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Canada: "PM set to shoot down gun-registry foes"

Discussion in 'Legal' started by cuchulainn, Mar 19, 2003.

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  1. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Member

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    http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/ArticleNews/gttech/TGAM/20030319/UGUNNM

     
  2. foghornl

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    Is that last name pronounced "kreet-in" ? ? ? :evil:






    sorry, couldn't resist....my bad
     
  3. D_Burchfield

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    Hey, all you THR guys in Canada.
    Now is your chance to ring up your representatives(MP's?) and suggest strongly that they give the PM a vot of no confidence. It would seem that $700 million to $1 billion would go a long way toward helping the military get some updated equipment.

    Get the word out and get out and vote!

    Best
     
  4. SDC

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    I've been on the phone about this too many times to count over the last 5 years, but it hasn't done any good; we've got two main problems up here. One, our political system makes the idea of democracy a joke, because politicians are essentially forced to vote in party blocks; a politician who doesn't vote with their party can be punished in any number of ways, up to and including expulsion, or the party leader's refusal to sign their nomination papers for the next election. This ties in with problem number two; politicians (and most other people for that matter) will value their security more than their principles, so they're only too happy to go along to get along. Sure, they'll make all sorts of promises about "representing you in Parliament", but when it comes down to it, all that they're really there for is to represent Parliament to you. Since the British parliamentary system is what we're stuck with (at least until someone gets the balls to scrap it, and replace it with something that works), people end up having to choose the party or party leader that they dislike the least, and if that means they get screwed on one issue or another, so be it. Every day that passes, I look towards the US as what Canada MIGHT have become, and emigration is looking more and more like a good idea.
     
  5. Blackhawk

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    Well, I don't have any confidence in Cretien. :D

    I've also found it very profitable to call bluffs.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. cheygriz

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    What would you expect from a french cretin? (The word "french" not capitalized intentionally)
     
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