QP Live: The government can’t find an easy win

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None of the government’s objectives is without its haters. The Tories are expected to approve the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline before tomorrow’s end, a decision that would infuriate the opposition New Democrats, determined environmentalists, and myriad aboriginal groups. Northern Gateway has its supporters, including an influential cadre of business leaders, but the government is bound to lose some sleep as the pipeline plan moves forward.

The Tories can’t even get away with a court appointment in Quebec. Rocco Galati, a Toronto lawyer who watches the government’s every appointment to the bench, is challenging the eligibility of the Quebec Court of Appeal’s newest appointee. Galati claims Robert Mainville, a judge on the Federal Court, isn’t eligible for the position because he hasn’t been a member of the Quebec bar for five years. The Constitution dictates that appointees must be members of the bar. Galati told the CBC that his challenge is “nothing personal.” Nevertheless, he’s opening his wallet to take the decision to court. “Here I go again. Digging into the line of credit.”

Just another couple of headaches for a Tory government that’s spent the spring fighting for every inch.

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QP Live: The government can’t find an easy win

  1. I still don’t understand a guy(DD) s allowed to be asking questions in the HOC will under investigation by the law. There is something not right about it.

  2. NDP are like insatiable rabid animals. Never working with anybody to make better results. Just organized union bully mentality, economically illiterate, prey on peoples need for envy, hate of others for a vote types. They appeal to the unintelligent.

    Northern Gateway is good for Canada, means jobs, means income, means government revenue to support the few good things they do for common good, the millions of able on social assistance of one type or another…most often unwilling to move for jobs.

    But we are on average a economically stupid nation. In the end, if you want food, iPads, a modern life, you need to do something for it. Goes for countries too. If we don’t generate something the world wants, Somalia, Argentina and other economically ruined countries may be our future.

    As money is like a stock in a country, if you can’t produce something of value to the world, the currency/stock becomes valueless. And in high tax inflated Canada, we need more producers and less able-takers.

    Its why I invest new money offshore, better returns and less currency devastation. Too many idiots like Wynne, Horwath think investors should go to work to lose value. Investors are like workers, we don’t job/invest to lose money or lose value. And devalued money means a negative value return.

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