Turnabout, fair play, etc.

by Aaron Wherry

Peter MacKay, responding to opposition questions, October 19I will note that when it comes to Bloc members, I wish they would spend just as much time standing up and protecting the interests of Canadian soldiers as they do for the vigour they seem to have for Taliban prisoners … The member has now asked, I believe, nine or ten questions on the Military Police Complaints Commission. I only wish he would bring that type of enthusiasm to support the men and women of the Canadian Forces.

Winnipeg Free Press, yesterdayA former member of Canada’s military says if Prime Minister Stephen Harper truly supports his troops, he’d change his government’s stance on a private member’s bill to improve the pension plans of the military and RCMP. Fred Newton, a 20-year veteran of the military in the communications branch, is one of hundreds of former military and RCMP officers pushing the Conservatives to help pass Bill C-201, a private member’s bill from NDP MP Peter Stoffer … ”You see Prime Minister Harper all the time saying we’ve got to support our troops and then (the Conservatives) go and turn around and vote against this,” said Newton. “It’s hypocritical.”

Turnabout, fair play, etc.

  1. I think that supporting our troops would mean more $$ for the troops in combat now, not to keep the retired ones comfortable at home.

    • Ouch. Tory times, tough times.

    • Yeah really. How long are they going to hold that "served my country" crap over our heads?

    • 'Cause the prospects of how one will be treated by one's government for serving one's country never enters one's thoughts.

  2. Regardless of the context, all MPs should slap themselves in the face anytime they pull that 'you like the Taliban more than the troops' mularky. Peter MacKay should, and does, know better.

    • Hear, hear.

      It's beyond disgusting. But I'm no longer sure he knows better. It's getting hard to escape the judgement that he's basically a despicable human being. From the Orchard betrayal, to calling Stronach a dog, to this statement, one wonders if the man even understands what honour means, on any level.

    • Bang on.
      Worried about tortured prisoners? Well geez, you hate our troops and love the Taliban.
      Don't like our crime bill? You must be a fan of pedophiles.
      You want evidence informing policy? You don't understand *real* Canadians, you impertinent egghead!

      Call me a brainy pedophilic terrorist, but I'm getting pretty sick of these guys.

      • Think there's a recession ahead? Stop talking down the Canadian economy.

        • Oh but it's working so well – look at the liberal's polling numbers?[sarcasim]

          • My Canada includes incompetent Liberals AND d*ckhead Conservatives.

      • Want to know what the government has actually spent on stimulus the way the Americans do and the Budget Office would like? Figure it out yourself, the Liberals are just trying to create a scandal because they have no policies.

        Want to know where the government has actually spent or committed to spend the stimulus across Canada? Figure it out yourself, the Liberals are just trying to create a scandal because they have no policies.

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