Dave_ON Posted October 23, 2009 Report Share Posted October 23, 2009 I recall someone else had started a thread about this a while back but I can't seem to find it. Either way I thought I'd start a new one. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/10/22/...s-spending.html Now I don't have a problem per se with the CPC funneling close to 60% of the stimulus money into their ridings which make up approximately 46% of the house. As noted in the article this is a very old ploy. I suppose what sticks in my craw about this, is it is yet one more example of the CPC promising to run things differently than the LPC did and then doing things precisely the same way. First the senate appointments, advertizing their party on the federal dime, now they are spending more in CPC ridings then in the opposition ridings. Mr. Harper has become everything he claimed he hated about federal politics. I suppose what truly shocks me is that those who support the CPC, because they’re not corrupt like the LPC continue to support the CPC in spite of the fact that the longer they are in power the less distinguishable they become from the LPC. I think the following quote sums it up rather succinctly. "There’s this long tradition in Canada, a time-honoured tradition in Canada, of opposition roads not being paved and government-controlled roads being paved. That goes back decades."But Donolo, a former communications director for former Liberal prime minister Jean Chrétien, said it's a dangerous game to play for political gain. "It's probably more than offset by the bad odour, the bad optics that come from a government looking like it's playing politics with public money at a time like this," he said. Chrétien was known to dish out government money to Liberal-held ridings. But Donolo said the problem for Harper is that he promised to do things differently. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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