I'm not a gun advocate in anyway shape or form but I always thought that the gun registry was a government boondoggle that had more to do with politics than a rational approach to a problem.
Imagine if we had of spent that 1 BILLION dollars on increased policing or maybe on the armed forces or schooling or outreach programs etc
CBC Story (http://cbc.ca/stories/news/2002/12/03/auditorgun021203)
2002-12-04, 12:45 PM
Imagine an ex finance minister running for leader of the governing party and seeking to be prime minister?
Imagine that this ex finance had to know about this because well he was the one managing the budget.
Wait a sec, it's not imagination it is reality.
And Canadians and especially the media want this man to be prime minister.
Way to go Canada.
2002-12-04, 02:32 PM
And who would you like to see be Prime Minister, HammerJoe?
Actually Justice was run by Allan Rock at the time who is also a leadership contender!
2002-12-04, 06:24 PM
How about Jesse Ventura?
Isn't he retiring and looking for something a little
less demanding than Senator? :wink:
2002-12-09, 01:16 AM
Given the choices we have.
Paul Martin is the best of a bad bunch.
At least he can master the english language and probably will not embarrass us too much on the international stage. Plus he seems to have some legitimate common sense, which is a rarity for the federal liberals.
The gun fiasco is another liberal legacy costing us billions with no meaningful results.
Can anyone argue the merits of spending this kind of cash to license long guns from farmers and deer hunters ?
How do this make anyone safer or save lives as The Rock said last week.
Man is he a chip off the Chretian block.
2002-12-09, 08:10 AM
Skibud your last paragraph says it all.
"another Liberal fiasco" and Martin is a Liberal so you know with Martin won't be different because they can't.
Martin has been eating from the pot as well.
Heck the campaign has not even started and he is saying that education, healthcare needs more funding, and he was the one cutting it in the first place!
How can you take the man seriously with that??
Kyoto is another issue for him. He is against, but he knows Canadians want it so he goes along but as soon he is Pm he will put the brakes on it.
And this is just the beginning, the campaign has not yet started.
As for saying there is no alternative, it is not true.
There are alternatives, you just don't want to look at them and give them a chance to prove themselves as they can do no worse than what the Liberals are doing right now, so what do you have to lose??
You rather continue with Liberals and keep reading about all these mismanagements or ask for a change????
Are you going to vote for the Liberals again giving them the green card to keep wasting money and waste Canada?
Note : I just want to point out that I can't vote so I have no looks for any particular party but I think it is time to change and put someone else in power.
2002-12-09, 09:05 PM
Your preaching to the choir.
But until urban Ontario wakes up and sees the Liberals for what they are not much is going to change.
Anyone with common sense can see the gun control registry is a huge waste of money - it will accomplish squat.
The street cops and their asscociations know it will be a useless tool.
Only the police chiefs appear to back it , but because it is a political football not because it makes any sense.
Rock said last week it has already saved lives - pure crap.
That billion plus could have saved lives if put into health care but not on this stupid registry.
From the eastern newspapers it appears Ontario is beginning to realise they have been sold a load of garbage now that it has also become a money pit.
If the Liberals were at all honourable everyone associated with this fiasco would resign and an investigation started into how it could happen.
Put with Chretian and his crew we get no apology only retarded spin blaming everyone else for their mistakes.
But who would expect anything different given his "legacy" - what a joke.
Guess I will take my tax dollars and burn it , at least I would get alittle heat which is more than what our government is giving us.