OMG. I didn't think it was possible for Jason Kenney and the other oil pimps in the Harper regime to embarrass this country more than they already have.
I didn't think it was possible to be more humiliated in the eyes of the world, and still keep breathing.
But sadly I was wrong.
Because remember how I told you last night why Kenney's plan to crackdown on temporary foreign workers in the fast food industry was nothing but a sham or a scam?
Well how about this scam? Now they're hiring foreigners to replace our Royal Canadian Air Force pilots.
Canada’s air force has been hiring foreign pilots to fly its front-line transport aircraft, maritime patrol planes and fighter jets, citing an inability to recruit Canadians to fill seats in the military cockpits.
As debate rages about temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada to fill jobs in sectors like the service industry, it turns out that the Canadian Armed Forces has also gone abroad to fill its own labour needs.
And why are they doing that? Making us look like a Banana Republic.
Or The Royal Canadian Air FARCE..
Because they're too Con and too cheap to do the right thing.
Gilles Hudicourt, a pilot with Air Transat who obtained the labour market opinions, says the air force has gone abroad to find experienced pilots to avoid the cost of training Canadians. “They pretend . . . that they’re actually going after some new skill,” Hudicourt told the Star. “They’re doing it to save on training money.”
Can you believe it?
And that in a country with a flying tradition second to none. A country of legendary bush pilots. And one that during the Second World War trained thousands of pilots from all over the Commonwealth.
Including my grandfather whose training log book this is...
My precious heirloom into which I have pressed some leaves I rescued from the old tree that inspired "The Maple Leaf Forever," when it came crashing to the ground.
Oh boy. You know, although I miss him a lot, I'm almost glad my grand dad isn't around to see how low we have fallen.
Because if he was he would be so disappointed.
Although I probably would have enjoyed what he had to say about Lord Harper and his ghastly Cons.
Because he wasn't one to mince his words eh? And he had absolutely no time for fascists or phonies...
Or those who would make political capital out of the military, only to betray veterans and sell us out to the lowest bidder.
But he isn't around so I'll have to say it for him: no self respecting country hires foreigners to fly its warplanes.
And if we need cooks, or welders, or pilots, or whatever in Canada, we should train them OURSELVES.
Because this is the final indignity.
A pilot from the Hungarian Air Force was hired as an instructor to train student pilots in the Canadian Air Force.
Along with this other flying outrage.
The Conservative government has agreed to accept new helicopters to replace Canada's 50-year-old fleet of Sea Kings even though they don't meet a key requirement recommended for marine helicopters by Canada's air safety investigator, CBC News has learned.
Can you believe it ? Canadian pilots will get a chance to fly.
In unsafe helicopters, with no proper dry-run gear boxes. And despite that horrible tragedy off the coast of Newfoundland that killed 17 people...
The importance of the ability to fly for 30 minutes after a loss of lubrication in the main gear box was reinforced by an investigation into a deadly 2009 crash of a Sikorsky-built helicopter.
Unless of course our hapless military and their Con masters can find enough temporary foreign pilots desperate enough or suicidal enough to fly them for less money.
And really what more can you say?
Except that we are going to use the foreign workers scandal against those sellout Cons all the way to the next election.
And that if we want to get our self respect back. If we want to be a normal country again. If we want our Canada back.
Jason Kenney must be fired, or resign.
The shabby shuffling Harperite regime must be defeated.
And the Royal
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