Shocker! A Non-Scandal Post

Prime Minister’s Historic Address at the Parliament of Westminster:

 

Direct link here.

Actual Canadian media coverage here.

Bravo PM Harper!!

 

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Update

Richco advises us to keep an eye on SNN for news coverage our PM’s trip.

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72 Responses to Shocker! A Non-Scandal Post

  1. Liz J says:

    What a feeling of pride one gets listening to this address to the British House by Prime Minister Harper. Actually it’s classic, he delivers his message so clearly and he means it, nothing phony.

    We have a treasure, no one compares to him on the global stage. This is a man who loves his position and it shows. He also knows of what he speaks.

  2. Steve Fournier says:

    Truly a proud moment for Canada.

  3. Fay says:

    I am very proud of Stephen Harper , Prime Minister of Canada.

  4. Richco says:

    SNN had it as it’s lead story almost all day. Akin’s had the PM’s trip for a few days.

  5. Bec says:

    The comments on the link are abysmal, so disappointing that there are crazed Canadians who are so partisan.
    I was always proud to be a Canadian when ANY PM made our country stand out. The idiots that can’t do that have been brainwashed via the education system and the unintended (or intended?) consequences of social media. It’s not education, it’s gossip. Sad.

    • Richco says:

      The CTV comments may be awful Bec but it’s because that network plays to its liberal base.

      The SNN linked comments are much more in line with sentiments here.

      The PM has very definitely done us all proud and the usual liberal media puppies can’t stand that, so they hang on to whatever scandal-of-the-week they can spin.

      Nothing’s changed from the day Harper was first elected to PM. What’s changed is that he’s outsmarted the media pretty much at every turn.

      Do I think he’s got a bit of a mess now? Maybe?

      I also think though that he knows what he has to do with respect to moving past it all. He’s done it before and he’ll do it again.

  6. Bubba Brown says:

    Indeed we can stand proud with our articulate PM he knows, that the things that are truly valuable do not go out of fashion.
    Drives the progressive types crazy, hence the comments, their vitriol is doing no harm to anyone but themselves.
    That gentle readers is what a Leader and Leadership looks like, good Job PM SH!
    Passes their understanding that PM Stephen Harper is their PM also.
    He is doing a good job and we can all stand a little taller.
    One has only look to the Leader of Her Majesties Loyal Opposition and his bad hair day yesterday and his reported attempt to bully the officers, threatening their jobs.
    That if true is shameful and hypocritical particularly in a party that gives so much blather to Equality.
    Best comment?
    At least this NDP-Q leader had his pants on when questioned by the police.
    As for the Senate Scandal I read a transcript of the Wallin / Mandsbridge interview.
    That is one savvy Lady, she took ownership, responsibility and will accept whatever reparations are necessary beyond what she has already done.
    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/06/13/pamela_wallin_i_take_full_responsibility_for_this.html?NewsWatchCanada.ca
    The real scandal is the unbalanced reporting by Maggot Media.
    Their golden rule?
    It ain’t larceny when a Liberal does it.

    • wilson says:

      ”…I’ve had camera crews outside the old folks’ home in Wadena where my mother who has dementia lives…”
      The Media Maggots don’t get that Wadena is not Toronto.
      That media stunt won Sen Wallin the benefit of the doubt in every rural community across the prairies, regardless of how they vote.

      • Fay says:

        Everyone in southwest Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan has watched the CBC come in and demand unattainable entitlements when covering major curling events in past years. CBC has zero respect already and you better believe that the stunt the media is pulling in Wadena will be the talk of every coffee shop for miles around. Pamella Wallin’s support will be massive.
        Who in Canada supports the disgusting behaviour of the media ??
        The At Issue pile on after Pamela Wallin’s interview was disgusting. Especially you Chantelle Heibert who sarcastically smirks at the corruption in Quebec but is high and mighty about imperfections in anybody from Western Canada.
        This only reinforces bad feelings for Quebec from this baby boomer and according to the news this morning we are now the majority of the population in Canada.

        • Liz J says:

          If scandal seeking is the main objective of many of those in our media who call themselves journalists, purveyors of the factual news, they are anything but. In fact they’re tabloid seeking gossip mongers and we cannot take anything they report as fact.

          They have no right to harass public figures going about their personal lives, camping out at their homes is taking them to a level they cannot recover from. They cannot go any lower and have a modicum of credibility.

