"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday 15 February 2015

Guest Post

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Canada Deserves Better": 

Sometimes one simply shouldn't check the Canadian news on-line.

Let's begin with a story in both the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, from Andy Blatchford of The Canadian Press datelined Ottawa, dated February 15.


"The big-ticket military mission to fetch fugitive Luka Rocco Magnotta from Germany in 2012 was ordered by a senior Conservative cabinet minister who considered it a matter of "national interest," The Canadian Press has learned.

In June 2012, the Air Force made a $376,128 decision to dispatch one of its largest aircraft to collect the accused killer in Berlin, where local police had collared him to end an international manhunt that made global headlines.

After Magnotta's conviction, National Defence released more than 1,700 pages of emails documenting the cost of repatriation, the debate over options and the scramble to which him home after he agreed to extradition, lest he change his mind.

The messages, obtained under the Access to Information Act, also offer a rare look behind the curtain at the government's efforts to keep details of the "sensitive" mission out of the public spotlight.

Peter MacKay, defence minister at the time, ordered then-general Walt Natynczyk to lend a hand "as soon as possible" after Montreal police asked for federal help"

I won't quote anymore but would point out that the story mentions other same-model aircraft (CC-150) have been configured to accommodate the prime minister, the Governor General and members of the Royal Family.

There's a lot more information in the CP story so go look for it. Makes me want to puke.

And then The Globe and Mail has an article by Roy MacGregor headed OTTAWA'S TRIBUTE TO THE CANADIAN FLAG IS EMBARRASSING

Today is the 50th anniversary of our flag. Did anyone know that? Did anyone know that the "federal government has allocated a mere $50,000 to celebrate the flag's birthday. That's less than 15% of what WE PAID to bring an ultimately convicted murderer and butcher back from Germany on the say-so of the minister of defence.

You know, it's high time that we had all government documents out in the open so we can have a forensic audit of all its SCREW-UPS. And in the meantime the entire governing party, and especially the Cabinet and its head should spend some solitary time in confinement, prior to their trials for running an humungous PONZI SCHEME with our money 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 15 February 2015 at 22:15


Anonymous said...

So what can we do?

We're "virtual victims" and our only opportunity comes every four years when we get to mark a piece of paper.

There is no justice in this system and the other two party leaders are certainly not viable options.

Anonymous said...

If Mulcair, who is a man, could adopt a more Liberal philosophy and become leader of that party, then Trudeau, who is still rather boyish, could run off with Eve Adams and have his own party. The rest of the NDP could just dangle as they simply don't have what it takes to form a government.


Anonymous said...

Aaargh ! I really did not need to know that !

Anonymous said...

Follow the money as always.In this town we have very serious enviornmental issues being ignored and all levels of government are aware.Please check out Wikipedia on Stouffville.We have the same problem and more here.

Anonymous said...

Nothing will be done until it boils over. We are all very very busy worrying about clear bags and left-hand turns

Anonymous said...

09:36 - Just stick your head in the ground.

Anonymous said...

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" Upper York Sewage Solution delay not a concern: Newmarket officials "

Anonymous said...

Ponzi scheme...a very good analogy, especially with York Region Muni. The best is when our mayors and regional councillors are so quiet of the financial mess they've created.

Anonymous said...

10:25 - We're lucky over here. We have MPP Chris Ballard. He's going to save our moraine. Yup...Lucky we are!

Anonymous said...

12:03- East Gwillimbury kinda in trouble with this delay. Developers have handed over lots of DC money already.

Anonymous said...

To 12:32 Mr Ballard is fully aware of the enviornmental issues on our section of the moraine.Have not heard a thing.Town staff are aware and thhe Mayor.councillors and the Region all know....nada zilch from them.There is one citizen we should thank for fighting for the truth.

Anonymous said...

But they are all the BIG developers. The smaller ones have all had to quit because it took so long to get their permits. The big guns will swallow it & just wait. Business is booming in Caledon. They will sock thew homes in there.

Anonymous said...

Mr Ballard does not need Aurora anymore. And, despite Wynne's warning, he endorsed a candidate for mayor. Turned out to be the " wrong " one and he is not welcome. So the guy from King is now bonding with Newmarket. He is not going to bother weighing in on the Morraine.

Anonymous said...

13:51 - They might wait, but it will cost the Town revenue that has already been earmarked for other projects.