CONservative MP’s Accused Of Using Tax Dollars For Self Promotion


Personally I do not see the difference between the CPC using tax dollars for their own electoral benefit and the Liberal partys’ former sponsorship scandal abuses so of course we have to complain about it because frankly, that is what we Canadians do the best.
Peter Van Loan recently showed up in Innisfil, Ontario bearing with him two oversized cheques that were emblazoned with CPC logos and his “personal signature” as if to say the cash was his personally to send off to Innisfil and not the cash of Canadian taxpayers. Turns out that almost every CONservative MP was lucky enough to have his/her name emblazoned across the front of the cheque if they were in a riding that received infrastructure funding.
Of course it is obviously apparent that the CONS are using the breakdown of the economy to their best advantage by sending out their MP’s with these hugeass cheques(literally, they measure 2 foot by 3 foot)to prop up their flagging fortunes.
This is a government that works only on self promotion and really has no interest in doing a good job as long as they can get away with doing a crap job of governing.
Yes little men and women of the CPC…your pics look fine in the paper, your names look good on the cheques…but remember…we all see your names there and the only thing a guy like me thinks is that someone absconded with our tax dollars and is now running around the country writing bad cheques out to desperate Canadians.
You should all be ashamed of yourselves….Dave Mackenzie included. That cash belonged to all of us, and all of our names should be on those cheques, not some daft ministers.


  1. penlan
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Not that the Cons ever go by the rules anyway but do you think they are breaking some by using the Minister's name & the CPC logo? It's the Govt. of Canada that's doling out the cash so if it's against the rules they shouldn't be doing that. Don't know how to find out the rules or I would look.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    They have no shame. Peter Van Loan looks like Ed McMahon presenting a cheque from Publishers' Clearing House to a trailer park resident.

    Only idiots will be impressed with this tacky display. Of course that's the plan. Idiots are the demographic the CPC is courting. Come to think of it idiots are the demographic all the parties are courting. Anyone with an ounce of sense gave up on voting for any of them long ago.

  3. jim bender
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    "They have no shame. Peter Van Loan looks like Ed McMahon presenting a cheque from Publishers' Clearing House to a trailer park resident."

    Man…that summed it all up perfectly:)

  4. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Good story jim

  5. wilson
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    'delivering change for the better' is a CPC logo?
    Can't find anywhere on the CPC website with that slogan.
    There are photo galleries full of Liberal MPs holding cheques with their own signatures on it.
    That's how it was done then, are Conservatives held to a higher standard?

  6. Anonymous
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Yes. Conservatives are held to a higher standard. I hold them to the standards they set for themselves. They ran for election on a platform of being more moral and responsible than the Liberals.

    Of course since Harper governs like a Liberal it comes as no surprise that he would behave like a Liberal when it comes to promoting himself and the party with taxpayers money.

    The only difference between the Liberals and the CPC is at least the Liberals aren't pretending to be something they're not.

  7. Big Winnie
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    How many Liberal, NDP, Bloc ridings are receiving these cheques? Probably not many!!

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