Results for Hashtag #davidmcguintycomments

  • #davidmcguintycomments The Stephan Harper Government is going to drag this on for as long as they can.

    ““That the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, in light of the comments by Senior Liberal MP David McGuinty and Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau, conduct hearings on the economic benefits that flow from Alberta’s energy sector…[Read more]

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    • It would seem that the Harper Regime requires opposition MP’s to be more accountable for their words than government Minister’s are for their portfolio’s.

      That is what i find offensive.

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    • This is bullying and Macarthy-esque style witch-hunts. I find it disgusting and offensive that the current regime behaves this way in a democratic society. This is a violation of the Charter of Rights, Section 2b.

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    • I’d love to appear before that committee and give David McGuinty my full backing. He’s absolutely correct in what he said, but bad timing. He should not have had to resign his seat as resources critic.

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  • #davidmcguintycomments Regrettable. If indeed he resigned his role.

    However, as Liberals we know the pattern of Conservative tactics. Having now witnessed it for six years, we should expect it and not react to it.

    They won’t change so the reaction of the Liberals should anticipate aggravation, without falling victim to it.

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    • Let’s just hope he hasn’t fatally hurt the candidates chances in Calgary. I haven’t seen his remarks, but he clearly regrets them.

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    • Apparently David McGuinty just resigned as critic for Natural Resources.

      http://www.globalnews.ca/health/canada/mp+david+mcguinty+resigns+critic+post+for+telling+alberta+tories+to++go+home/6442757922/story.html

      Bob Rae quickly apologized and Mr McGuinty has now also apologized and resigned his post.

      A silly mistake made in the heat of the…[Read more]

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    • Speaking truth to power…another victim. Bob Rae’s cover-up wasn’t very helpful. I respect David McGuinty and hoped he would be among those vying for Leader.

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      • Peter .. what “cover-up” by Bob Rae? I didn’t hear anything about a cover-up just an absolutely necessary apology from him personally and on behalf of the party for words that should not have been spoken by a senior member of caucus.

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        • well martin, i see we continue to disagree. mcguinty’s remarks were to a reporter, not made in the house, and not seen in the broader context of tar sands being primarily supported by mps and harper who have vested parochial interests not necessarily for the broader interests of all canadians. harper’s remarks were even more “shameful” rearing…[Read more]

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          • Peter: a nuanced answer/response is lost on Conservatives. They will twist it to their own gain.

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          • Well I wasn’t trying to get into a debate, I was honestly asking what “cover-up” you were accusing Bob Rae of? The term “cover-up” generally refers to someone trying to pretend that something didn’t happen when it did. I heard of no “cover-up” attempt by Mr Rae and was asking what you may have heard. But apparently, from your response, there…[Read more]

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            • parliamentary privilege??? you really think his remarks are slanderous? just let them try, they know what they are. we need more rebels, as surprising as it was coming from the mouth of a generally circumspect character.

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              • Peter,
                We need to show some Party discipline.
                I applaud debate, discussion, passion for one’s portfolio, but not without a thoughtful filter.

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                • I think you’re completely right [ as is Peter on principle] the difference being as we are trying to rebuild out west, those remarks are not helpful, and not even true. AB is no longer a provincial backwater, even if their CPC reps sometimes act and speak to the contrary. McGuinity’s remarks were simply wrong, even if his point was entirely…[Read more]

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                  • And now JT has added to the controversy, according to an article in the Sun.

                    Hoping that the LPC, and all leadership contenders, spend some $$$ and pen a clear, consistent message that underlines national harmony.

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                    • Virtual all (non-sock-puppet a.k.a. worthless CPC backbenchers) politicians have said something in their careers that could be controversial. I think in this case JT is getting press face time, and that is good.

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                  • Absolutely so. It is so easy for the Conservatives to paint a bad picture of the Liberals as so many of the older Albertans just love to bring up all the old rhetoric about the NEP given half a chance – and, unfortunately, score political points.

                    I would hope that ALL Liberals will think carefully about what they say in public or in meetings…[Read more]

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          • I have lived in Northern Alberta. Anti Ottawa was a common theme.

            If they really want to stir up people, anti Quebec worked better. Like they had no political say, and another region of the country controlled everything.

            The tables have turned with the Stephan Harper Government. Let us be federalists without pitting one region against the…[Read more]

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    • Out of character for sure…but i understand out of passion.

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