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Never Forget: The Liberals Could Have Stopped This

September 13, 2008

From a news release from the Liberal website today:

A new Liberal government will reverse the irresponsible immigration measures introduced by the Conservatives last spring…

But the release fails to remind you how the “irresponsible immigration measures” were passed in the House.

No wonder. It’s because the Liberals abstained. Because the Liberals all but gave the Conservatives a majority government though abstentions last session.

The Liberals want people to forget this.

Never forget.

Let’s not give the Conservative a stealth majority by those that failed to do their jobs in the House.

Never forget.

Let’s reward the New Democratic Party that stood up to the Conservatives by giving them government.

In any case, never forget.

  1. September 13, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Bingo .. imagine the NERVE of Libs to raise this in an election campaign! Man would I EVER like to hear how Chrerniak spins this one … he won’t thought … the Libs will just pretend that the vote NEVER occurred … a vote that they abstained from and allowed to pass! Talk about phonies!!! Hey Cherniak … over here … tell how this works??????

    (Great post!)

  2. Blues Clair
    September 13, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    HA! Never forget. Jack Layton could of stopped this… if he won the last election!

  3. Ti-Guy
    September 13, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    “HA! Never forget. Jack Layton could of stopped this… if he won the last election!”


  4. September 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Don’t forget, the Canadian people chose to not elect a Liberal Government, not the Jack Layton and the NDP.

    But the Liberals, on the other hand, decided to not represent the interests of their constituents in the House of Commons by abstaining and letting bad Conservative legislation pass. That was the Liberals choice, not the choice of their constituents.

    If Mr. Dion really feels that he can defend his party’s enabling of the Conservative agenda, then let’s see him defend it.

  5. Ti-Guy
    September 13, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    But the Liberals, on the other hand, decided to not represent the interests of their constituents in the House of Commons by abstaining and letting bad Conservative legislation pass.

    Why don’t you read this. and reflect on the fact that Canada is a parliamentary democracy.

  6. Jaytoo
    September 13, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    We won’t forget, NBCD.

    And every time a Liberal MP or partisan disclaims responsibility for rubber-stamping Harper’s entire legislative agenda, they do us all a service – in spite of themselves. They remind us that they can’t be trusted to keep their commitments next time either — because, golly, it still won’t be their fault.

  7. September 13, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Ti-Guy… Yes, Canada is a parliamentary democracy, and Canadians elected Liberals because they didn’t want the Conservatives. Liberals were elected on a platform and ideas that were contrary to those of the Conservatives, yet when push came to shove in the House, they voted/abstained to let those Conservative ideas that they ran against pass.

    If the Liberals are alright with that, fine, just defend it. While I don’t like what they did, I could at least respect it if they stood by it, but that’s not what’s happening. So please don’t give us this faux outrage and pointing the finger elsewhere. That’s the Liberal record, if they are okay with what they’ve done, let them defend it and let Canadians pass their judgement on it.

    Jaytoo…. You’re right on the mark

  8. janfromthebruce
    September 13, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    I wish the liberals had stood up against these immigrants measures – they didn’t.

    Continually playing possum was not a good move. The public took notice; and Rick Mercer made sure they did.

    P.S. I thought that video was one of his best!

  9. Deb Prothero
    September 13, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Excuse me, folks, but the real culprit is Harper.

    He has abused our parliamentary system by making all of those bills confidence motions. Much, much more than any other Prime Minister in the history of this country.

    Now he’s got the progressive parties on the left throwing dirt in each other’s faces. Can’t you see that this argument is EXACTLY what Harper wants.

    Time to target our barbs where they belong, all of us on the progressive sides OR we will all wake up on October 15th having handed this country over to Harper on a silver platter. Then we’ll spend the next decade pissing and moaning about it and at each other while Harper dismantles our country.

  10. Jaytoo
    September 14, 2008 at 7:22 am

    Really, Deb? Really? Just straight-up ignoring the challenge of what Cam and I have just posted?

    So the “real” culprit is Harper — and the Liberals bear no responsibility? Their screwing us over is pretend, or merely tactical, hence forgivable, again. Because they somehow, genetically, get to qualify as one of the “progressive parties of the left”? Despite all the evidence of the past 20 years?

    Harper is a neocon jackass whose program needs to be exposed and opposed at every turn. Every turn. And this is WHY many of us are so pissed at the Libs — not just for passing his bills, but for thereby tacitly underwriting the conservative values they embody. Lasting damage has been done here, and nobody is taking responsibility.

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