Friday, August 08, 2008

Dear Big Daddy:

In the midst of all your funding announcements for helicopters, unmanned drones and slushbreakers, I was wondering if you could explain why there aren’t just a few pennies left over for this.

Yes, yes, I know ... Canada’s back and being back obviously requires things that go bang, but seriously? This is starting to look pretty bad for your Not-So-New Government™. After all, didn’t your shiny Stand Up for Canada policy platform from the 2006 election campaign have the following to say under the heading “Opportunity and respect for aboriginals”?

Every year for twelve years the Liberals have paid lip service to aboriginal issues. But their real legacy is bad water, bad schools, and bad housing. Every year aboriginal spending goes up, but life for Canada’s aboriginal peoples keeps getting worse. And meanwhile the disputes, claims, and lawsuits pile up.

The Liberals should be ashamed of themselves. It’s time for a new approach.

Actually, it’s long past time for a new approach ... so you first, you mouthbreathing, do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do hypocrite. I'll be waiting.

Yours in perpetual disdain,

P.S. Maybe you could take notes from Shannen Koostachin — now that’s a girl who knows how to get things done.

P.P.S. Check out Cameron Holmstrom's blog for more information on how you can help the kids of Attawapiskat.

1 comment:

Noni Mausa said...

Can one of you fill me in on this please?

For 2 years Harper has struggled to get helicopters for Canadian soldiers in that exotic vacation spot, Afghanistan.

Suddenly in August*, his Minister For Looking Under The Sofa Cushions For Helicopters, says: "It is too hard, it is like looking for hens teeth, so I will rent some helicopters." (And their pilots, what a deal).

Anyone know why he didn't just rent them in the first place and then spend a couple of years engaged in poultry dentistry?


(*) August should be renamed the Month of Shame. I swear they wait till August to publish all the things they wish they didn't have to publish at all. That's when they hold inquiries, too.