Sunday, October 16, 2016
The Great Con Canada Birthday Scam
I'll always remember the day Stephen Harper decided to start celebrating Canada's 150th birthday, three years early.
And how critics warned that the infrastructure money that came with it could be used by the Cons as a giant slush fund.
And sure enough they were right.
It was a porky scam.
Conservative ridings disproportionately benefited from an election year fund aimed at improving community infrastructure such as parks and recreation centres, a Star analysis has found.
New data shows ridings won by the Conservatives in 2011 received 68.6 per cent of the roughly $106 million paid out in the first year of the Canada 150 community infrastructure program between June 2015 and June 2016.
The Cons rigged the process.
Adam Vaughan, the Toronto MP and now parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, told the Star the fund under the Conservatives was overly restrictive and set timetables that were difficult for community organizations to meet.
“It was clear that the Conservatives had tipped off some on how to apply and kept others in the dark,” Vaughn said in an interview.
Their ridings got most of the money.
And Michelle Rempel's claim that it was but it wasn't a political decision, is absolutely absurd...
There were political considerations involved in the decisions, Rempel said, to ensure the small pool of funding was fairly distributed over a large number of ridings.
But what I relied on to make my decision was a departmental ranking based on criteria … I wanted to be very careful that it wasn’t perceived as a politically motivated decision.”
And absolutely shameless.
Because when Con ridings end up receiving 70% of the money, it's clear the process was both unfair and political, just another vote buying scheme.
And Rempel, who likes to think of herself as the conscience of parliament, was only doing what she was told...
By the depraved leader she served so faithfully.
And is like him just another Con artist.
And the good news?
It didn't work.
Just like Harper's attempt to politicize the War of 1812 anniversary didn't work either.
He lost the war and the election.
And the best news?
Isn't it great to think that when the 150th party finally arrives, Harper won't be blowing out the candles on that cake?
But will have to settle for this one...
Stephen Harper, never a Great Economist Leader.
But always a Con artist...