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The charming Mr. Goodyear


 

Select excerpts from Gary Goodyear’s responses to opposition questions during QP today.

Mr. Speaker, the member is absolutely wrong.

The member may not know but the auto industry spans the entire continent and we have been working well with the Americans.

Mr. Speaker, the first thing I would like to do is welcome the member to the House of Commons here in Ottawa. Obviously he has either not been here or not paying attention.

Mr. Speaker, this member is absolutely incorrect. I suppose that is okay because that member is voting against the budget anyway.

Mr. Speaker, I mentioned it earlier, but the member was probably not listening, so I will say it again a little bit slower this time.

If the member would slow down and read the budget, she would see $5.1 billion of additional new funding. 

Mr. Speaker, I wonder what the hon. member wishes us to do when most of the cars that we build here in Canada are sold in the United States. The member may not know this but the United States is in a serious recession right now and it is not buying cars.


 
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The charming Mr. Goodyear

  1. I cringe with embarrassment every time this member’s name comes up. I’m not actually in his riding, but it is far too close for comfort. So I’d just like to say, please don’t judge our region by this man.

    • Agreed. At least we can be proud of Andrew Telegdi, who was a heck of an MP (until he got voted out for another conservative lightweight last year, but I’m trying to focus on the positive here!).

      • Andrew Telegdi was, and hopefully will be again, one heck of an MP. Also keeping with the positive, at least Mr. Braid hasn’t, thus far, done anything to completely humiliate us–that I’m aware of, that is.

  2. And I cringe because the only language he can speak is English. Ever heard of learning Canada’s official language? It’s embarrassing that these people hold such high office and only speak English. Then again, it’s embarrassing that most Bloc MP’s refuse to learn English but what can you do.

    • To be fair, that’s not entirely true… many, if not most, of the Bloc members can hold their own in English, they just refuse to let on that they are capable of it.

      You should hear them heckle in English!

    • Yes, unilingual Canadians are such an embarassment I wish I could shrivel up into a ball. Such a humiliation! How dare he enter Canadian politics when he speaks a single official language that is spoken by only 80% of the Canadian population!

  3. Is there a suave way to throw billions of dollars of stolen money into a black hole?

    • AHB, that’s the thing about black holes. The stolen money gets sucked in, never to serve any useful purpose again. No throwing, suave or otherwise, required. Which, actually, says a lot about this and prior government spending.

  4. My theory is that they’re auditioning candidates to see who will become the new Peter Van Loan since they don’t want to render Jay Hill completely unable to work with the other House leaders. Last week, it was Peter Kent’s turn to wow the crowds; today. it was Gary Goodyear, and if anyone at QP prep has been paying attention to Public Safety, sometime soon they’ll figure out a way to get Blake Richards up there, because he definitely has what it takes to become the next great hyperpartisan sniper.

    • How can you make out what he’s saying over the incoherent cat calls?

    • I’d put a bet on Del Mastro or Dykstra.

  5. Newsflash: Gary Goodyear responds to partisan attacks in Question Period with partisan responses. Film at eleven.

    • Updated newsflash….Goodyear perfectly capable of lashing out without prompting.

      Film available from any committee meeting he’s attended.

      • Super update newsflash…. At least he isn’t running around calling people liers. Any film of Jack Layton last fall.

        • or liars as you will.

  6. haha andrew telegdi.. what a joke of a politician…how long did he hold that seat for? and how little respect did he get from his own party?

    oh and Al Heck Brakes, yes there is and i’m sure that the tories are learning quite well from their liberal predecessors…

    • Dax Mees, you know the CONs refuse to learn anything from any one, well, except the Diefenbacker 1962-63 program, the bluster, fluster and frothing years. Apparently, Harper’s psychic dresser has the Chief on speed-dial when it comes to delving into the partisan bag-o-tricks.

    • If by “joke” you mean a man of integrity, who let no one, whether from his own party or others, lessen his commitment to doing the right thing, I agree.

      I don’t care what party you support, this is the kind of person we need in Parliament. The issues may be different, but surely you support integrity? Or, perhaps not.

    • I think you have stumbled onto an important epiphany. Only politicians you agree with are sane. Everyone else is stark raving mad. Welcome to the wonderful world of blind partisanship!

    • this is not “lately”— it’s just that there wasn’t that great a focus on Goodyear prior when he was not in cabinet. But his temper is well known around political circles and his appointment to cabinet took many by surprise.

      • I agree. I vaguely remember some full page of whining on his website about something that happened in committee. Was he booted as Chair? Something like that, anyway.

  7. Hey Aaron,

    How about posting the questions that led to these snide responses. I’m sure because they were not from the Conservatives that they weren’t the least bit snide or partisan, but why don’t you just humour us?

    • You clearly should watch/listen to QP because then you’ll see that doing so would be pointless. Goodyear isn’t fighting fire with fire here.

  8. I just felt sorry for his kids.

  9. Maybe if more of the the press called out some of the worst offenders during the Question Period brawls, it might start to look a little less like the kids are in charge.

    • Yes, why are the media silent on names? I can see that occasionally a reporter might be unsure of who said what, but surely most of the time they know.

  10. Layton: Does the government realize that its laissez-faire attitude toward the manufacturing industry has led to this disaster?
    Goodyear: Mr. Speaker, the member is absolutely wrong…

  11. Valeriote: Why does the government refuse to cooperate on a Canadian auto strategy?
    Goodyear: … The member may not know but the auto industry spans the entire continent and we have been working well with the Americans…

  12. Valeriote: Why has the government failed to work with the industry and auto workers to achieve viable long-term solutions through a national auto strategy?
    Goodyear: Mr. Speaker, the first thing I would like to do is welcome the member to the House of Commons here in Ottawa. Obviously he has either not been here or not paying attention…

  13. Paquette: Mr. Speaker, after its ideological cuts to culture, the Conservative government is going after university research by giving funding priority to scholarships for business-related research and thus neglecting all other social sciences. Will the government stop its attempt to take ideological control of university research, a move that is being unanimously denounced by students, professors and presidents in all universities?
    Goodyear: Mr. Speaker, the member is absolutely incorrect. I suppose that is okay because that member has voted against the budget anyway…

  14. Paquette: Will the Conservatives give up their simplistic ideas that are counter-productive to research, rectify the situation and leave universities free to conduct the research they feel needs to be done?
    Goodyear: Mr. Speaker, I mentioned it earlier, but the member was probably not listening, so I will say it again a little bit slower this time…

  15. Lavallée: Will the government finally listen to reason, set aside its ideology and restore funding for these programs?
    Goodyear: … If the member would slow down and read the budget, she would see $5.1 billion of additional new funding…

  16. Garneau: Mr. Speaker, it is the same old story. We all know that President Obama is investing massive amounts in research and development, we all know that we must balance our transportation needs against our pressing environmental commitments, and we recognize that the survival of the automotive sector depends on producing vehicles consumers will buy. Given all that, I have the following question. Why are the Conservatives not investing more to stimulate innovation in the automotive sector?
    Goodyear: Mr. Speaker, I wonder what the hon. member wishes us to do when most of the cars that we build here in Canada are sold in the United States. The member may not know this, but the United States is in a serious recession right now and it is not buying cars…

  17. The charming Layton, Valeriote, Paquette, Lavallée, & Garneau.
    There. Fixed it for you.

    • Oops, I intended to include Goodyear as well in that charming collection.
      There. Fixed it for me.

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