Liberal candidate uses war vets as political fodder in campaign signs

There’s an unwritten rule in politics that you don’t ever do something as disgusting as incorporating dead soldiers into your election campaign yet that is exactly what Liberal candidate Grant Humes has done in Durham Ontario.

Not only does Humes use Remembrance Day as a campaign tool, he also uses it to attack his opponents as the Durham4vets website has negative NDP and Conservative links posted in its ‘See what the press has to say’ section (see here).

And quelle surprise, when you click the donate button, check out where it sends you (see here)

Also: See earlier post where the Liberal Party president used our dead soldiers to attack here

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18 Responses to “Liberal candidate uses war vets as political fodder in campaign signs”

  1. Chris Says:

    Yeah, but how eles to you get soldiers on our streets with guns…. I hate Liberals.

  2. john Says:

    Well… what should be bothering everyone – but seems to have been completely missed by you blue apologists / attack puppies, is the fact that your exalted leader is screwing veterans over ? Precisely what the awareness campaign is all about.
    Veterans affairs are political as long as politicians are making the decisions… and unless we highlight an existing plight – there’s no impetus for change.
    So, rather than just attacking a local guy running for office and highlighting a HUGE problem, how about addressing the issue he’s raising? You like photo ops over burial plots for veterans?
    Shame on you….
    Furthermore, there’s a place on the site where you can donate to the issue only and not the Liberal Party, so what are you complaining about?

    • BC Blue Says:

      More Liberal justification self-outed by moronic and predictable shilling by this crap: “blue apologists / attack puppies” and “your exalted leader”

      And by using a phony email like “prvtjohn@gmail.com” shows what a disgusting person you really are.

  3. Paul Burling Says:

    Two points. #1. John’s point might have some validity were in not for the fact the issue of payments for vetereans funerals dates back to 2001. Correct me if I’m wrong John, but were the Liberals not in power until 2006?

    #2 Given the fact that there is an active election campaign going on in the riding of Durham, any advertising or literaturefrom Durham4Vets.org featuring the Liberal logo must be accounted for in market value for Humes campaign spending.

  4. Durham Voter Says:

    Thank you for posting this. I live in the Durham riding and am disgusted by these signs. Humes also has many signs out that just say “Vote Liberal” without his name on them. Voters also need to know that dipper candidate Larry O’Connor does not now, nor has he ever lived in this riding (+ he was one of Boob Rae’s cast of idiots in the ’90s, which should have disqualified him immediately for further political aspirations).

  5. Sue Says:

    Whos the shameless egomaniac poseur in the middle?

  6. Liz J Says:

    Liberals and NDP are blatant hypocrites. Neither of them have any room to critique the Conservative government of Stephen Harper on anything pertaining to the Military or their Vets after the shameful accusations they made re the troops in Afghanistan. This Conservative government has respect and appreciation for the military and all their Veterans and is doing their best to rectify years of neglect by past Liberal governments.

  7. Jen Says:

    This government has done more for the Veterans than the LPC ever did.

    BTW Lizj, I wonder if they repaid? I doubt it, since their comrades within the lpc still owe loans to EC.

    Filing deadline extended for six NDP leadership candidates

    http://o.canada.com/2012/09/25/0926-ndp-leadership/

  8. Paul Burling Says:

    Uhh, allow me to point out the obvious. Those campaign signs violate Elections Canada Laws.

    Message must be authorized
    320. A candidate or registered party, or a person acting on their behalf, who causes election advertising to be conducted shall mention in or on the message that its transmission was authorized by the official agent of the candidate or by the registered agent of the party, as the case may be.

  9. Paul Burling Says:

    By the way, I just did a post on my blog using a link I got from Humes. Looks like Liberals might have some egg on their faces on this one: 3. The survivor estate exemption was reduced in 1995 from approximately $24,030 to $12,015 as part of Veterans Affairs budget reductions. So this means that a Veteran’s estate if valued at more than $12,000 would not make that person’s surviving spouse eligible for support for a dignified and respectful funeral. This amount is considerably less than the poverty level and has not been adjusted since 1995.

  10. marven whidden Says:

    Certain things in life you don’t exploit. Children, elderly and veterans are there among the top. Those who live in the federal riding of Durham may have noticed these new red signs sprouting up with the slogan “Support our Veterans”.
    Then you look at the bottom left corner and realize it’s a campaign sign for Liberal candidate Grant Humes. The timing of these opportunistic signs proves there is no depth some of these politicians will sink to garner votes.
    To exploit these women and men, who sacrificed their lives so we didn’t have to for the sake of political gain, is beyond shameless.
    Mr. Humes Facebook page has erupted with outrage by many in the community. Stating he is trying to send out the message concerning the treatment our vets are receiving, or not receiving is a weak effort at best. Even Mr. Humes former campaign manger admits that the “timing may be seen as controversial”. Of course with most politicians it’s never their fault. Grant was kind enough to let people know that it was Stephen Harper who called the by-election, not him. You didn’t have to put up the signs Grant, nobody forced you. You didn’t have to promote it on your Facebook, yet you did. You could have brought forward veterans to share their plight with us, but you didn’t.
    I went to this website and in my opinion it was nothing more than a campaign website with articles on what other parties haven’t done for our veterans. Sadly, if you click on the donate button it takes you to another page where you can donate to the Liberal party, not the vets.
    Mr. Humes, our vets are not for votes. Anyone who uses Remembrance Day for his or her own personal gain is nothing short of desperate. This country has had enough with politicians pulling this kind of crap on their constituents to last all of us a lifetime. These brave and heroic people who have served us deserve our utmost respect. They are not pawns to be used with in a political game.
    Please take down these signs and apologize

  11. Paul Burling Says:

    Must have been an oversight, because neither Bob Rae nor Humes even mentioned veterans when Rae visited the riding on October 1st. http://www.durhamregion.com/news/article/1511778–liberal-leader-bob-rae-visits-bowmanville

  12. LynnS Says:

    I was stunned listening to Evan Solomon yesterday talk about the difference between the American and Canadian media when it comes to reporting on the personal lives of public figures in the context of the Patreaus story. Apparently, the CBC and by extension the Canadian media thinks it crosses the line. So how does this explain the Vic Toews character assassination? Oh yes, it was “in the public domain”, courtesy of the Liberals; so it didn’t cross any lines to report on it. Would anyone have known about Vic Toews divorce if the CBC hadn’t reported on it? It brings to mind all these “leaks” the CBC is privy to.

    Clearly this was not a case of “national security”. But that didn’t matter. The only purpose was to smear Vic Toews and make a story out of the mystery blogger. Not to mention Trudeau Jr. jumping on the bandwagon. Lots of inside baseball here. Mulcair must be jealous.


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