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  1. The Tories have said registration is ineffective. Period. Are you saying it is effective for handguns? How so if the argument is that police should not trust or rely in it?
  2. Think I have already with the registry links I have put up. The Tories have said the registry is ineffective. They didn't say it was effective only for some weapons. They said it was ineffective as a whole.
  3. But that didn't mean the production line had to be shut down in Canada. Canada could have contracted for more vaccine from Australia. They did end up buying 200,000 doses from there.
  4. Ah, yes, this is all about me. Try to leave the personalizing out of this if you can. The amount was doses was contingent on an uninterrupted production line. We now know that didn't happen. You keep saying the fault is with the company but Harper applauded the company on Friday for how much vaccine was produced to date. The order to switch was what cut production as the Globe and Mail reported Friday.
  5. I think you are making things up on the fly. The vaccine shortage is linked to the change in the vaccine. That order came from the government. Or are still insisting the government blames the company for the shortage entirely.
  6. Nice try to suggest that one had. I said that the Tories were against the registry and that it was argument they used for it in general and not specific to long guns. They clearly said the registry was ineffective. Think what you want. If the Tories say the registry is ineffective, they certainly haven't said they believe it is effective for hand guns.
  7. One wonder what would happen if the NDP ever got into power. They would be constitutionally obligated to fill the Senate in the absence of a change in the Constitution. Or would they defer to the Governor General? I'd love to hear the question posed to Layton. He probably call it hypothetical although if party policy comes smack into the wall of the law of the land, it deserves an answer. Perhaps Layton knows for a certainty that he can get the change done in a year and never have a senator named in his government.
  8. Think the politcal panel last week on CBC said that Peter Donolo was going to be bringing in better people to do the job. The Hill Times said they expected to be a number of people stepping down in light of that. In other words, Donolo was not the only change that was anticipated. It would appear you were not one of the those people and that any changes in the office can only be regarded as negative.
  9. That is not what the company said and the government now appears to be backing off that accusation. All through the last days, the delay has been attributed to changing the vaccine over.
  10. Do you take classes in beliggerence or are you born with it? Think you forgot the response then. The Liberals favour an agreement. The Tories don't seem to. I have criticized their unresponsiveness to the question of the contract and supply before it become an issue. And then we saw blame tossed at the Liberals for the shortage which seemed a reach. And your response to be spittle speckeled bloviating. I called the Tories on blaming the manufactuer for the problem as some ministers appeared to be doing when their were short on dosages. Then a different tact was taken that the Liberals were somehow to blame for the contract. I think you are getting confused about who is finding fault for the shortages. I said the government had ordered a change in the vaccine and with only one production line, there was a stoppage twice to change over and change back. It was in this that questions were first asked about the contract and how to ensure continuity of supply. And your posts here represent what I despise because it is done in a furious, accusatory and a personalizing way.
  11. The Tories favour going after the criminal element rather than controlling legal gunowners. The approach they took on the registries being ineffective in in keeping with that. It is why I believe that given a majority, the overall registry would fall in favour of criminal charges for illegal gun use. I don't believe that is out of line with how we have seen the Conservatives do things. However, we have had this debate about what is possible and impossible before. I believe I stated back in 2006 that the Tories would not be hampered by fixed election dates. My recollection of things back then was that you didn't think it would happen.
  12. There is a shortage of available vaccine to distribute. The weekly supply available is quite a bit lower than what was promised.
  13. My response has been pretty consistent. The contract allowed for getting supply elsewhere to keep the production line going steady. The Calgary Herald says the Liberal contract prevented that but Butler Jones says that was never the case. It is why Canada was able to buy vaccine from Australia. To find the clinics had less vaccine than what had been guaranteed just a week before. The distribution of the vaccine was federal. The delivery was provincial. There are plenty of issues regarding that as well but they vary from province to province. However, distribution to the provinces was and is a federal issue. And the accusation that the contract prevented the Feds from seeking additional supply or a supplier are false.
  14. It was the government though that ordered the change in the vaccine which stopped production to get ready for the changeover. And that wasn't the companies fault.
  15. The editorial was pretty clear that the Liberals were to blame for the shortage now despite the fact that Butler Jones says that the federal government always had the option of going to a second supplier. There has been the suggestion that the 2001 contract never allowed for it. We now know that this is incorrect. This is what the questions have been for a while in Parliament but the Tories brushed them off off or shouted them down.
  16. As I said, I don't think it is hidden. Harper has said that there are things he can't do with a minority. Nothing to hide about that. He usually says he has no plans to do something rather than say he won't do it. Zero sum politics. Kind of like how Harper shuts down the prison farms that pre-date the existence of Canada and there isn't even a debate about it.
  17. As I said, I don't know the full details on the ground there. I just wondered if there had been any traction for the Tories with their spending and Olympic involvement.
  18. I have reason to suspect all the media operators. However, in recent days with local broadcasters going under, I am a little more sympathetic about smaller towns and cities losing their stations.
  19. http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/11/06/don-martin-mike-duffy-jumps-the-shark.aspx I haven't seen this interview but they will be talking about it again on the panel on Newsworld.
  20. I just heard on the news that Toronto won the Pan Am Games in 2015. No online link yet. More to come...
  21. Then you should ask them to stop spending money.
  22. Just admit that you and other Tories were wrong on that and we'll be fine.
  23. Seems to be a horse that it is still running. Harper doesn't believe in fixed elections. Why not admit the legislation is a peace of crap and stop personalizing.
  24. Suffice to say that you and others were dead wrong when you said Harper would not call an election.
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