Tuesday, September 01, 2009

This Is Governing?

So ... it seems that the Con$ are suing Elections Canada.

Over what you ask? Turning back some half a million dollars in GST expenses that Elections Canada refunded after the 2004 and 2006 campaigns.

But the latest court battle between the governing Tories and Elections Canada may not be as self-defeating, or altruistic, as it first appears.

If successful, the cash-flush Conservatives would both increase their election campaign spending limit and ensure that their poorer Liberal opponents have to refund a similar — if not larger — six-figure sum.

A Tory win in the case could also reduce the amount by which the party exceeded its 2006 campaign spending limit should the party lose another court case with Elections Canada over the so-called “in and out” ad-buying practice.

Not only is this childish on the part of the Con$, but it should remind all of us that this is a party so bent on power that it will stoop to any tactic it can dream up. They aren't interested in governing Canada - they are only interested in power itself.

Reminds me of a lyric from an old Fleetwood Mac tune: Players only love you while they're playin'

The Con$ are players ... the public ... well ... we better ask ourselves if we will be able respect ourselves in the morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That fucking bastard Harper HAS GOT TO GO!!!! He is dismantling the very foundations of what provides the parties with a balanced and equal funding system. Which is what helps the various parties during elections to get their messages out to the public.

If he wins this suit he has actually managed to do what he tried to do last winter, namely reduce the amount of money that the Liberal party has access to. That last partisan attack ended when a coalition threatened to end his reign....so he promptly went and prorogued parliament.

Remember his stated threat from 2006 "...You won't recognize Canada when I get through with it..." He isn't going to give up until he changes Canada into a Bush / Cheney era U.S. reich wing state.