Media think CBC CEO Lacroix $120 lunches are OK but not Oda’s $16 OJ

The Ottawa Press Gallery members would never hold one of their own to the same standards they demand of a government minister especially when that person runs the CBC.

Last November CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix was caught expensing 2 soup and sandwich lunches for $240 (see here) and there was a grand total of 1 story written about it. Compare that to Conservative minister Bev Oda’s expense abuse coverage where there have been over 400 articles, columns and editorials written in the past week.

Every Canadian journo or politician who called for Oda’s resignation should demand the same for Lacroix.

 

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NDP leader keynote speaker at Canadian Journalists Association conference

There is a conference going on this weekend in Toronto of the group, The Canadian Journalists Association who are gathered for workshops, an award ceremony and to listen to guest speakers (see here).

Whatever right – but then an ‘award’ that was handed-out caught my attention:

Harper government wins Code of Silence Award, again

This got me thinking to how they arrived at this conclusion ie was it through data collection and empirical evidence  comparing the Conservatives to the provincial and municipal governments? Turns out it’s done by votes from their 600 members and since most cover federal politics, ta da! (see here)

Then another question popped into my head when I saw that NDP leader Thomas Mulcair was scheduled to be their keynote speaker – is it common practice for the CAJ to have political party leaders featured at their conventions? What possible benefit to its membership would it be to have Mulcair give a speech?

I also have a question on how the CAJ board of directors thought it appropriate to have the website publisher of the viciously anti-Conservative and vehemently anti-Israeli rabble.ca as one of the speakers and who also happens to be NDP MP Libby Davies’ life-partner?

Anyone gonna hold their breath waiting for these answers?

“Outspoken” MP Pat Martin avoids answering question about NDP’s founding father

There has been a huge media and opposition freak-out over this comment from PM Stephen Harper spoken in the House of Commons:

“Unlike the NDP, we are not going to ideologically have a position regardless of circumstances. The leader of the NDP, in 1939, did not even want to support war against Hitler”

I have no issue with Harper bringing up the historical accuracy of the inherent pacification policy of the NDP although I would have advised wording it differently and avoided mentioning Hitler but what makes me laugh is the hypocrisy of the media and opposition parties.

I’ve taken great joy over the last couple days in confronting these hypocrites on Twitter pointing out the vast array of examples of themselves comparing Harper to Hitler or a dictator and exposing the vile eugenics ideology of their ‘God’ Tommy Douglas.

Douglas wrote his Master thesis in 1933 that for people to be allowed to marry, the couples must ‘prove’ that they are mentally and morally fit and that “subhumans” should be sterilized to avoid them from procreating. Eugenics was the basis of Hitler’s “master race”.

The other NDP founding father (the NDP or media don’t usually mention) was J S Woodsworth who was the CCF leader in question during WWII. The CCF became the NDP in 1961 under Tommy Douglas. Woodsworth was an ardent evangelical pacifist  who opposed Canada’s entry into WWII. His anti-war stance was rejected by the CCF MPs although they still supported him as leader afterwards.

This is what led me to read with such amusement, a Twitter exchange between Norman Spector and Pat Martin after Martin responded to Spector’s Tweet:

Fortunately, by AD 1939, God hadn’t created too many Canadian and British MPs like JS Woodsworth

Without posting the entire exchange, it culminated in Spector asking Martin if he supported Woodsworth’s position as it  pertained to Harper’s original analogy, with Martin responding:

I am outspoken. Also wary of traps and pitfalls. Some have sharpened punji stakes at the bottom. Remember them?

Pathetic isn’t it? Martin refuses to challenge Spector (and Harper) by defending Woodsworth because he knows it would be a massive vote-loser and embarrassment to the NDP.

It’s much easier for them to mock Harper, aided by their media backers like CBC’s Kady O’Malley (see here) than to actually answer the question.

Elections Canada CEO Mayrand should resign for misleading House of Commons

The Sun’s Brian Lilley has discovered some very disturbing information that contradicts Elections Canada’s official line that it does not phone voters:

For the last three federal campaigns, Elections Canada has hired the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) to target select ridings with phone calls aimed at boosting the native vote. (see here)

Compare that to the quotes Lilley has on EC spokesman John Enright:

“I can tell you, Elections Canada doesn’t even have telephone numbers for electors, so the calls would not have come either centrally from Elections Canada or regionally from a returning officer’s office because we simply don’t have that information”

But most disturbing is this from EC CEO Marc Mayrand during his testimony to a MP committee March 29th:

“We do not have the electors’ telephone numbers and do not call them” 

We now have proof that EC does in fact call voters through a 3rd party and have to wonder what else Mayrand hasn’t been telling us?

He should do the honourable thing now and hand in his resignation that includes an apology to the MPs he was untruthful to.

Also: Do you wonder how the Postmedia’s robocall super-sleuth duo of Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor didn’t uncover this evidence?

Incompetence or intentionally omitted and will their editors be asking them a few pointed questions?

 

Teacher union group paid “Stop Harper” page to show up at Danielle Smith’s polling station

The moronic Bridgette DePape admitted in an iPoltics interview that she was hired by the group Public Interest Alberta (see here) led by Larry Booi who is was also president of the Alberta Teachers Association to protest (see here) while Wildrose leader Danielle Smith voted:

Q – You keep popping up places. Everyone’s wondering: who’s paying for it?

DePape – It’s really various progressive groups who are concerned and who believe in a green and just future. I was here with the youth activist forum that was organized by Public Interest Alberta.

Q – So they helped pay your way?

DePape – Mm-hmm. (see here)

And of course you will remember that it was the Teachers Association who also helped get Alison Redford installed as leader of the PC Party (see here).

How much will this political dirty-trick end up costing the Albertan taxpayers when the Teachers union comes knocking on Redford’s door looking for a return favour?

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