Saturday, April 05, 2014
Pierre Poilievre and the Smearing of Sheila Fraser
I must admit that when I saw that Pierre Poilievre was going to absurd lengths to avoid mentioning Sheila Fraser's name, at first I was amused.
I figured that the way she demolished his foul so-called Fair Elections Act, had left him in a state of shock, totally humiliated, and boiling with anger.
And that he was afraid that just allowing Fraser's name to escape his pie hole, might cause him to lose control.
And of course, that would be HORRIBLE....
But then I noticed that not only was Poilievre avoiding her name, he was answering questions about the issues she had raised, as if No Name was working for Elections Canada.
As he did in Question Period yesterday over and over again...
Even though Sheila Fraser was not speaking for Elections Canada, she was speaking as a distinguished and highly respected Canadian. Period.
But then today I saw that the ghastly Con Tom Lukiwski was suggesting that her opinions could be bought.
In a letter sent to the committee chair on Friday, Tom Lukiwski, who also serves as parliamentary secretary to Government House Leader Peter Van Loan, avers that Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand "has made a practice of hiring academics, former politicians and public servants through discretionary contracts," some of whom, he notes, "have appeared before our committee during its hearings on the Fair Elections Act."
"In the interests of transparency," he argues, "the public should know the terms of this remuneration."
For the price of some per diems, however small.
As a member of the electoral advisory board set up by Mayrand last year, Fraser does, in fact, have a contractual relationship with the agency, albeit one that, by her recently tweeted reckoning, has netted her a grand total of $2,450 to date.
Then I saw the newspaper headlines.
And how Fraser had been forced to defend her integrity.
"My opinion is not for sale," she told QMI Agency.
She also rejected the notion that she is "on Election Canada's payroll," because she says her work there is very much part time.
And then I realized what I was witnessing was just another carefully orchestrated Con smear campaign.
And the thought that they would try to denigrate a decent Canadian like Sheila Fraser, for standing up for our threatened democracy, made me sick to my stomach.
And my only consolation is that it's a fight the Cons can't win.
The first, and often the biggest, challenge for critics of a government initiative is to get the public to pay attention. Once that’s done, it’s quite a bit easier to get people to oppose a change.
The importance of Ms. Fraser’s intervention lies in her ability to a) attract attention among otherwise disengaged voters and b) draw on a remarkable level of trust that she earned through her public service.
Because most Canadians will believe her not them. She will hurt them and their foul bill.
And it does prove once again that the Cons are the filthiest beasts and bullies this country has ever seen.
For lest we forget, this is Tom Lukiwski...
A classless scumbag if ever there was one.
These are just a few of the many sordid episodes in the shabby career of Pierre Poilievre.
There was the “f--- you guys” in the heat of a committee meeting in 2006; in 2009, he was accused of having insensitively used the term “tar baby” in the House of Commons.
In 2010, Poilievre allegedly got impatient waiting at a Parliament Hill checkpoint and pressed a button to open the security gate and drove his car through without being identified and without having his vehicle inspected. He later apologized.
More recently, he suggested that “the root causes of terrorism is terrorists.” A deep thinker, Skippy is.
The ghastly little greaser called Skippy, with a really BIG pension...
Who works for the scuzzy Con mob that is always trying to steal the pensions of seniors and veterans.
And who of course, like all the others, would do ANYTHING for his depraved leader.
Who raised them all to be like him, and wallow in their own excrement.
Or try to ride it to victory like he does...
And if anyone still wonders why I portray him so crudely, hopefully after today they will understand that it's because he deserves it. That is who he is.
And know too that I will continue to portray him that way. For what's good for the goose is good for the dictator.
Until the happy day we flush him and his filthy gang down the toilet of history.
And make Canada clean again...
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