CBC biased headline “Canada loses 6600 jobs” an outright untruth!!

Credit @jimmydubyyc. Click for Twitter Site.
Credit @jimmydubyyc. Click image for his Twitter Site.

Check out the tweet above from @jimmydubyyc’s Twitter account three days ago on August 7th at 9:06 in the morning. My thanks to him for the screenshot. If ever you needed concrete proof that Canada’s national news service has an anti-Conservative bias, then the headline across that image says it all.

Canada Loses 6,600 jobs. Unemployment rate remains at 6.8%. ”

The problem is that the truth is the exact opposite. Canada gained 6,600 jobs in July, 2015.

Now, take a look at this Google search page confirming that job growth. At the bottom of the first Google page, there are even a couple of CBC News items that say “modest job growth in July.”

So, what happened? A simple error? An employee who was out of line? Or, was the corporation that taxpayers fund to the tune of $1 billion dollars a year deliberately trying to make the Conservative Government’s economic record look bad?  Whatever the reason, the onscreen message was a blatant error and nothing short of yellow journalism. And, those responsible should be fired!

I mean, you can bet the CBC would not make such an error if there was negative news about either the federal Liberals or the NDP. In fact, apart from Twitter, I have not heard anything about the anti-oil sands position held by most NDPers, such as Linda McQuaig’s view that the oil should remain in the ground — a quote said on the CBC’s supper hour politics show. In fact, apart from some conservative Twitter accounts, like MP Michelle Rempel’s Twitter account, the silence is deafening!

Lots of us said this was going to be a nasty election campaign but who would have guessed to what extent the CBC and other mainstream media would manipulate the news to the point of presenting untruths? The crux of the matter is that all of us who value democracy and the Conservative Party, need to refute the untruths and exaggerations every chance we get.

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Sandy

Sandy is a retired educator, author & former conservative political strategist. She operated the first "Crux of the Matter" from 2006 until 2017 and opened this "Crux of the Matter 2.0" blog in late August, 2018.

61 thoughts on “CBC biased headline “Canada loses 6600 jobs” an outright untruth!!

  1. OK. Where is our Conservative Party demanding they retract this damned lie, correct it and apologize?

    Of course, apologies and corrections are not always heard by the same people who heard the lies, this is what those who spew lies are counting on. The public broadcaster is an enemy of this country when they put out false information to make the government look like bad managers during an election writ period. Taking sides is not their mandate, they represent ALL stripes and should only report the facts. If they want to take sides we should not be funding them.

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  2. I read about the July numbers and the GAIN of 6,600 jobs last week. Also on CPAC today during the media scrum with PM Harper, a reporter asked PM Harper about NDP Linda McQuaig’s remarks. PM Harper gave a GREAT answer back. He should do more of these scrums…he was that good with the mouth foaming media. The best remark was when the PM said you don’t drop aid on dead people .Watch todays scrum if you can.

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  3. Maritimer, I assume you mean that 6600 lost jobs would be from the CBC because I certainly don’t think 6600 new jobs would be a good thing. 😉

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  4. Roy — If you are assuming the CPC will correct the record, I am not sure they know about it. There is so much false info out there, they can’t keep track of it all. That is why we all have a responsibility to help out and expose the bias.

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  5. It’s cringe worthy to hear Trudeau scold Harper on the economy. Firstly, he has never had any experience in the field, he’s probably never had to manage even a household budget. To add to the insult he’s got Wynne as his biggest supporter, she who is presiding over the worst economic mess in our history, taken us to have-not status . Lost in all of this is the fact Harper is an economist by trade and has managed this country very well during the global recession, making us the envy of the G7 countries.

    We also need to be very worried about Wynne’s forced pension plan, another scheme to allow money into provincial coffers for her to toy around with.

    Then we have Mulcair, swinging and swaying on the Oil Sands, sneakily trying to sound like a moderate, but nary a word on the nonsense uttered by his star candidate Linda McQuaig.

    Oh Canada!

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  6. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canada-added-modest-6-600-jobs-in-july-1.3182632

    This link shows the correct SC numbers, but the story is at pains to point out how modest the job growth rate is, and to solicit negative comments from their economic commentators. We have become used to such negative reporting from CBC; slag the country, or at least its present elected government, full time all the time. As the campaign unfolds, look for hysterical partisan coverage from the national broadcaster.