        • Greg says:

          Yes, Quebec, where the sitting premier while drunk, and with his mistress in the car beside him, struck and killed a pedestrian, then drove away. Never punished. Levesque has major streets named after him in Montreal and Quebec City, and a statue on the grounds of their ‘National’ Assembly. But let’s hound a journalist that supports the wrong party.

        • Bec says:

          So well said, Fay!

  7. Bubba Brown says:

    Yes we are the majority Fay!
    We will develop our industry, there are opportunities in the West.
    I have an cartoon out of a book from the 1800’s it shows Canada’s map superimposed on a cow, it is being fed in the Western Provinces, being milked in Ontario and Quebec and guess what is coming out the other end on the Maritimes.
    We now can elect a Majority without Quebec, Liberals/NDP-Q hate that.
    That is why the MM is all over us, they want to turn back the clock.

    “And not by eastern windows only,
    When daylight comes, comes in the light;
    In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly!
    But westward, look, the land is bright!”
    Arthur Clough 1819-1861

    Setting up camp outside a seniors residence, now that is a new low even for Media Maggots.
    Having had parents in residence and currently a daily visitor, helping to feed my Mother-in-law.
    Being a kind and caring presence to those who no longer able to fend for themselves.
    Seeing family members slowly fading albeit in a peaceful and caring residence.
    That, that is a bridge too far and absolutely shameful, disgusting.
    Like little Mr Mildewski’s sniveling insolence in the last election people will remember.
    I know I will.

  8. Liz J says:

    I think what really burns the butts of the media party members is the fact Stephen Harper and his Conservatives attained Majority without Quebec.
    Adding to their troubles is the fact the NDP have attained official opposition thanks to Quebec. They don’t do as much wining and dining as their beloved Liberals so it’s time to pull out all the stops for the Shiny Prince of Pi.
    They just cannot get over it, it really can’t be healthy for their poor brains to harbor such hatred, I’m sure some are on anti-hypertensives over it.

    • Greg says:

      What really PO’s the maggot media is the fact that with the conservatives in charge none of the head maggots will ever get a senate appointment. That’s why they are going after Duffy and Wallin, while ignoring Harb who spent more than the other 2 combined.

  9. bettie says:

    Not much coverage in the MM on PM Harper’s speech. Nothing to report… it was too good. If he had stumbled, it would be headline news in every newspapers and on TV. I think that’s the media’s trick… just ignore the PM when he’s accomplishing important things for Canada. That does not mean not going on ad infinitum on any scandle they can sniff out or manufacture.

    However, Colin Horgan managed to find one Labour MP, John Spellar, who was not impressed with the speech. (Article on National Newswatch) Horgan quoted John Spellar at great length, saying the PM’s speech was partisan and ‘not prime ministerial. Apparently the Conservatives at the event were impressed, but Horgan doesn’t deign to quote them… only the one negative comment he could find.

    • wilson says:

      Enormous honor for PMSH to be invited to speak, another positive note for the history books, and nothing the media maggots write can ruin that.

      • bettie says:

        I’ve just looked on pm.gc.ca the gallery of pictures in England and France. Wow! just wow!! During his speech, the audience looked so interested and engaged in what he said. I wish those pictures would be more widespread.

  10. wilson says:

    Grace Foundation (seniors charity group that was trying to raise funds to buy furniture) lost money, organizers want Justin Trudeau to give back the $20,000 they paid him for speaking at the fundraiser…… it was a flop, he didn’t bring in the crowd they expected.

    • Bubba Brown says:

      Here is the article wilson, I guess shiny pony don’t do refunds, how Liberal of him.
      He flops at fundraising too.
      http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/14/justin-trudeau-speaking-fees-charity_n_3443439.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics

    • Bec says:

      So hysterical…..watch him give it a back finally, give a smooth, orchestrated verse while doing it and all from the ‘maggot’ will be forgiven…..

      Brad Wall has made a statement re this on FB…..YES!

      THIS coronation re the MM’s is starting to feel and smell much like that of the Count. This is a huge deal, HUGE!~

      • wilson says:

        Yup, the Prince of Pi also missed 2 votes in the House on the day he was paid to speak at the Literacy event in Saskatchewan.
        He abandoned his responsibilities as an MP to make a cool $20k.
        He’s in it for the (present and future) money and fame, not for Canadians.
        The dude has a flippin’ agent to book his speaking tour.!!!

