Tuesday, December 19, 2006

On the eighth day of Christmas...

...Canada's new government gave to me:

8. An e-mail attempting to raise money for the Conservative Party based on Harper's handling of the Lebanon conflict while the bombs were still falling, at a time when Eight Canadians had been killed and thousands more were still waiting for evacuation

7. Silence when interactions were revealed between two senior government members and a listed terrorist group

6. Six months without acting or following-up on the recommendations put forward by the government's wait-times advisor, even though this was one of their five priorities

5. Five charter flights averaging $3600 a pop by the Minister of Veterans Affairs

4. Four-plus reasons to be embarrassed about our Minister of Public Safety

3. A former lobbyist for the defence industry as Minister of National Defence

2. Two broken promises in one unelected, unaccountable Senator/Minister

1. And a decrease in my take-home pay.

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2 comments:

Olaf said...

Jeff,

8. An e-mail attempting to raise money for the Conservative Party based on Harper's handling of the Lebanon conflict while the bombs were still falling, at a time when Eight Canadians had been killed and thousands more were still waiting for evacuation

That was your least catchy verse so far.

Might I suggest that when you're through, you sing and record your version of the 12 days of Christmas for public consumption? I wouldn't mind hearing it.

A BCer in Toronto said...

Yeah, doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it? I had another wording in mind, but since I was mentioning the death of eight Canadians I decided to go with a slightly more staid prose.

A recording? You'd be the only one that would want to hear that Olaf, but maybe if Santa brings me a mic for Christmas...