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Why Vic Toews Laws are Worse Than Gun Laws

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Stephen Harper, Vic Toews, Jason Miller and the rest of the lying Conservatives would have us believe that the Gun Registry (now dead) is the incarnation of all evil because it enables the tracking of a very specific group of people and their buying habits.

Well guess what?  The proposed legislation from the Conservatives will do exactly that, but for every Canadian and in much more detail.  And without having to tell you they’re monitoring you.

Take that, gun nuts.  You’re being tracked whether you like it or not.  Unfortunately, the Conservatives are pretending they’re on your side, but they just sold you out with something FAR more worse.

Ooops.  Did they forget to tell all of us this?  That they’ve introduced what amounts to something way more invasive than the gun registry for every single Canadian, despite our opposition to it?

And what bugs me most?  Stephen Harper hides behind his ministers avoiding taking any criticism himself.  It’s shameful that he’s leading this country.

C’mon people:  tell the Conservatives to stay out of our lives.

Sign the Petition now.

Long Gun Registry and Deregulation

Cote Gauche pretty much nails the central purpose of eliminating the Gun Registry, but I’ll expand on the idea:  this is the tip of the Harper Deregulation iceberg.

It sets precedent and justifies ripping apart every bit of fabric that Canadians have spent the last 143 years knitting together.

By failing to support the Gun Registry, the NDP aren’tfailing their few constituents out in various rural ridings.  They’re failing the basic premise of their core belief structure:  government can and should be an active participant in some aspects of the regular citizen.  I’m not saying it always has to be there, but it serves a purpose.

So go ahead … vote against the registry.  Vote against your belief system.

When you do, maybe you’ll wake up and realize that THIS is why you’re failing in the polls and why current representatives of the NDP have ruined any chance of ever being in control of this country.

A Gun Registry Poll For Freeping

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Ed Holder has a poll on his site concerning the Gun Registry:

http://www.edholder.ca/poll/

Jack’s Jump the Shark Moment

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I’m calling it:  Jack Layton has jumped the shark.

OK … maybe many others have called it earlier (if even by a few days), but there’s no going back from the mess that Jack Layton has created for himself and I’m going to pile on to that point of view.

Suggesting that the NDP can’t be blamed for the death of the gun registry is akin to saying that your heart doesn’t help your blood flow.

For those of you looking for a solution to the Gun Registry situation, Scott Tribe posts a compromise recommendation for Jack and Michael to consider.

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However, I am concerned that Jack will continue to play games with Stevie as opposed to creating real solutions that all Canadians will be proud of.

The image above reminds us that Jack Layton has been working to keep Stephen Harper in power for some time, not just as a result of the gun registry, but ever since he got bluffed by Stephen Harper into making a grab for a few more seats in 2006 and helped defeat Paul Martin’s Liberal government.

(NOTE:  For the record, I am not a Liberal or an NDPer.  I’m lost as far as who I would trust to earn my vote.)

As Jack Layton or members of the NDP continue to prop up the Conservatives, it’s becoming more and more apparent that the ‘socialists’ are just henchmen for the Cons.

Failing to differentiate the NDP from the most right-wing organization in Canada is a massive error and will cost the NDP dearly, both in terms of financial and voter support.  Their efforts to find concession will result in the Liberals being seen as Canada’s only progressive option.

Jack Layton needs to stop looking at the Liberals like they’re competition.  Jack Layton needs to start developing a plan for getting rid of the Conservatives, including concerted marketing effort across all opposition parties (including the Green Party) to remind Canadians that coalitions, even including separatists, are OK.

Jack and Michael need to work together to defeat the Conservatives at every turn before the DNA of this country is turned to mush (although it may be too late for that).  They should figure out every possible political angle they can to maximize the number of seats that they can get in the next election, including the removal of candidates in key ridings.

If Jack fails on this, the urban population will dump the dippers in droves and the NDP will be caput.

If the NDP survives this, there should be a leadership review for the NDP, but we know that will be pointless because the NDP is run by the unions and individual members will be shut out.

As such, the NDP is done as a party in Canada.