  11. Liz J says:

    Does anyone know why in Hades Bug Doctor Suzuki is still employed by the CBC ? Does no one have the authority to put him out to pasture or is he signed to a lifetime contract?

    I used to have some respect for him, some years ago when he did “The Nature of Things” but he appears to have gone a tad bat crap crazy for the past few years.

  12. Bubba Brown says:

    Liz J Mr Suzuki is entitled to your money, to a humble genuflection if you encounter him in public.
    DO NOT APPROACH! He will flip right out, he is not warm and fuzzy, trust me, even if you tell him how wonderful he is.
    As for Justin the Fund raiser NOT The charity that went in the hole to get his elevated genes?
    Well They could not even sell 150 tickets.
    20,000 + expences and no crowd?
    I could get more people if I took my shirt off, and would raise more if I put it back on. LOL Here is Ezras take hilarious
    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/06/20130614-130157.html

    • Liz J says:

      The charities that offered up $20 grand to hear/see the Shiny Pony must be as awe struck and as clueless he is.
      It certainly gives pause to anyone who donates to any charity to wonder just how their donations will be spent.

      Does the Shiny One think the LPC is a charity case? Does he know what charity means? Is the LPC a charity case doing fund raising?
      Like Ezra, I agree with Mulcair, it’s part of their job.

  13. fh says:

    link to hard copy for conservatives interested in PM Harper’s speech to UK parliament
    http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=749809

  14. fh says:

    video worth watching PM Trudeau and Natives problems
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CubVOe9iXl8&feature=youtu.be

  15. Liz J says:

    Andrew Coyne’s Conservative hate syndrome is showing again in his National Post column today. Since Rob Ford has a good shot at re-election we should change the electoral system. Should we laugh or cry?

  16. Bubba Brown says:

    Good morning all a couple of interesting thoughts here, Michael Coren asks why CBC isn’t interested in McGuinty, why Wynn gets to play the “stupid card”.
    Why hundreds of illegally deleted e-mails isn’t interesting?
    I guess staking out every KFC in Rob Fords area code is tiring.
    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2013/06/20130615-071148.html
    As for Justin speech giver and inspirational speaker, well he did have a contract, he did his part.
    Veni, Vidi, Bombus!
    I think however he would have been wise to have been a little more charitable with the charity.
    It would not only have been the right thing to do but would have generated a lot of positive publicity.
    Just sayin’

    • Martin says:

      The quote from Jason Kenney is priceless and Jr should absolutely be made to wear it.

      “Middle class Canadians give money to charities; they do not take $20,000 cheques”

      • wilson says:

        You are what you do.
        Greedy rich kid with no moral compass ….

        • Liz J says:

          Justin is inflicted with a double whammy , he’s in over his head and he hasn’t got a clue.

          Can anyone imagine him representing us as PM anywhere on the world stage?

  17. ed says:

    Former Liberal senator convicted of fraud begins jail term
    By Greg Weston, National Affairs Specialist, CBC News
    Posted: Jun 14, 2013 5:37 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 14, 2013 7:01 PM ET

    Excerpts:

    “Former Liberal senator Raymond Lavigne has been sent to jail for breach of trust and defrauding the Senate of more than $10,000 in phoney travel expense claims.”

    “Lavigne was convicted of having filed mileage expense claims totalling $10,120 for 54 trips between Ottawa and Montreal made by one of his Senate staffers.”

    “The court found that Lavigne had enlisted his Senate office assistant to cut down 60 trees on a property the senator owns north of Ottawa.

    The work was done during office hours, at taxpayers’ expense, and the court ruled Lavigne’s sole motive was to save himself some money for the job.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/14/pol-weston-senator-raymond-lavigne-jail-fraud.html

    He was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by Jean Chretien.

    Excerpts:
    “Lavigne had faced a maximum 14 years in prison but the Crown asked for a sentence of 12 to 15 months.
    At his sentence hearing, prosecutors cited Lavigne’s lack of remorse, his repeated transgressions and the motivation of financial gain as aggravating factors.”

    But Lavigne’s lawyer argued the public humiliation he faced as a result of the charges, and the fact he repaid the cost of having the staff do work on his property, should ease the sentence.
    His lawyer also drew upon Lavigne’s upbringing in “extreme poverty” as one of 14 children of a bread-delivery man in Montreal.”

