Thursday, December 4, 2008

Harper is the master of faux crises: The faux crisis of separatism meets the faux crisis of tax leakage



Steven Chase:
Globe and Mail

Dear Steven:

Concerning your article of today, did you notice whether Michael Sabia, or perhaps Jack Mintz and Gwyn Morgan, were among the demonstrators at Rideau Hall this morning fanning the false flames of separatism in the same way that they collectively fanned the false flames of tax leakage upon the conversion of BCE?


Harper meets Governor-General
After televised appeal to national unity that raised the SPECTRE OF SEPARATISM, Prime Minister arrives at Rideau Hall to ask that Parliament be prorogued until January


STEVEN CHASE

Globe and Mail Update

December 4, 2008 at 9:59 AM EST

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper entered Rideau Hall shortly after 9:30 a.m. ET to make his case to Governor General Michaëlle Jean for temporarily shutting down Parliament.

The prime minister arrived in a motorcade after traveling literally across the street from his official residence, 24 Sussex Drive.

About 50 demonstrators greeted Mr. Harper as his black vehicle entered the gates of Rideau Hall, most of them cheering on the Prime Minister.

The vast majority appeared to be Tory staffers or Conservative Party members. They were chanting slogans such as "No secret deal!", a reference to the coalition-support agreement by the Liberals, NDP and Bloc Québécois that would oust Mr. Harper and install Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion in his place.

1 comment:

Transcanada said...

From Macleans Magazine Reporter Kady Omalley who is staked out at Rideau Hall this morning: a tip to those organizing nonpartisan grassroots demonstrations: most of us who work on the Hill can recognize Conservative staffers - even when they’re all decked out like ordinary Canadians.