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On the campaign trail with Bev Oda


 

Minister of International Cooperation Bev Oda checked out the Tartan Day parade in Port Perry, Ontario. Before she started the parade she went to the The Wee Tartan Shop.

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Oda at Durham Farm Connections in Port Perry, Ontario.


 
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On the campaign trail with Bev Oda

  1. Ms.Oda looks good! She looks relaxed. That's nice to see.

    I certainly thinks she deserves a second chance. We all make mistakes, and what had happened in the 'not' affair was a stupid mistake.

    Oda had not deserved to be treated by the opposition parties the way they had treated her. She had apologized very early on, by telling everyone, openly, and in public, that her intent had never been to insinuate that it had been Kairos decision making to recommend the cuts. Ms.Oda had apologized for having created a state of confusion in that regard, and things should have taken a turn for the better from there on it. But, alas, they didn't, and on and on it went.

    I don't believe for a moment that her apology had been a fake. It had been a sincere apology to anyone who had been willing to listen to her at the time.

  2. Ms.Oda looks good! She looks relaxed. That's nice to see.

    I certainly thinks she deserves a second chance. We all make mistakes, and what had happened in the 'not' affair was a stupid mistake.

    Oda had not deserved to be treated by the opposition parties the way they had treated her. She had apologized very early on, by telling everyone, openly, and in public, that her intent had never been to insinuate that it had been Kairos decision making to recommend the cuts. Ms.Oda had apologized for having created a state of confusion in that regard, and things should have taken a turn for the better from there on it. But, alas, they didn't, and on and on it went.

    I don't believe for a moment that her apology had been a fake. It had been a sincere apology to anyone who had been willing to listen to her at the time.

    • I bet you do. Nothing like rewarding incompetence but subordinate loyalty with some haggis. I'm guessing it was the cow that had to use the shovel…

      • Best joke of the election so far.

        • Bang ON!

    • I expect the dementia must be kicking in, because most people don't think of "very early on" as nearly a year after the fact.

      • CIDA had not been confused about the 'not' insertion. Spokesperson for CIDA had mentioned as much during the committee hearings.

        Oda had apologized not a year after, but shortly after it was alleged that she had left the impression that it had been CIDA's recomendation to cancel funding. However, CIDA had always understood Oda's communication intent. It had been the opposition parties who were confused and had asked for clarification. Oda had given then the clarification on sereral occasions, and one of those occasions was the apology.

        But if you don't want to hear such apologies, then there is nothing any one of us can do about that.

  3. I bet you do. Nothing like rewarding incompetence but subordinate loyalty with some haggis. I'm guessing it was the cow that had to use the shovel…

  4. Best joke of the election so far.

  5. It's Ms. McNotty with an ethnic in a costume!

  6. It's Ms. McNotty with an ethnic in a costume!

  7. I see she ditched the shades and the smoke this time.

  8. I see she ditched the shades and the smoke this time.

  9. Funny, I didn't see John Biard in any of those pics

  10. Funny, I didn't see John Biard in any of those pics

  11. Isn't it amazing how willingly the press went along with destroying this fine, honourable woman, at the direction of Iggy,

    while now trying to prop up a woman known for berating honest civil servants at airports ect,

    again at the direction of Iggy.

    I suspect if Iggy could imagine some political advantage in tearing down Mother Theresa, Bryden and Ditchburn at the CP would concoct some story:

    "yes she fed the poor in Calcutta….but some are now suggesting (including Michael Ignatieff) that it actually contributed to their dependency and in fact harmed the children."

    "Notwithstanding these startling revelations about Mother Theresa, Harper was actually heard defending this woman of, now ill repute."

  12. Isn't it amazing how willingly the press went along with destroying this fine, honourable woman, at the direction of Iggy,

    while now trying to prop up a woman known for berating honest civil servants at airports ect,

    again at the direction of Iggy.

    I suspect if Iggy could imagine some political advantage in tearing down Mother Theresa, Bryden and Ditchburn at the CP would concoct some story:

    "yes she fed the poor in Calcutta….but some are now suggesting (including Michael Ignatieff) that it actually contributed to their dependency and in fact harmed the children."

    "Notwithstanding these startling revelations about Mother Theresa, Harper was actually heard defending this woman of, now ill repute."

    • Oh, was it feeding the poor for which Bev Oda was so terribly abused?

  13. "In other news, Harper was overheard after renting the movie 'Dracula", discussing his distaste for Vlad the Impaler….

    as historians have shown, while Vlad was known for piking his beheaded enemies on stakes, he was, in fact known to be quite a "progressive" man for his day…offering to feed and clothed those whom he beheaded in the days leading up to their murders.

    Harper offered no comment on why he would speak out against such progressivism in its day, and many experts now say this will only add to the perception of him being a callous power hungry man".

  14. "In other news, Harper was overheard after renting the movie 'Dracula", discussing his distaste for Vlad the Impaler….

    as historians have shown, while Vlad was known for piking his beheaded enemies on stakes, he was, in fact known to be quite a "progressive" man for his day…offering to feed and clothed those whom he beheaded in the days leading up to their murders.

    Harper offered no comment on why he would speak out against such progressivism in its day, and many experts now say this will only add to the perception of him being a callous power hungry man".

    • Where's all that Harper majority bravado, chet? You fold without much of a fight.

  15. Where's all that Harper majority bravado, chet? You fold without much of a fight.

  16. Oh, was it feeding the poor for which Bev Oda was so terribly abused?

  17. Bang ON!

  18. I expect the dementia must be kicking in, because most people don't think of "very early on" as nearly a year after the fact.

  19. CIDA had not been confused about the 'not' insertion. Spokesperson for CIDA had mentioned as much during the committee hearings.

    Oda had apologized not a year after, but shortly after it was alleged that she had left the impression that it had been CIDA's recomendation to cancel funding. However, CIDA had always understood Oda's communication intent. It had been the opposition parties who were confused and had asked for clarification. Oda had given then the clarification on sereral occasions, and one of those occasions was the apology.

    But if you don't want to hear such apologies, then there is nothing any one of us can do about that.

  20. Who is that sexy guy in the kilt?