    By: Stephanie Levitz The Canadian Press, Published on Thu Jun 16 2011

    http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2011/06/16/former_liberal_senator_sentenced_to_six_months_in_jail_for_fraud.html

    Note that Liberal mentality.

    • Richco says:

      When CTV reported this story ed, they conveniently left out the part of about this Senetor was a LIBERAL Senator. In fact Lisa La-la-la used it as a segway story to take shots at Duffy gate and the RCMP investigation.

      She had no trouble identifying Duffy’s party or that the RCMP were investigating CONSERVATIVES.

  18. ed says:

    As noted by Bec and others here’s some more:

    Saskatchewan premier says Trudeau should return $20K speaking fee to literacy group
    REGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he won’t apologize for saying federal Liberal…
    by The Canadian Press on Saturday, June 15, 2013 6:14am – 49 Comments

    “In February, Liberal leadership hopeful Martin Cauchon questioned Trudeau’s judgement in continuing to collect public speaking fees while serving as an MP. Cauchon said speaking to charities and other non-profit entities should be part of an MP’s regular duties.”

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/06/15/saskatchewan-premier-says-trudeau-should-return-20k-speaking-fee-to-literacy-group/

    • wilson says:

      QP today:
      “I’ve been blessed with high hopes from Canadians all my life”
      says the Prince of Pi

      OMG, he thinks he was born to lead the world!!!!!!

      • wilson says:

        oooops, Trudeau is going to make right on his speaking fees.

        • Martin says:

          http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trudeau-to-offer-return-of-20000-speaking-fee/article12588572/

          Here is the link: He would pretty well be forced to do so after his handlers talked with him, the optics are just too bad politically. As a politician he should know that, but as in so many instances his initial reaction is the wrong one.
          It is the initial response which represents the real person, people will be apt to remember it.

        • Fay says:

          I believe loving “uncle” Craig Oliver ordered Justin Trudeau to repay speaking fees from charitable events after watching CTV Question Period today. Craig Oliver went on to announce that he was going to BC next week to speak at a charitable event for free. Kevin Newman also announced he speaks for free at charitable events.
          The interview between kevin Newman and Justin is something to behold. Justin tells Kevin he is in demand to speak because of his great speaking ability not his famous name!!! Nothing humble about the prince of PI.

          • wilson says:

            Uncle Craig loaned him a moral compass for the show.

            This stink will stick to the Prince of Pi cuz it illustrated who he is, an elitist in the 1% club, raised to think he can do no wrong.

      • Liz J says:

        Well, you never know, he was born on Christmas day was he not?

  19. Liz J says:

    “Despite some worthy competition, Dalton McGuinty wins gold at Scandalpalooza”, great headline in NP that links to Rex Murphy column. He has the Dalton pegged well. Too bad the voters of Ontario were voting brain free Liberal for the past three elections.

    A person of character doesn’t make a mess and run off. Dalton “promised” he would serve a full term if re-elected, with the last of his long list of broken “promises” he scuttled off like a coward.

    • wilson says:

      Hudak gained seats last election, the antiCons had deep pockets.
      Next election the PCs will win.

      • Richco says:

        nice thought wilson but in Ontario where the teacher unions rule all of the pandering is with one thing in mind…..read Lorrie here and it will explain everything.

        You should know that before Kathleen Wynne was Premier, Transportation and Education Minister, she was a trustee at the Toronto District School Board for years. Before that she headed up an advocacy group called Metro Parents Network which along with People for Education sided with the teacher unions about pretty much everything. I seem to recall that these so-called parent advocates served coffee and muffins to the teachers on the picket-lines.

        It’s been a cozy relationship all along.

        http://www.torontosun.com/2013/06/14/wynne-courts-teachers-with-our-money

        • Liz J says:

          Wynne obviously didn’t leave her history of cozy relationships with teachers at the door when she was chosen by her party to lead when her predecessor quit in a big hurry to avoid the tough questions or take responsibility for his own mess.

          The NDP leader will not fight this, they are sucking up to the unions as well, to hell with the poor suckers working long hours and trying to keep afloat with ever increasing taxes.

          • Richco says:

            Hi Liz J – no, Wynne sure didn’t leave her cozy relationship with the teacher union at the door when she was elected Premier by some of her own party.