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  7. No worries. Even if they acknowledge this serious error, the CBC & other leftists will then complain most of the new jobs were in lower paid services, which they were in July (it’s the summer, eh?), ignoring the shellacking Harper gave Mulcair in the debate when he incorrectly stated meme that long term job creation was mostly low paying, when in fact 2/3 were high paying skilled labour. Of course the mediocracy ignores this, and McQuaig’s defining moment for watermelons everywhere, and anything else “off message.” I heard one political science type say her comments won’t hurt them in Ontario or Quebec; doubtful but maybe so, what about BC though? The voter is noticing and will continue to be influenced by these gaffes, inconvenient confessions and resignations. Unless Mulcair throws McQuaig under the bus, he will lose the pipeline vote, and thus the election, as his position continues to defy common sense and reeks of doublespeak and hidden agendas. (enter stage left, the AB NDP)

    Every online poll I’ve checked exclusively gave Harper the debate win, with Mulcair no better than third. There actually was one exception. Trudeau did manage a second place finish to none of the above in a downtown Toronto poll. Yet the mediocracy gives the win the Trudeau and his “debating partner” May.

    The real action starts just before or after Labour Day. The progressives are counting on an Obama type victory where he was allowed to float false narratives day after by a compliant, sycophantic & fawning media, while Romney turtled and played it safe (the overall problem facing the GOP today imho), after initial success.

    The progressives’ problem here is, neither Trudeau nor Mulcair even approach Obama’s charisma, oratory or ruthlessness; and Harper is a way better politician than Romney or Obama and is our incumbent. It seems clear PMSH is not going to play it safe. He’s going after the memes of “oil having to stay in the ground,” the “middle class” in crisis, climate change altering carbon taxes into general revenues being the “right thing to do,” etc.

    The mediocracy will surely squeal mightily – count on several political temper tantrums. Maybe they’ll even try to channel Candy Crowley; in short they’ll be “outraged” when Harper refuses to play dead. So what, who cares. Their worst isn’t good enough.

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  8. I’m surprised that you put so much stock in what the CBC has to say Sandy. We rarely watch network news at all any more as more and more we’re more selective of the news we do consume. Good thing we have choices in Canada….including unsubscribing from Cable and network news altogether. The CBC is no longer a guarantee of being representative of most Canadians. That’s why their viewership is in free fall.

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  9. Bobbie — My husband and I rarely watch CBC any more either. But, what it says is important nonetheless because taxpayers have to fund it to the tune of one billion dollars a year! That should mean accountability, transparency and truth. Are you suggesting I shouldn’t write about it simply because its viewership is in free fall?

    Hmmm. You sound very much like someone who used to comment here who was continually telling me I should simply ignore the media. Well, I didn’t and won’t.

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  10. Right now they’re going to be all about the Duffy trial, or frame-up, trying to squeeze the last air out of it and use it against PM Harper. Most of us have figured it out, no Prime Minister controls the purse strings of the Senators’ expense accounts, he appoints them and that’s it. The rules of that place cannot be broken without a lot of help from those who do manage the Senate affairs.

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  11. That trial is about Duffy’s wrongdoing, not others. – it’s been a bust for the Hater haters so far, but they’re clinging to hope some offhanded “good to go” comment made by someone, somewhere about something will apparently convince Canadians to jettison their PM in favour of one who will sign them onto Kyoto kleptocracy, more, more government & taxes, and shirking of our international obligations and diplomacy. Counter the mediocracy and all their BS, yes; but don’t worry about or try to change them. They’re journalist who don’t know what research, verification of unbiased reporting is and never will because they think they’re the smart ones whom “Canadians” rely on to make voting decisions. They don’t and the mediocracy are dying dinosaurs.

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  12. But, did Duffy realize he was doing wrong? I know, if it sounds too good to be true, investigate before you act to be sure makes sense. I still think it was Senate management where the trouble was/is, those are the people who should know the rules and follow them, they need to be in on this trial as well.
    I’m feeling sorry for Nigel Wright as well as Stephen Harper up until there’s proof there was any collaboration between them. I’m also sick and tired of hearing the media hacks and opposition as much as calling the PM a liar which should be litigious.

    We have the court case and the kangaroo court with the media and opposition presiding. it’s a pile on against Harper and will continue to the end , when they’ve sucked the last drop of blood from it. It’s about Duffy and the Senate period.

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  13. Bang on Liz. It’s about Duffy and the Senate period.

    I was just reading the comments under a Peter Mansbridge column at CBC. He is showing old video etc tonight and then getting the At Issue panel to comment. Those leaving comments are truly suffering from Harper Derangement Syndrome.

    Quite amazing the unsubstantiated allegations. If Wright does not implicate the PM, they are prepared to say he was lying. The hate is palpable — over a $90,000 cheque to repay the taxpayer!!

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  14. The $90,000 cheque to repay the taxpayer is a fraction of the salary we are paying certain CBC employees who keep yakking on about it. They need to STFU and stop the speculation during the trial, this is the stuff of banter among the chattering coffee clatchers, not for broadcasters/ news readers to be putting their spin on it. In fact, how can there even be a fair trial with all this hype and innuendo?

