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Canadian Minority Government

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 12:53 PM
I like our minority government. I really do. It is as if all the party leaders are campaigning all the time. They never know when the next election will come up. So they act like all politicians do when they are campaigning.
Politicians campaigning are always more appealing than elected ones. Once they are in office nobody likes them.
I am really liking this minority government. Everyone has to be on their toes and on their best behavior. Paul Martin has to please everyone in the country or he could very well lose the next election. He has to serve the people, all the people of Canada.
What do the other Canadians here think?

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 01:07 PM
Hum....I am not Canadian but your people in Canada better start watching the powerful Carlyle group firm because is going to buy out your government and become involve in your business.

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 01:41 PM
The Carlyle group of which both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush have both previously been members of its advisory board. Yes they are defiantly a concern.
Frank McKenna was the Premier of New Brunswick and is now the new ambassador to the United States. He was appointed to this job by Paul Martin. McKenna is also linked to The Carlyle group.

This is where my likeing of our minority government comes in. New Democrat Party Leader Jack Laton brought up the link to the Carlyle group. He said that McKenna's business ties should of been examined before being appointed as ambassador. If we had a majority government something like this may of not even been brought up at all. When all the opposing parties pinch the liberal government Paul Martin has to respond. Its that or there will be a vote of no confidence and we will have a new election.

Canadians should heed Marg's warning though so I will post this link.

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 02:19 PM
I think they has become part of you government longer that most Canadians knows.

Even more, since June every Canadian has had a stake in the Carlyle Group.

That's when the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board committed to investing $60 million (U.S.) into a Carlyle Group venture fund over the next five years. The board invests Canadians' accumulated pension contributions that are not needed to pay benefits.

This firm will take over Canada investment and been part of the US government involvement it will make Canada part of the US at least through private investment links.

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 02:47 PM
This maybe a little of topic but the Carlyle group was mentioned so I thought I would add another group that is also in Canada. The Bilderberg's and there parent organization the Trilateral Commission.

As to Martin he needs to make it look like he is doing the job, but he has ulterior motives. (IMHO) and I think they must tow the line for now.

from 1996
Canadian attendees include Frederik Eaton, of the major department store chain; Paul Martin, Finance Minister; Jean Chretien, the Prime Minister of Canada; Red Wilson, Chairman of Bell Canada Enterprises; Ted Rogers, the communications and cable mogul; Al Flood, Chairman of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; and Ontario Premier Mike Harris.

Trilateral Commission: World Shadow Government
The Trilateral Commission was established in 1973. Its founder and primary financial angel was international financier, David Rockefeller, longtime chairman of the Rockefeller family-controlled Chase Manhattan Bank and undisputed overlord of his family's global corporate empire.
"The Commission's purpose is to engineer an enduring partnership among the ruling classes of North America, Western Europe and Japan -- hence the term 'Trilateral' -- in order to safeguard the interests of Western capitalism in an explosive world. The private commission is attempting to mold public policy and construct a framework for international stability in the coming decades.
"To put it simply, Trilateralists are saying: The people, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.

Seventeen Years of Bilderbergers including the 2000 Invitees and Their Elite Affiliations

Names of Bilderbergers members and Associations
Participants 2004

[edit on 12/2/2005 by Sauron]

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 03:49 PM
It seems that no even peaceful Canada can stay away from the take over of profiteers and the making of the elite power.

It's done already in the US and they all links by business and investments.

posted on Mar, 21 2005 @ 04:04 PM
I don't agree with the concerns so much. One thing that makes Canada "immune" from a controlling hand like the Carlyle Group or the US for that matter is that close to 20% of our population, right now, are immigrants. Anybody that has travelled to or lived in a big city in Canada will notice the immense cultural diversity in our country. In this way, our melting pot society is mixed with loads of different perspectives. I don't think we can pin too much on what it is to be a Canadian anymore, except beer and Ice Hockey along with a shot of whiskey in the winter. The point is that not only is our Government a minority, but at times, so are white people.

From the Native population to the Asians in Vancouver, there are people who have money and power completely separate from the Carlyle Group, or big bankers. Our main banks are CIBC and the Royal Bank, not Citibank. We have, to my knowledge, never allowed Marlboro cig's to be sold within our borders. As a Canadian, I feel that we are the most anti-Global modern, capatalist society on earth. From the Nike protests to boycotting Walmart to an awareness of the Environment, Canadians have real issues on their minds and aren't driven by the $, IMHO. Course, our society is unique in part due to the meager population of 30 million, with a country the size of Russia, almost.

posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 03:29 PM

I'm from Edmonton myself, and wholly enjoy this minority government for the reasons that have been stated; it provides stable debates, keeps the Liberals in a position to even please the socialists and conservatives, and adds more varience.

It's great.


posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 01:51 PM
Guy - We did have Marlboro cigarettes in Canada before. I remember buying them somewhat legally (I was 14 at the time and I have since bought them illegally under the counter).

I like the minority government in certain aspects, the government can no longer do as it pleases and must keep campaign promises to get things moving in the commons. But the commons gets deadlocked on certain issues that divide the country. Sometimes I wish things like gay marriage would just be dealt with already. Yes or No...I don't even care anymore just make a decision and go with it.

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