            Remember that day? When the teacher unions bussed thousands of teachers from around the province to picket that event?

            It wasn’t until afterward that it was discovered that the same unions who picketed that event were also donating to some of their favorite candidates to win. Any guess who those candidates were?

            A prelude to the next provincial election campaign…..and bought too with the deal sealed by Liz Sandals for Kathleen Wynne.

            The McWynneWath government are just what the unions ordered.

            • Liz J says:

              Yeah Richco, talk about stacked decks eh?

              • Richco says:

                Yes, and it’s been stacked for many, many years.

                Those supposed parent advocacy groups were (and are) were started and supported with just this in mind.

                Oh, and I might mention that some of those parents who came through the ranks with Wynne are now on Toronto Council.

                They all “help” each other.

  20. Liz J says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all our fathers and happy memories of those who have left us.

  21. ed says:

    Trudeau says he’ll give the money back or do a second speaking engagement for free. Do you believe that? What a complete idiot!! The nerve of the guy!! Apparently; he also said, that although he was willing to pay back the money, he did no wrong. Taking money from charities is ok as long as they don’t complain. So that’s your so-called Liberal leader’s attitude. This guy makes Dion and Iggy look great -he’s that bad. Imagine, a school boy given the chance to run a country. How stupid can some people be? Actually, if we wanted to, we could go across this country and into high school classrooms and find hundreds and hundreds of senior students that have much more going for them than Trudeau will ever have. What is so maddening is the number of people that idolize him. Either they’re complete idiots as well or could it be that they’re lefties that have infiltrated every level of our institutions and organizations?

    • Liz J says:

      Well ed, I thought his appearance/speech was a flop so why would he think he could even attract flies if he tries again and why would they want him?
      His arrogance knows no bounds, he doesn’t know the meaning of charity.

      We have plenty of evidence the Leftist creep has been crawling through our educational systems at all levels for some time and they know it.

    • wilson says:

      The seniors charity begged Trudeau to donate his fees back, four months ago.
      He answered with ‘a deal is a deal’, so no.

      The opportunity to ‘make things right’ was 4 months ago.
      This is damage control, a self inflicted wound to his image as a compassionate (rich) nice guy .

    • Anne in swON says:

      He said he would give the money back “if it comes to that”. That’s a phrase used to imply something to be done as a last resort, as in, “I’ll do this or that and ‘if it comes to that’ I’ll do the other.”

  22. Anne in swON says:

    O/T – “Transport Canada orders removal of 8 huge wind turbines near Chatham Airport for safety reasons” http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2013/06/14/concerns-about-costs-of-demolition-and-if-chatham-kent-is-responsible?NewsWatchCanada.ca

    Hah! Take that McGuinty/Wynne!

  23. Martin says:

    Fay: “Justin tells Kevin he is in demand to speak because of his great speaking ability not his famous name!!”

    Right Kincardine High school on L Huron shore, couldn’t find an inspirational speaker between SW Ont and Montreal, so they paid him $10 large to speak. No word yet if they requested a refund, but ratepayers there surely deserve one.

    • wilson says:

      Maybe the school boards will be pressured to ask for a refund too?
      $20k could buy a lot of kids hot lunches, computers, sport equipment etc

      • Richco says:

        I don’t trust the school boards to actually USE the money for those things though wilson. They’re too busy attending posh retreats at luxury resorts.

        I say give the money back to the kids who had to buy tickets to see the event and let them spend it.

        • Richco says:

          A tornado watch has just been issues by Enviro. Canada for my area. Can’t happen twice can it.
          Signing off for the day.

  24. fh says:

    Perhaps love a great song for all John Denver wrote and dedicated to his mother
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7KJtqHyb2w

  25. Liz J says:

    All’s right in the world, Justin of Pi will give back his “hefty” fees he charged charities. Since he blamed the Conservatives for outing him guess the charities can thank Conservatives for getting their money back.

  26. Bec says:

    Insinuating the Conservatives are to blame for this outing of his greed is just beyond childish.
    Every Canadian, despite their political stripe should be furious that this man/boy felt entitled to not show up for his ‘day job’ to moonlight. This for me is the issue. He is paid by Canadians who work hard everyday and he is paid to be there unless THAT JOB requires him to be elsewhere.

    He’s a pitiful person and gets worse as he opens his mouth and injects his foot.

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