Bob Rae in Regina about Honouring The Treaties

The Calder case about the Niska people. Argued no treaty so they had Aboriginal title to the BC land. Crown: settlement extinguished title.

Millions lived in North America hundreds of years ago, but settlers viewed it as empty.
By 1867, only 150000 indigenous people remained alive in Canada.

Our country must face and address tough issues at all levels of government.
Largest Aboriginal population is in Toronto says Bob Rae.
Dynamic in the country is changing. Assimilation and powerlessness have failed.

Churches given the job of “throwing kids into the deep end, seeing who could swim”. #residentialSchools “it’s not a pretty picture”

Haste Makes Waste

“Opposition parties accuse the Harper government of stooping to a petty, new low in the muzzling of dissent.”

Note that says a “new low”, an acknowledgement that accountability is already at a low point.

Rae cited the incident as one of many examples that Canadians are “now living in a democracy with dictatorial tendencies.”

Garneau wouldn’t discuss what Van Loan said to him, citing the confidentiality of House leaders’ meetings. But he did say he believes the choice of May 18 for the party’s next opposition day was deliberate.

“I think there’s a message being sent,” Garneau said.

And the message is: “Behave yourself. (If not,) they have some ways of making things difficult.”

As the NDP discovered this week when it was apparently penalized for tying the Commons in procedural knots in a bid to compel the government to split up its massive, omnibus budget implementation bill into manageable chunks.

The NDP had been scheduled to have an opposition day on Thursday but that was abruptly cancelled and shifted to next Wednesday. Wednesdays, like Fridays, are short parliamentary days that allow for only two hours of debate.

“Did they give us a short day as a punishment? Whatever. You now, they’re in the bubble,” shrugged NDP House leader Nathan Cullen.

Elizabeth May spoke about the bill the NDP have tried to split apart from the budget, to improve debate over the irresponsible environmental law changes in it. The Environmental Destruction Act is a more descriptive wording of the Budget Implementation Act.

As the Westray disaster was a built “bomb” where 26 men were put into it, and died as a result of effective government safety assessments, so too is the present bill a giant carbon bomb where we’re all inside.

Meanwhile, there are shocking claims of police state actions, from LaRue today. I look forward to reading his tell-all expose’ book he’s promising now.

The government is isolating itself from valid criticism. Very worrying, but not surprising.

Here’s another’s perspective on development at any cost.

SaskBot Decodes a Little More RoboScam

If Del Mastro is a robot, expect his head to blow off from a serious logic error [Star Trek style], any day now. The Liberals made an improper robocall, in Guelph of all places, and it confused the issue around the Conservative-supporting illegal robocalls across the country that impersonated Elections Canada, and misdirected voters to where they could not vote.

Is Del Mastro slumping from the CPC being caught in another lie, by a blogger?

**** #RoboCon Dishonesty circuits overloading. Danger, Danger!****

Or perhaps Del Mastro is slumping and blustery because of this other hypocrisy he’s caught in. He’s all up in RoBot Rae’s face, but made the exact same robocall mistake previously (didn’t identify where the call came from really). At least the Liberal robocall in Guelph didn’t pretend to be from Elections Canada, or mislead voters as to the point of the call. The severely criminal nature of the Poutine recording is not even close to the potential damage from the Liberal call. Also, the Liberals claimed their call on their expenses, and Poutine, working for a Conservative campaign team presumably, did not. That an alias, burner cell phone, and gift credit card were used to try and conceal Poutine’s identity, is clear evidence that they knew their action was a serious, premeditated crime.

Del Mastro is also sticking to the absurd notion that the Liberals are guilty of leading mostly their own voters to fake polling stations, in the event that the scheme would be uncovered eventually almost a year later, so they could play the blame game with the Conservatives at that time, after helping them win a majority. That’s not a stretch?

If you’re not convinced that the Conservatives knew about RoboCon, and planned to activate the black op in the event of polling too low to get a majority, you must read Stephen Lauten’s guide to the technology and people used to complete the Poutine Election Fraud Conspiracy.

A recent tweet tip from Lautens is to check where Harper and his campaign team, and TSRU were geographically during the campaign, in conjunction with known RoboCon dates.

ADDED: When the public comes around to understanding that the Conservative Party was involved on some levels with RoboCon, watch for them to claim further that it was “no big deal”. There is an academic paper that says otherwise. Remember, we don’t let attempted murderers off in this country, just because they failed in their intended goal. If the Conservatives claim their scheme failed to impact voters, and failed to kill democracy, will they be let off the hook?

RoboCon: “So dumb”

WARNING: The following is a disclaimer provided by Kady O’Malley, regarding the story within this blog post:
“I’m sorry, but this is SO dumb”

“Tories demand Liberals release call records – but refuse to follow suit
The Conservatives are playing poker.

“Liberals will release election phone records”

Bluff called. What’s in your hand, Mr. “Whacko” Del Mastro? A pair of jokers, I’m guessing.

As to the statement the Conservatives will not release their own records because they are not the ones making the allegations, Mr. Rae said: “Of all the wacko things that Mr. Del Mastro has said in the past 10 days, that has to be the wackiest.”

Tucked away at the end of the Globe story is this total reversal too:
“Mr. Del Mastro clarified later in the day that the Conservatives will give Elections Canada any documents the agency requests.”

If Elections Canada or the RCMP haven’t yet asked for the Conservative’s CIMS database to glean who Pierre Poutine might be, they’re utterly incompetent, or they haven’t been reading, both totally inexcusable ;-)
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