Clearly the Conservatives themselves are the biggest political hypocrites as well.(1 Tim 5:8 KJV) But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (Mat 7:3 KJV) And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.It has always amazed me and I have said it before how those hypocritcal Conservatives in Alberta were so ready to change things in Ottawa but had not cleaned their own house firstly, and they still wrongfuly have not done it even too."MLAs may face tough new laws Conflict of interest rules eyed Ralph Klein's departure later this year is expected to pave the way for a lobbyist registry and tough new ethics rules for MLAs, say opposition members of an all-party committee reviewing Alberta's conflict of interest laws. They say it will be tough for an incoming Tory leader to ignore the committee's recommendations for the registry and a one-year "cooling off period" for cabinet ministers and senior government bureaucrats and political staff. "With Ralph, these recommendations would never be approved but I think it has an excellent chance now because what leader will say 'I don't believe in transparency?' " said NDP MLA Ray Martin. "It will be very difficult for these leadership candidates not to endorse this so I think we have a very good chance of seeing this legislation passed." The recommendations propose stiff fines for lobbyists who don't register. They also rein in ministers from using their positions to land jobs immediately after leaving government. The opposition had criticized Premier Ralph Klein's former chief of staff Peter Elzinga for taking a job immediately after leaving government with oilsands giant Suncor, which was battling the province over royalties at the time. Liberal Bruce Miller, who also served on the committee, said he expects leadership candidates to focus on democratic reform in their campaigns this fall. "All the statistics indicate that trust in politics is at an all-time low ... We have to do something, regardless of what party we represent, and this is the least that we can do." Tories on the committee all endorsed the registry, but their work isn't done yet, he said. "The Tory members realize they will have quite a selling job to do with their caucus on the lobbyist registry because some of the people, including the premier, are not keen on it," he said. The report wasn't tabled in the legislature until the last day of the sitting and was lost amongst the fanfare of the premier's last day in the house. Committee chairman Neil Brown, a Tory backbencher, said the report now goes to Justice Minister Ron Stevens who will draft a government response that will eventually work its way through caucus and cabinet. Five provinces and the federal government already have lobbyist registries. Brown said the Alberta government rejected a lobbyist registry during a previous review of the act in 2001, contending it would be difficult to enforce compliance and that the cost would outweigh any benefits. "They had said it was of dubious value in their minds and the costs could not be justified," Brown said. But this time, he said there was generally positive feedback from government and a general belief the registry would foster "openness and transparency" in government and operate at "a fairly minimal cost."As the news media Keeps on Harping, our PM Stephen Harper has reportedly made a tactical decision between the 2004 and 2006 elections: that rather than trying to be liked by a selected , he would rather try to look for all of Canadians' respect. Dream On. For that all important value of respect, when you abuse even one person, that includes one citizen, one reporter too, you immediately lose it all, you lose any you had to start of with too, you as the exemplary leader do firstly have to earn the respect, it cannot be self appointed, enforced, delegated by Mr. S Harper not so much whether he Harper is receiving it, but whether he and his team do firstly have any respect for any of those as well that they see as mere obstacles to getting their own way. These false Power struggles even between politicians and the press are an indication as to how Harper and the PM view the basic, ordinary citizens as well and this unacceptable attitude in the capital is quickly building to an unworkable situation for Harper, as evidenced by the fact the PMO communications team is no longer able or willing to impart even the most basic information to the media. Visibly Mr. S Harper still even does needs to mature, he firstly needs firstly to care, to love and to treat all persons equally firstly before he will earn any respect, or a reelection as well. Otherwise I cannot see how he even becomes a PM in the first place right now. Learn a lesson from History. Ex PM Brian Mulroney was not known at the end of his term as a prime minister in touch with the people and his whole Party paid the price, it ceased to exist as a political party next too. History often repeats itself.
The Conservative obsessiveness about control will backfire since the larger electorate if it revives fears about Harper's "hidden agendas" and his clearly disrespect for the good care and w ill of the people and of Parliament itself."Black SUV adds presidential air to Harper's motorcade Ottawa Citizen Monday, May 22, 2006 OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motorcade has acquired a presidential look. But one MP says the big black SUV now cruising at the rear of the entourage is a bit too remindful of President George W. Bush. And its gas-chugging potential raises other issues, even for a prime minister who ditched the Kyoto accord, says New Democrat Pat Martin. The SUV surfaced two weeks ago behind the armoured limousine, and a lead car, that ferries Harper about town. The motorcade takes Harper even from his Langevin Building office across Wellington Street to his Centre Block space on Parliament Hill. The drivers are armed RCMP officers, but the addition of the SUV makes the entire motorcade look like a Secret Service operation. Bush has had black SUVs in his motorcade for several years. The 320-horsepower V8 Chevrolet Tahoe now embedded in Harper's parade is made in the U.S. GM Canada truck plants assemble Silverado pickups. As has been said of the SUVs in Bush's procession, the new black wheels add an air of intimidation to Harper's motorcade. "It looks like something Darth Vader would be driving," says Martin. "We've got this gas-guzzling behemoth touring around with the prime minister. It looks tough, it looks quasi-military. Is that the kind of image the prime minister wants to project?" A spokesman for Harper said the RCMP is in charge of security measures. "All security stuff for the prime minister, we don't have much say on it," explained press aide Dimitri Soudas. "I don't know what they do, why they do it, how they do it." An RCMP media officer said the force cannot comment on security provisions for the prime minister. Officials at the Defence Department and Emergency Preparedness Canada could not say whether security levels have changed because of Canada's decision to engage an army battle group against the Taliban in Afghanistan.I have suggested already rightfully that you Mr. S Harper make peace with the Press and Parliament otherwise your reputation and leadership will go down hill more and more.and "Kissing one's ass" is not a sign of respect but rather an insulating sign of immaturity and disrespect too.As a professing Christian the still obviously spoiled pampered child S Harper clearly does not read or know the Bible too.. clearly he has not learn sufficiently personally from it also.(1 Ki 12:6 KJV) And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people? 7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever. 8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him: 9 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter? 10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. 13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him; 14 And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.(1 Ki 12:16 KJV) So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents... 19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.I am rightfully still not really impressed by lying distorting Governmental Internet sites promoting even the Conservative's half truths..My first impression when I had accessed thier site, like many others was oh this is another lying governmental site, they are paid to lie.. and all major liars in the government, ministers included should be fired ASAP rightfully too.Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.(Prov 27:2 KJV)
Interesting Poll: Conservative MP Leon Benoit has introduced a private member's bill that would make it a separate criminal offence to harm an unborn child in cases where a pregnant mother is assaulted or murdered. Do you believe there should be such a law?Yes 65.7%
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