Saturday, April 09, 2011

Finally, someone promises to cut the overbloated spending by this Tory government

The Conservatives!

The Conservative platform promises $11 billion in cuts...without saying where the $11 billion in cuts will come from.

For more, listen to Paul Wells try to make sense of it with Jim Flaherty.


  • Here's one cut they can make off the bat. Get rid of the "Office of Relgious Freedom" that they're promising to create. Doesn't protecting religious minorities and promoting freedom of religion already fall under the human rights mandate of Foreign Affairs? Here's your government redundancy.

    Anyway, you're welcome Conservatives.

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 11:35 a.m.  

  • "Office of Religious Freedom"? WTF? The party that eliminated the ministry of Status of Women Canada thinks that freedom of women doesn't need protection but wants to protect the freedom of religious nutbars?

    By Anonymous Yildo, at 12:15 p.m.  

  • Kill the gun registry and gut the CBC. Stop the CIDA from giving China aid money.

    By Blogger ridenrain, at 2:17 p.m.  

  • "Office of Religious Freedom"

    Interesting that they want to promote the protection of institutions that strive to reduce freedom and equality among their members.

    By Blogger Martin, at 2:23 p.m.  

  • what's that? Ignatieff has presented $28BILLION in uncosted spending...trying to slide that bye Canadians will not work.

    Ignatieff's still not the guy who should be leading the LPOC. What's left of the red tent after those pissed off at not being asked to pick a leader and rebuild is what's helping now. The leader...not so much.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:49 p.m.  

  • The City of Waterloo’s current proposed by-law to impose licensing fees for renting their rooms to needy students is about to be passed. They also want to have the right to invade homeowner’s private property without their permission and without cause. This is a blatant additional tax grab and an assault on citizens of Waterloo property rights and is unconstitutional. The members of council have been advised about the illegality of this by-law by their legal advisors and still insist on ramming this through council on Monday April 11 2001 at 6:00pm. They must be stopped and the voices of the citizens of Waterloo must be heard and obeyed. Elderly homeowners are scared at this horrific turn of events, which is causing them untold stress and is bound to be especially detrimental to their way of life. Living on a fixed income is financially painful enough.

    This Residential Rental by-law is yet another crushing blow to private individual’s peaceful lives and those of their tenants. Such a precedent has the potential to diminish Canadian rights of property and leave a black mark on the Municipality of Waterloo’s ability to govern and could potentially open the door to large scale class action suits against them… but it will be the taxpayers of Waterloo who will have to bear those costs.

    The cities upcoming April 11, 2011 council meeting is expected to be more rowdy than usual because of the utter lack of respect the city is showing to citizens of Waterloo, Canadians and especially its students.

    Ted Harlson
    Canadian Taxpayer Alliance

    (416)245-7778 Office
    Cell: 647-269-3304

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:13 p.m.  

  • At first glance, I thought you'd typed Religulous. Glory be!

    By Anonymous Bert, at 3:08 a.m.  

  • Don't Vote for the Bloat!

    By Anonymous Bert also, at 3:23 a.m.  

  • First of all, if they eliminated the Status of Women, someone ought to tell Rona Ambrose (Minister of Status of Women). And they ought to find out where the ~$25 million goes every year.

    Secondly, is the religious freedom department needed? Based on just this thread, religious people are "nutbars" "that strive to reduce freedom and equality among their members".

    No one is talking garbage like that about women ... sounds like you're making their case for them!

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 11:09 a.m.  

  • Its not garbage, its the truth. Tell me, can a women become a priest? Can gays get freely married in church? Can a minister speak freely, even if it goes against church doctrine, without being punished?

    Are Muslim women free to do as they please? Wear what they want?

    Religions are all about control and repression of the individual. I see no need to have a political office to protect this. We should be protection freedom in general, a specific department to protect religion would work against this. Are we to protect the religious freedoms that allow a women to be stoned to death at 13, or gay men to be hanged on religious grounds?

    By Blogger Martin, at 11:58 a.m.  

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