Tough week for everyone in Ottawa

So the Liberals are getting lambasted for letting the Conservative Budget stand. (click on the second video)

Old Conservatives are refusing to testify (usually not a good sign) and New Conservatives have been (allegedly) caught trying to bribe an independent MP (a terribly sign).

The NDP can’t seem to get any traction.

The Bloc is still losing ground.

The Green’s still can’t get into a nationally televised debate.

Nobody is going anywhere – at least not right now.

11 thoughts on “Tough week for everyone in Ottawa

  1. Danistan

    Unfortunately, not going anywhere is pretty much exactly what the Bloc Québécois prefers. With the way the vote distributes across Québec, Gilles Duceppe can’t be very unhappy these days. He gets to oppose the Tory budget without fear of going into an election.

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  2. Danistan

    Unfortunately, not going anywhere is pretty much exactly what the Bloc Québécois prefers. With the way the vote distributes across Québec, Gilles Duceppe can’t be very unhappy these days. He gets to oppose the Tory budget without fear of going into an election.

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  3. Steph D

    The only way something changes is that we get a leader who comes in and INSPIRES Canadians. When was the last time we had one of those? Trudeau?

    Cynicism and apathy are going to keep claiming more and more formerly active citizens as all they see are scandals and bickering.

    Do we have an Obama somewhere in the system?

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  4. Steph D

    The only way something changes is that we get a leader who comes in and INSPIRES Canadians. When was the last time we had one of those? Trudeau?Cynicism and apathy are going to keep claiming more and more formerly active citizens as all they see are scandals and bickering.Do we have an Obama somewhere in the system?

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  5. brenton walters

    Steph D, I actually disagree with you. We shouldn’t rely on inspirational leaders. That’s been the problem with the left in Latin America. Lula can’t change Brazil on his own, and neither can one new leader in Canadian politics. Maybe they could lend the spark, but what’s required is competent, intelligent people and organization.

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  6. brenton walters

    Steph D, I actually disagree with you. We shouldn’t rely on inspirational leaders. That’s been the problem with the left in Latin America. Lula can’t change Brazil on his own, and neither can one new leader in Canadian politics. Maybe they could lend the spark, but what’s required is competent, intelligent people and organization.

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  7. Steph D

    Brenton, I don’t disagree with your premise. The problem I see is that will not happen in our society. Will everyone take it upon themselves to do their civic duty, and get informed, debate intelligently on the issues, and vote? In a perfect world, yes. In the real world, not enough of us. An inspirational leader can at least affect a few of us out there who have unplugged from the system and win us back.

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  8. Steph D

    Brenton, I don’t disagree with your premise. The problem I see is that will not happen in our society. Will everyone take it upon themselves to do their civic duty, and get informed, debate intelligently on the issues, and vote? In a perfect world, yes. In the real world, not enough of us. An inspirational leader can at least affect a few of us out there who have unplugged from the system and win us back.

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  9. andrewwang

    Speaking of Ottawa:The people of Ottawa would condemn George W. Bush’s hate crimes.George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.Many people know what Bush did.And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.Bush was absolute evil.Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.Bush is a psychological prisoner.Bush has a lot to worry about.Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen WangB.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996Messiah College, Grantham, PALower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993(I can type 90 words per minute. In only 7 days, posts basically like this post of mine have come into existence—all over the Internet (hundreds of copies). One can go to Google USA right now, type “George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism,” hit “Enter,” and find more than 350 copies indicating the content of this post. All in all, there are probably more than 1,000 copies on the Internet indicating the content of this post—it has practically become headline news. One cannot be too dedicated when it comes to anti-Bush activities. As I looked back at my good computer work, I thought how fun and easy it was to do it.)“GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG_________________I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think it came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

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