Monday, December 22, 2008

There’s petty ...


And then there’s Big Daddy.

The recent election of a Bloc Quebecois MP may have cost the Quebec town of Trois-Rivieres a $2-million federal subsidy for its 375th anniversary celebrations, Trois-Rivieres Le Nouvelliste has reported.
[…]
On a campaign stop in Trois-Rivieres during the elections, Mr. Harper told Le Nouvelliste that the grant money had already been allocated and that he “was looking forward to working with a Conservative MP.” Mr. Durand had also promised to get the $2-million subsidy if elected.

Trois-Rivieres Mayor Yves Levesque is now accusing the Harper government of being partisan. “So because we voted for the wrong side, because the population voted for the Bloc Quebecois, we won't receive anything for four years,” Mr. Levesque told Radio-Canada. “Tell us that and we'll stop paying taxes.”

Leadership! Accountability! Fuck you!

12 comments:

Dr.Dawg said...

I'm old enough to remember Quebec under the National Union party. It was a joke in the family that you could tell the municipalities that had had the cheek to vote Liberal in provincial elections--that was when the roads suddenly turned to unpaved ones, or ones in serious need of repair.

Harper and Duplessis had much in common.

CC said...

"Nice little riding you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it."

sooey said...

Why ARE we paying taxes? Parliament's prorogued, afterall.

Southern Quebec said...

If Parliament's prorogued shouldn't all the MP's be getting UIC?

Romantic Heretic said...

No. Like most people they don't qualify.

roblaw said...

..at the risk of spoiling the prevailing mood here at CC.. I just thought I'd pop in and wish you all the best for the coming year.. and even for the staunch atheists in the group, there can't be anything wrong with a reminder at least once a year that we should aspire to treating our neighbors with decency.

Here's hoping (dreaming?) that our politicians set aside their egos long enough to actually help those who are in need of help all around us this coming year!

Oh - and I donated $100 to the foodbank today - pay it forward y'all, even if it's just a dollar or a can of soup..

Shalom.

GrantK1 said...

Kind of reminds me of the time Cretin closed Calgarys military base and shipped all personnel and equipment to Redmonton because they had Albertas only Librano MP.

We got over though, you will too!

LuLu said...

Shorter GrantK1: But, but, but ... the Liebrulz!1!1!!11!!

Frank Frink said...

Harper and Duplessis had much in common.

Yep, Dawg. I've been making that comparison all along.

Chet Scoville said...

Harper and Duplessis

Yep, that's what I thought too.

the rev. paperboy said...

completely off topic and to a certain degree its blogwhoring but there are early christmas presents to be had

Frank Frink said...

Ummm... GrantK9? That sort of partisan tactic is not, I repeat - not, going to help Dear Leader win his precioussssssss majority via gaining more seats in Quebec.

That sort of tactic is more likely to elicit a big extended middle finger from the Quebec electorate and drive more voters to the Bloc.

And, of course, Dear Leader is such a 'master strategist', non?