The current mess of federal-provincial transfers is probably the most important issue (to me) that can feasibly be dealt with in the upcoming election. having said that, I really do believe, though, that this Liberal government is a unique case; they are so corrupt - beyond the usual amount of corruption - and so ineffective that I think this should be the theme. Canada: your house is on fire. I wouldn't quibble with how the fireman looks in a leather vest, as long as he can put out the fire.
The main theme of the next general election will be the villification of Alberta probably through the use of global warming entreaties to justify raping its wealth.A secondary theme will be the villification of the Conservatives as the bogeyman for any other problem (immigration, crime, etc).No mention of Gomery or mea-culpas for that matter.I am curious to see whether the Liberals can get another majority. If so, then I can seriously contemplate moving to some other part of the Commonwealth or the USA without any guilt.
Anonalogue: Right on all counts. I also believe the main theme must be corruption and ineffectiveness, as no other issue could matter under such circumstances. If we know already that the Libs lie election after election about the same things and about new things and that they're playing ever faster and looser with our money, then it's obvious what the key theme must be.Tss, also right on your points. Difference, though, is that it's the Libs and the MSM who'll make the raping of Alberta the main theme (they'll claim it's good, hoping the "polls" on the issue will guarantee them many anti-Alberta votes), competing with the other, larger one, which is the undeniable corruption and grossly cavalier incompetence we're getting from that vile Libmob. After all, with that much corruption, it's a foregone conclusion that the Libs will certainly try to grab more of Alberta's cash.
A CPC theme of integrity and Rock Solid government spelled out simply in layman's terms would most certainly attract voters.Difficult to lay out how Bill C-11 can reach to all corners of our country and protect those who would risk their necks for us, the common Canadian walking within the barrel and the one shoulder strap.* We the CPC of Canada will enact measures and independant, stand alone systems that guarantee efficiencies in government and protect our national revenues from fraud, laundering and pilferage, no matter what party happens to govern Canada in future times.*Hey,... I could sure buy into that plan .. eh? 73s TG
I totaly agree it should be about the corruption and gross incompetance of the liberal party .As for the Liberals its going to be about how the Conservatives are going to take away your health care and your right to abortion and how we are going to make you prayin schools because as you know we are all a bunch of religous zelots who want aircraft carriers
Our Conservative party should make the outrage of multiple taxes on gas and other fuels their main issue in any campaign of the near future, whether the Vancouver-area by-election to replace Mr. Cadman, a possible by-election to replace Deputy Speaker Strahl (depending on his health), or in a national campaign. Secondly, to highlight our dependence on the Americans for our security, we should highlight the reecent Queen's University study that says that our military will collapse in a decade without tens of billions in new equipment and reductions of DND bureaucratic waste and/or the reduction of a General-heavy officer corps. THIRDLY should be ethics/waste (Gomery/gun registry, which according to the Winnipeg Sun, Saint Shelia Fraser will be reporting on in February)(*). Fourth, but not least as important, promotion of decentralization - wrapped carfully in the clothing of making everyone in Confederation happy.In my opinion, we have to do something populist first on gas taxes, in order to get poll numbers moving. As for the ideological opposition, they have an adversion to making cars cheaper to drive (read Kyoto commitments vs. cutting gas taxes), they are indecisive on national sovereignty (their anti-American and anti-military attitude, yet sending ships and troops in support of American policy in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan); finally, they lie repeatedly about the true nature of federal power, saying that Ottawa leads one of the weakest unions on Earth - the truth being the reality of an elected PMO dictatorship.Yes, Shawn, we will be again cast as though our initials stood for the Canadian Phascist Conservatives, but if we highlight the Librano-Socialist hypocrisy that I have outlined in this post, we might have a good shot at the gold ticket to 24 Sussex!(*) From Kate McMillan today on the Shotgun:http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2005/09/a_matter_of_tim.htmlThe main Winnipeg Sun story:http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2005/09/25/1234287-sun.html
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