The Liberals know it and they’re distancing themselves in a big way from the NDP politically and likely in the polls as well.

All of this brings us back to why Stephen Harper will be in control for a very long time.  The Liberals and NDP refuse to play nice and bring the government down.  They are sworn enemies and will do anything to avoid concession, including returning democracy to Canadians.

Because Jack and Mikey won’t be able to play nice, we’ll all be screwed by Stevie.

Whipping the NDP: Jack Won’t, So We Will

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Jack Layton just won’t do his job.

Jack won’t whip (or at least kindly ask) his rural MPs to vote against the private member’s bill in the House of Commons.  For more background on this, read my original post.

The rationale is that he won’t whip his fellow MPs into a position that their constituents may not want.  I understand, but will tell you that a good leader won’t have to use ‘whipping’ to convince his MPs that they’re doing the right thing.

However, this won’t happen and it throws the leadership of the NDP into question.

But that’s a longer and more involved issue that we have to return to later.

In the interim, we (you, me and everyone else that cares about safety in Canada) have some work to do.

Below is a full list of NDP MPs that may wind up supporting the private member’s bill and the Conservative effort to dissolve the Gun Registry.

Ask them what makes them smarter about this than the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

Remind them that for every vote they keep in a rural riding (assuming we have an election tomorrow, which we won’t), they’ll likely lose 10-100 votes in urban areas.

I sure as hell won’t vote for the NDP if this get through!

Here’s a quick list of all of the email addresses so you can copy/paste them to your email:
Allen.Ma@parl.gc.ca, AngusC@parl.gc.ca, Ashton.N@parl.gc.ca, BevinD@parl.gc.ca, Cullen.N@parl.gc.ca, Gravelle.C@parl.gc.ca, Hughes.C@parl.gc.ca, Hyer.B@parl.gc.ca, Maloway.J@parl.gc.ca, Rafferty.J@parl.gc.ca, StoffP@parl.gc.ca, Thibeault.G@parl.gc.ca

And here are the details (remember that calling is much more effective than emailing):

Allen, Malcolm
Welland
T: 905-788-2204
Ottawa: 613-995-0988
Email: Allen.Ma@parl.gc.ca

Angus, Charlie
Timmins/James Bay
T: 705-567-2747
Ottawa: 613-992-2919
Email: AngusC@parl.gc.ca

Ashton, Niki
Churchill
T: 866-785-0522
Ottawa: 613-992-3018
Email: Ashton.N@parl.gc.ca

Bevington, Dennis
Western Arctic
T: 867-873-6995
Ottawa: 613-992-4587
Email: BevinD@parl.gc.ca

Cullen, Nathan
Skeena Bulkley Valley
T: (250) 877-4140
Ottawa: 613 993 6654
Email: Cullen.N@parl.gc.ca

Gravelle, Claude
Nickel Belt
T: 705-897-2222
Ottawa: 613-995-9107
Email: Gravelle.C@parl.gc.ca

Hughes, Carol
Algoma / Manitoulin / Kapuskasing
T: 705-848-8080
Ottawa: 613-996-5376
Email: Hughes.C@parl.gc.ca

Hyer, Bruce
Thunder Bay / Superior North
T: 807-345-1818
Ottawa: 613 996 4792
Email: Hyer.B@parl.gc.ca

Maloway, Jim
Elmwood / Transcona
T: 204-984-2499
Ottawa: 613-995-6339
Email: Maloway.J@parl.gc.ca

Rafferty, John
Thunder Bay / Rainy River
T: 807-623-6000
Ottawa: 613 992 3061
Email: Rafferty.J@parl.gc.ca

Stoffer, Peter
Sackville / Eastern Shore
T: 902-861-2311
Ottawa: 613-995-5822
Email: StoffP@parl.gc.ca

Thibeault, Glenn
Sudbury
T: 705-673-7107
Ottawa: 613-996-8962
Email: Thibeault.G@parl.gc.ca

Call them today.  Tell your friends to call them.  Remind them of the cost to the popularity of the NDP if they fail to support such a simple and basic way to keep our cities safe.


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