Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Do you think it is easy to make priorities?

Ask and ye shall receive. The Liberal priorities for the upcoming session of parliament:

-Job creation proposals to support manufacturers and young Canadians, and to encourage investment in start-up companies;

-Increase investments in clean energy and energy efficiency;

-Adopt a made-in-Canada climate change plan, including a binding and verifiable cap-and-trade system with hard caps, absolute reductions, and fairness to all industries and regions;

-Reform pensions to help Canadians save more and protect Canadians whose pension income is threatened by employer bankruptcy;

-Strengthen oversight of our independent watchdog agencies;

-Reaffirm the principle of equal pay for work of equal value as a non-negotiable right;

-Call an investigation into the national shame of missing and murdered Aboriginal women;

-Increase supports for Canadian veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder;

-Develop a National Neurological Strategy to address Alzheimer’s and dementia;

-Reaffirm Canada’s traditional support for a woman’s right to access contraception and reproductive health services as part of the maternal health initiative;

-Protect victims of white collar crime with measures like mandatory restitution and tax relief;

-Pursue proven crime-prevention solutions that reduce crime, prevent victimization and enhance community safety;

-Provide the public with transparency over the government’s role in the transfer of Afghan detainees by reconstituting and ending Conservative boycotts of Parliament’s Afghanistan committee, and respect the will of Parliament by handing over unredacted documents in a manner that protects legitimate claims of national security; and

-Free Olympic mittens for all Canadians.

8 Comments:

  • Abortions for some and miniature Canadian flags for others?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:59 PM  

  • The Liberal priorities for the upcoming session of parliament:

    -Free Olympic mittens for all Canadians.

    Beautiful.

    By Blogger Volkov, at 8:04 PM  

  • If you need to use more than one hand to count your priorities, you lose credibility.

    If you need to take off your socks to count your priorities, you're Paul Martin...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 AM  

  • Um ... I think all of these are already being done. Thus the word "reaffirm" in so many of them.

    Seriously, how do any of these make a distinction between the Liberals and any of the other parties?

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:55 AM  

  • Simplified English translation:

    Bigger Government, bigger taxes, bigger civil service, bigger nanny state, bigger global warming thingy.

    No targets in that campaign platform.

    Let the bombing begin . . . .

    By Blogger Fred, at 11:13 AM  

  • Do the Liberals read newspapers? Cap and trade is over. Lorrie Goldstein has written about how hospitals in Europe have to cut back on health-care to buy carbon credits. Jeffrey Simpson has written about how the US is looking at cap and dividend-businesses taxed, citizens get dividends. Catch up people.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 1:02 PM  

  • The cons are going to burn out their 10% machine on this list...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:03 PM  

  • "-Free Olympic mittens for all Canadians."

    Why not. After all, it is the LIEberals colours. It should remind Canadians of their Red Book promises - particurally the GST (Grits Support Tories tax) to change/remove it.

    By Anonymous Clown Party, at 12:09 PM  

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