Friday, December 26, 2008

National Intimidation State

First, we have the case of a town in Quebec, losing funding for their anniversary party because they voted the wrong way. Now we have the story of a Jewish centre for disabled children being threatened. Why? Because it dared to invite Michael Ignatieff to a party:
Georganne Burke, who works for the Minister of State Gary Goodyear within Industry Canada, also insinuated that having Ignatieff at the ceremony could pose a problem for the school, according to event organizer Gary Gladstone.

"I am advising you that Georganne Burke called me this evening at about 10:30 pm (on Sunday) enraged, advising me for the benefit of the Jewish community the menorah lighting should be cancelled," Gladstone wrote in an email obtained by CTV News.

"(Burke) further went on to say that she felt it would do serious damage to Zareinu to have the event there," he said in the email.
When we get to the point in this country when, after hearing such tales, our inclination is to say "Thank God I live in Tory riding", we are screwed. Proroguing parliament made us look like we lived in a Third World country. This trend only confirms it.
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  1. Thank G'd for my bobblehead Tory MP! NOT.

  2. It could be worse. You could live in Edmonton-Strathcona.

  3. Is the first link available through any avenue other than a Proquest account? It's asking for a login which I don't have.

    Re the second--imagine what they'd try to get away with if they had a majority. Thugs and bullies.

  4. Link fixed. IP, are they salting the earth in your riding?