change it. At the political level, they see how dumb this decision is, so I think there’s an appetite to change it. … They also have a federal election coming up, so I think they are sensitive to that as well.” (see here)

I hi-lited “political level” above not only because of the total disregard for the environment she shows but it made me wonder who exactly has she been talking to in Ottawa about this “dumb decision”.

Check out Harper’s response made to reporters on Monday while he was in BC:

“These kinds of decisions are made on the basis of facts – not just economic facts, but also environmental facts in this case, and proponents will have to address that. This is not a matter of political bargaining.”

Back to you Christy… (see here)

 

Journalist using Lib MP Volpe to comment on ethics

Nothing will destroy credibility faster than a journalist using Liberal MP Joe Volpe to comment on anything to do with ethics and integrity.

Lawrence Martin gets a quote from the same guy who received Liberal leadership race donations from a drug executive, his wife and 4 of his under-age children in an effort to circumvent financing laws:

‘Volpe campaign spokesman Corey Hobbs said “all donations are in full compliance with the Canada Elections Act and with Liberal party guidelines.”

Similarly, Steven MacKinnon, the Liberal party’s national director, said he saw “nothing particularly untoward” about the donations.

“On the surface, there’s certainly nothing illegal at all.”‘ (see here)

Volpe is also one of the six leadership candidates who still had not paid off their loans and received multiple extensions from Elections Canada and the court (see here) and was caught signing up dead people (see here) during this same race.

Martin of course has to be aware of all of this when he uses Volpe in his column on former integrity commissioner, Christiane Ouimet who he says rhymes with “Antoinette”.

Tee hee, Marie Antoinette…except it really doesn’t and only exposes how far past his best-before-date Martin really is. (see here)

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