Friday, December 22, 2006

On the eleventh day of Christmas...

(now with one more reason to be embarrassed about our Minister of Public Safety! (day four))

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

11. An arrogant refusal to lower the Parliament Hill flag to half mast when Canadian soldiers die in the line of duty and lies about why they won't

A health minister with a 25 per cent stake in a pharmaceutical manufacturer

9. No understanding of what that very important Quebecois nation motion they rammed through the House actually means

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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Aunty Bertha said...


Is this the tenth day of Christmas - afternoon addition?

Love your version, by the way.


Anonymous said...

Oh boy, fake outrage. Many Canadians were outraged and embarassed by previous Liberal governments and especially our foreign policy at that time.

A BCer in Toronto said...

Afternoon edition? I don't follow. Thanks though.

Anon, I assure you my outrages are real, and they're spectacular.

A BCer in Toronto said...

Oh crap, I see what you mean, I did 10 twice. Opps. Then I guess it's almost the big day...