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‘This is not a game’


 

Stephen Harper, Thursday. “This is not a card game … This is not a game.”

Globe and Mail, tonightThis week, on the heels of their new resolve to defeat the government, the Liberals announced they would no longer attend the EI working group … On Thursday, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley decided to capitalize on this and cast the Tories as the party that had been stood up in the affair.

She summoned TV cameras and photographers to take pictures of her meeting on EI without the Liberals and lamenting the rival party’s absence from the talks. Ms. Finley held this event in the same room the two parties had used in past weeks to discuss the now-aborted venture, making chit chat with fellow Tory MP Pierre Poilievre as the cameras rolled.

At one point, journalists there to capture the scene asked Ms. Finley to speak up – but she replied that she had only intended to be seen rather than heard. “I was just trying to mouth it for you,” she said. An artificial dialogue then ensued for the cameras.


 

‘This is not a game’

  1. Politicians "acting" in front of cameras. What else is new? The only story here is that Ms. Finley was so clumsy at it. For most politicians, the ability comes naturally.

  2. Politicians "acting" in front of cameras. What else is new? The only story here is that Ms. Finley was so clumsy at it. For most successful politicians, the ability comes naturally.

    • But imagine how much more fun it would be if they had to deliver their talking points via charades?

      1 word. 4 syllables. First syllable. Sounds like. Go? Sow? Co? Co–!
      Second syllable. Letter near the start of the alphabet. A? A! Coa–

    • But imagine how much more fun it would be if they had to deliver their talking points view charades?

      1 word. 4 syllables. First syllable. Sounds like. Go? Sow? Co? Co–!
      Second syllable. Letter near the start of the alphabet. A? A! Coa–

  3. She should take a few pointers from Kermie:)

      • Thank you kindly sir. I did. It's been long and glorous here, lots of sun, surf and sexy whales. Summer not so good back east i hear?

        • What is this summer of which you speak? In Toronto we basically had April-in-July; August was OK, but by then I'd had enough and headed West! Was in the Okanagan and in Glacier Park and came back thinking that BC is the most beautiful place on earth.

          • I have to concur re: BC. Although, Alberta is no slouch either and the Yukon is a priceless gem. Ah! We live in a great country…don't we now!

    • Thanks! Welcome back, kc!

      • Thanks guys. Don't know if i'm really back yet…guess i will be when i rejoin my family up north. Anyhow, i purposely cut myself off from politics [ apart from a few crafty nips at the cbc under the counter, so to speak. Except for you guys i didn't miss it at all; i seriously wonder if there's any point in caring at all? But care we must.
        Looking forward to plugging in again to the best , sanest and most rewarding/ interesting msm blog in the country.

  4. Where's the video of Finley and Poilievre putting on a kindergarten pageant?

    These people are idiots.

  5. Welcome back, kc.

    Am I the only one who finds it strange that public scrutiny should be allowed in a committee the moment it stops being a working committee, and not a moment sooner?

  6. Honestly, the Harper government's decision to put esily to the most unlikeable politicians ever elected to the House of Commons as the public face of the EI issue boggles the mind. unemployed and depressed Canadians watching this process see a little punk and a booze swilling, chain smoking grouchy lady whose hubby just made the Senate- double dipping on the public teat for as much as they can.

    I just wrote a check to the Liberal party for the maximum after seeing this article about them 'mouthing it' for the cameras. I'm 'mouthing' something to Ms. Finley right now…

    • I'm 'signing' something to her.

  7. Come on Bill. She's no more pathetic than watching Ralph, Denis, and Dominic answer questions this week. There is more than enough self interest showing from both parties.

  8. "… but if it is a game, we're winning" he went on to say.

    • LOL, perfect!

  9. OMG, they're no longer playing chess, they're playing charades!!! The Libs are doomed now! AAAAAH!

  10. Will Finley and Poilievre be sending the bill for this day of 'work' to the Canadian Taxpayer?

  11. Is there any video of this "photo shiit" anywhere?

    Ooops. Typo. Pressed the wrong key. That should be "photo shoot". Sorry about that. Won't happen again.

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