Bloc’s Duceppe caught in his coalition lie

Oh oh…looks like karma came back and bit Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe.

Duceppe has repeatedly called Stephen Harper a liar in regards to the 2004 letter signed by all 3 of the opposition parties:

“We cannot trust people who have proven to be dishonest. We cannot trust people who lie, especially when the deceit has been premeditated, and even less when these people continue to do it. That’s what Stephen Harper and his disciples do.” (see here)

Now take a look at this Twitter exchange between Duceppe and Andrew Coyne.

Of course Duceppe in 2004 said that there was no coalition:

“In no way we are a coalition and we won’t be a coalition.”

So, we have both Jack Layton (see here) and Gilles Duceppe changing their stories all of a sudden now that we are into an election. Will the media do its job and call them on it?

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18 Responses to “Bloc’s Duceppe caught in his coalition lie”

  1. Hunter Says:

    Excellent, keep holding their feet to the fire. Liars need to be exposed.

  2. Paul Says:

    Hahaha…you arer kidding right? The media are doing their jobs, cheerleading against the CPC. Business as usual.

  3. Roy Elsworth Says:

    so what we going to do to get this out to the public force andrew coyne to have to reval it.

  4. Roy Elsworth Says:

    maybe send it to the war Room

  5. Prairiekid Says:

    And here’s another little tidbit that probably won’t see the light of day anywhere other than the Roy Green Show. John McCallum says the cancellation of the corporate tax cuts will see a “minor” loss of jobs. Is that like being a “little bit pregnant”?

    http://thealbertaardvark.blogspot.com/2011/03/liberal-john-mccallum-admits-ignatieffs.html

  6. Garth Says:

    The Layton audio clip is not dated and it’s impossible to know exactly what he’s talking about, but it sounds like he’s talking about a Con government that already exists, so my guess is that audio clip is from the Harper govt years.
    Also, you guys fail to address that the letter clearly shows Harper wanted the GG to consider him forming a govt with the NDP and BQ, even though he finished 2nd in the election. Any attempt to deny that is ridiculous, as Duceppe pointed out (hilariously I might add) yesterday, point by point.
    The fact that, if it ever was true, Duceppe or Layton lied in 2004 by denying that they were talking coalition with Harper doesn’t make Harper less of a liar now.
    If you’ve got to support Harper and you want to maintain any credibility, at least acknowledge he’s a despicable liar. Anything else makes you look ridiculous. Trust me, I hate Liberals too, but their enemy is not my enemy if that enemy is just as bad.

    • Brett Says:

      You must be Garth, as in Garth Turner or you have a really piss poor memory.

      The context of that letter was it was written after the 2004 election when the revelation on Adscam started coming to light and when it was looking like the Martin government might fall on a confidence motion and was written to tell the GG of another option that is to ask the Tories if they could gain the confidence of the house in order to avoid an election.

      Secondly, there was no promise of sharing government, sitting side by side in the commons and giving the NDP cabinet positions, which is what a true coalition would entail; rather than working with the other parties on a case by case basis, issue by issue.

      Thirdly, there was no letter with all the signatures of the Tories on it, nor was there a very public signing of an accord like there was in 2008 between the Liberals, the NDP and the Bloc, the accord that is still in effect until June 30th of this year. So really, we’re comparing apples and oranges.

      And lastly, talking about liars. Iffy has yet to take a position on any issue that he has not completely flip flopped on; sometimes the very same day, so who is the despicable liar?

  7. fh Says:

    I want the scandals About the Conservative Government that the media are holding in their back pocket brought into the open for Canadians to see not kept for the last week of the campaign CBC were giggling about them on air
    we need to make sure they empty their “BACK POCKETS’ of the scandals NOW
    fh

  8. Rose Says:

    The truth means nothing to Liberal Media, their contempt for the court of public opinion shines through. Liberal Media is exposing it’s biasness like they’ve never done before their over the top hysteria regarding Iffy’s coalition and trying to cover it up and bury the story exposes Liberal Media’s under belly.

  9. dmorris Says:

    “Will the media do its job and call them on it? ”

    Not very likely, but many in the MSM are nervous about a Tory majority,so the question MIGHT be asked.

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  11. Fred from BC Says:

    Garth Says:

    Also, you guys fail to address that the letter clearly shows Harper wanted the GG to consider him forming a govt with the NDP and BQ, even though he finished 2nd in the election. Any attempt to deny that is ridiculous, as Duceppe pointed out (hilariously I might add) yesterday, point by point.

    What the Prime Minister isn’t telling you is that the letter (which does not mention a coalition, BTW, and is not signed by the other parties) was simply a pressure tactic, meant to force Paul Martin to dissolve his government and call an election. It worked…Martin lost, Stephen Harper is now Prime Minister. Unfortunately, admitting to that now would be bad optics, hence the excuses.

  12. Media-driven election faux-scandals « BC Blue: One BC Conservative's view on it all… Says:

    […] The media allow Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe to call Stephen Harper a liar in regards to the 2004 agreement signed but look the other way when proof that Layton’s and Duceppe’s stories have both changed since then (see here) […]

  13. Fred Says:

    I am confused by this interview from 1997 where Stephen Harper expresses his approval of a coalition government.

    I have been a loyal conservative voter in the past and would love to have this interview make some sense to me.


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