Saturday, 27 September 2008

People turning to the NDP

Friday, 26 September 2008

Is the MSM beginning to take the NDP seriously? The big Dipper reaches for the stars

This article in the Globe by Gloria Galloway explores the rise of the NDP during this election campaign. There have been more and more articles like this recently, unlike previous campaigns, where the MSM almost completely ignored the NDP.

People are starting to realize the NDP as a real alternative to the other main parties.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Looks like the NDP will most likely win in Parkdale-High Park

spurs: Pundits beginning to predict a Kennedy loss in Parkdale High Park
Provincially the riding is held by another popular New Democrat woman, Cheri DiNovo. Between DiNovo and Nash, they have the riding all sewn up.

If Kennedy loses, it will be poetic justice. He was the guy who foisted Dion on an unsuspecting party by throwing his support behind him in the leadership convention.

Also, the Liberal party decided to stop representing their constituents months ago by being absent and abstaining from voting in parliament. Send a message to the Liberals - you have to actually stand up for your constituents to represent them. If you are not going to, why should we vote for you.

How many more people must die?

Poison food crisis shows Harper’s contempt for government

The entire handling of this emergency demonstrates callous
incompetence. Worse, it reveals a lethal contempt by Harper for the
most basic role of government - ensuring public health and safety. It
also reflects a hostility of government as a constructive force in our

Since his first days in office in 2006, Harper has steadily cut
funding for food safety programs and inspectors, shifting ever greater
responsibility to the food companies themselves.

According to current Treasury Board of Canada forecasts, funding for
food safety programs will have declined by almost 30% from $359
million in 2006-07 to $254 million in 2010-11 under Harper's watch.

At the same time, a secret government document recently brought to
light by a government employee reveals that the government has been
planning to let the foxes further guard the henhouse by expanding
industry self-policing of food safety.

The listeriosis crisis is reminiscent of the poison water scandal that
rocked Walkerton, Ont., in 2000. That disaster was caused in large
part by government cutbacks and a deliberate weakening of provincial
inspection and safety procedures by the Ontario regime of Conservative
Premier Mike Harris.

Harper's cabinet now includes some of the same ministers who were part
of the Harris government, ministers who should have learned the
obvious lessons of the Walkerton tragedy.

That they did not makes an even more chilling point: the ineptitude
now apparent in Ottawa is not merely a failure to learn the lessons of
Walkerton. It bespeaks an ideological contempt for anything and
everything that government can do to better society.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Unconvinced that you shouldn't vote Conservative - Here are 100 reasons to NOT vote Conservative

100 Reasons

This is a great bit of resource material listing 100 reasons to not vote Conservative. If you are thinking of voting for them, read this first!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Due to changes made by the Harper government, tens of thousands of Canadians may die.

The Gazetteer: Stephen Harper's Canada.....Worse Than Listeriosis?
"And listeriosis may be the least of it. The same November 2007 Cabinet decision that handed self-inspection to the owners of meat plants did the same for operators of animal feed mills and cut back the avian influenza preparedness program. Yet bad animal feed led to the epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalitis (mad cow disease), and in an influenza pandemic tens of thousands of Canadians may die. Listeriosis pales in comparison. Overall, it would seem that, as a country, Canada is far less prepared now for epidemics than in the past......"

Friday, 19 September 2008

NDP want to put the inspectors back in the meat plants Put inspectors in every Canadian meat plant: Layton
NDP Leader Jack Layton wants meat inspectors on the floor of every meat processing plant in Canada.

Standing outside Parliament today, Layton says it's the only way to prevent another disaster like the listeriosis outbreak that's been blamed for 17 deaths.

Mr. Layton also wants imported meats made subject to the same kind of inspections Canadian meats undergo.

Mr. Layton continues to blame the outbreak on the government, saying the Conservatives want to let businesses do whatever they want without oversight.

The Harper government reduced the meat inspections. As a result, people have died. The Harper government also plans on reducing meat inspections across the country. Jack Layton and the NDP actually care about human lives and want to put the inspectors back in the plants so people don't die and get sick.