Prime Minister Continues His on The Job Training

HAS THE PRIME  MINISTER ALLOWED CANADA TO DRIFT AIMLESSLY INTO THIS RECESSION?

 To me it seems obviously apparent that the Prime Minister of Canada is piloting the country by the seat of his pants and has offered no direction for the Canadian economy which now is officially in ruins. For that simple reason, the guy has got to go.  His non-chalant attitude combined with his inability to reach any type of consensus with oppostion MP’s without use of brute force has left this Prime Minister sitting in a corner by himself. Canada needs a leader and not a leader in training, but a strong leader who is prepared to take all action necessary to revitalizethe economy. The games that are being played in Ottawa are destroying the nations’ fabric.  
 For months the PM has refused to address the economic meltdown and still at this point refuses to accept that a recession or depression is taking place in our country. In the past four months the news has circulated the globe a million times that the world has fallen into some sort of financial armageddon but yet Canadas’ Prime Minister seems oblivious to that fact or how we even got to this point in the first place.
 The first signs of  global economic distress occurred more than 1 year ago. The US economy showed signs of strain half way into the 2007 fiscal year which should have set off the alarm bells in the economist-PM’s head but didn’t. Instead he failed to recognize the financial significance of being tied to the largest economy on earth when that countries’ economy was about to tank.   
 Even a two short months past this Prime minister was still denying that Canada was teetering on the brink of disaster.  On October 7 the PM stated that  “I think there are probably some great buying opportunities emerging in the stock market as a consequence of all this panic.”  Perhaps he was right, but thousands of Canadians had just got done seeing their life savings turn into mush and a statement like that is tantamount to saying, ‘I’m sorry you’re granny died, but ya know, she will make great fertilizer for my magnolias.’ On that same date the PM unequivocally ruled out that there would be no deficit under his watch. He’s right, under his watch is some skin and a bit of hair.(perhaps a bit of icy sweat as well)  On October 11 the PM had this to say...“The fact of the matter is independent analysts, including the International Monetary Fund, say that Canada is not going to go into recession with the current world environment and its current set of domestic policies. We’re the one country that’s going to continue to show some growth.” 
 He could be right about that one. One growth industry in Canada right now is FOOD BANKS and they do not see anytime in the near future when their demand will be dropping.
 One thing I do understand is that if you are a leader, then lead the country instead of destroying the confidence of a nation of people. Your little attacks on the opposition will do you no good in the coming months when you will require all of the expertise a nation can muster to pull this nation out of the mess we are in.
  Utilizing all of the available talent from the talent pool will take you a lot further than partisan attacks on the already weakened opposition. The opposition has stated that it is prepared to work with you if you are prepared to work with them, and given the fact that no Canadians elected a majority government it would seem pretty clear to me that working together is what the nation asked for. Considering the demand of Canadians for leadership in this crisis time it would be fair to say that not acting would be equivalent to being a traitor to Canada. 
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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Yours has to be the most idiotic analysis I have read so far.

    Write another, you just might out do yourself.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    “The monarch appoints the Governor General on the advice of the Canadian Prime Minister, after which the Governor General maintains direct contact with the monarch.[1] There is no specific term. As with other appointments, the incumbent is said to serve at Her Majesty’s pleasure, but by convention usually serves for approximately five years.”

    PM Harper is completely within his right as PM to ignore the GG, if she asked “Professor Puffin” if he could form government and advise the Queen to remove the current GG from her post and replace her. We would be going back to the polls no matter what the delusional left thinks.

    PM Harper can have the current GG dismissed at any time he so chooses.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

  4. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t post that youtube link. Which is not to say I didn’t enjoy it. 🙂

    aw

  5. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Rabid partisan punditry.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    HAS THE PRIME MINISTER ALLOWED CANADA TO DRIFT AIMLESSLY INTO THIS RECESSION?

    “Rabid partisan punditry.”

  7. Colin
    Posted December 26, 2008 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    “offered no direction for the Canadian economy the Canadian economy which now is officially in ruins”

    GDP declined 0.1% – which is FAR better than most. So since the recession is global, in actuality you should be calling for a complete change of every government of every country in the whole entire world.

    “who is prepared to take all action necessary to revitalize the economy”

    So throw money at anything that moves and forget about the fact that someone will have to repay it at a later date? Some people like to be careful about spending money. And has wild spending in China, Japan, Europe or the USA done any good? Would another 30 billion from Canada really help?

    “or how we even got to this point”

    I don’t think Harper had much to do with $140 oil, or with US mortgages.

    “Instead he failed to recognize the financial significance of being tied to the largest economy on earth when that countries’ economy was about to tank. “

    So the USA has injected trillions into their economy. What exactly was Harper suppose to do?

    “will require all of the expertise a nation can muster to pull this nation out of the mess we are in.”

    Canada will come out of the recession when the US does. Since there’s nothing we can do about their economy all we can do is ride the waves and minimize the impact in Canada. Believe it or not, recessions happen.


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