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This week in QP: Fantino and veterans, Trudeau and the Senate

The House’s first week back from a winter break was raucous


 
House of Commons

House of Commons

The House of Commons returned from a six-week winter break. Here’s how the first days back unfolded.

MONDAY
When the newest MPs took their seats
TUESDAY
Goodale wonders about choked railways
WEDNESDAY
Harper pooh-poohs Trudeau’s Senate gambit
THURSDAY
Mulcair and Fantino spar on service cuts

 

This week in QP: Fantino and veterans, Trudeau and the Senate

  1. What Trudeau did was of little real value but it indicates a good mindset in that he can think less senate bloat in decision making is good thing.

    Reality is Ottawa is a huge parasite on our economic well being, with devalued money and hidden and real taxes up, we have less to spend on other peoples jobs.

    If you tax 50,000 people to buy a job, then collectively 50,000 people will spend less on someone else’s job. Government is desperate to keep the ruse of government bloat alive.

    Good news on devalued money is it hits MPs, Senators, governemtn unions too. Bad news is their wages, benefits and pensions are 100% inflation indexed and ours is not.

    More government, less for the people. Its the only option on our statism rigged ballots….the ruse of Canadian democracy as media wil never support a less government option on the statism rigged ballot. There is a reason CBC is owned by Ottawa, manage the people with illusions, lies, deception to get their money for back room deals, inflated contracts, defective F35s, non-value added corrupt wars, wine and cheese…..

    We are economic slaves of state. Most important liberty, economic liberty is denied to us. We work hard for the government and don’t get the benefits.

    • Great piece, couldn’t of said it better myself.

    • You would just *love* Somalia.

  2. Trudeau hasn’t even been PM or leader of a federal party for a year now, and he already has left a legacy in Ottawa. Harper is there 8 years now, and still hasn’t carved out a legacy yet. The only legacy Harper does have right now is though, corruption in the PMO and the senate, and a hand book on how to rig elections, called ROBO.

  3. I think Kipling sums up the interaction between Veterans and The Government quite nicely
    In 2004:
    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
    An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.

    Curiously, now that the war is over, the following verse is apropos:

    In 2014:
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
    But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot.

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