    After all the debris is cleared away there just might be some litigation, sullying people’s names, including the PM’s is serious business.

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  15. Oh, and something else, the PM does not seem to be a person who is running scared, ditto Nigel Wright.

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  16. I’m saying that Harper’s done a fine job of sticking to the MSM, including CBC re: the consortium sponsored debate because the public just isn’t tuning in to network news shows to the extent they once did. The choice as you suggest is in each and everyone of us. It’s just as acceptable for me to ignore the media as it is for you not to. Too bad for those who don’t have a choice, and for we who have to pay for a choice we don’t make..or use.

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  17. IMO the Duffy trial is the biggest fizzle for the MSM and their hype. They hate that few are paying attention. Only diehards like us apparently.

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  18. A reminder to Bobbie and Shamrock to use a full first and last name in your email when you leave a comment.

    Exiled Maritimer did so, so my thanks.

    Shamrock is only using a first name and Jamie MacMaster is not using a name in his email at all.

    The reality is if I ever have to reach someone for legal reasons, I must be able to do so with ease. Gmail or yahoo are okay because they are traceable. Hot mail not so much. And, then, there are the hidden emails and IPs.

    The reality is that blogging is not what it used to be and anonymity just doesn’t fly anymore — although commenters I have known for years should not concern themselves.

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  19. Why is the media not badgering Wynne over her provincial pension plan? She cannot tell us what it will cost to administer, hasn’t bothered with that little detail , she doesn’t know. In the meantime, her choice for PM, Trudeau, has said he will enhance the CPP.
    Maybe Mommy Wynne should have a discussion with her Justin on this little item. She should also include her partner in arrogance Sousa. Maybe Justin has shared with them how budgets balance themselves, don’t worry, be happy.
    Guess the devil is in the details and there’s a lot of of devilish stuff going down in the politics of this province. We are the losers while Wynne plays federal politics, the venom rolls out and we are losing jobs and going farther in debt as we await her carbon tax when the snow flies in this cold north.

    Do we stay and fight or run for the hills?

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  20. Mulcair is saying PM Harper is running as far away from the Duffy trial as he can, campaigning in the far north. Mulcair forgets one little detail, we have communications and there are reporters following him. Nice try Mulcair, back to the drawing board.

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  21. PM Harper was in BC last night and this morning, then he is heading to Calgary today, then onto the North maybe…Mulcair should get his facts straight.

    The media are full of speculation and innuendo on the Duffy trial….wish they would wait for the trial and what’s said under oath. Talk about cherry picking…hope they are just as focused when Liberal Harb goes on trial next year or for the court case of the NDP next year. crickets I bet.
    Mulcair looks like a hypocrite talking about corruption.

    Breaking news…Teresa Spence is running for GRAND CHIEF!!!!!

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  22. Thanks Shamrock/Phil. My apologies but I am getting a lot of nasty messages via my Contact Form and I can’t be too careful. In fact, I am considering giving up and just leave my 100 reasons at the top. Will decide on the weekend.

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  23. You can go back to Shamrock Phil. As long as I have this info, everything is fine. Thanks. I will remove that comment for your privacy.

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  24. This from Katy formally with CBC now with the Ottawa newspaper live blogging…..The media won’t like this…there you go…all the hoopala and Wright confirms that his decisions did NOT include the Prime minister…last sentence.

    Kady: And we’re there — at that “conversation” between Wright and the PM, during which Wright explained both the strategy and the risk of establishing a particularly stringent precedent, as far as expenses not only being legal, but “right and appropriate.”

    Following that conversation, Wright says, he informed his colleagues that they were “good to go” pending one further confirmation.

    “Good to go’ means the points I wanted to raise with the PM had been raised, and we could proceed with the plan,” Wright says.

    Those points did *not* include whether the party would covert those costs, as those were never decisions in which he involved the PM, Wright says.

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  25. How grand is that! Too bad all the Liberals who flocked to her fish soup tent on the Hill can’t vote for her.

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  26. Funny as in strange, those who are now commenting during the court lunch break have found a cover up. What cover up? Some things on the hill should be private. The PMO had no obligation to tell all the gory details. The PMO did not know the details, just that Duffy would pay the money back. I swear the media and Harper haters will still find a smoking gun somehow. They are obsessed!! Not only that. It shows that Duffy did not purposefully bill the expenses. He really believed he was in the right. So, where is the bribe?

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  27. Progressives are desperate to get rid of the Conservative gov’t and so scream and yell at folks like us calling us monsters, not a real Canadian or whatever. It is sickening. Read the links at the CBC Duffy live site and you will see what I mean. They are now making stuff up. Cover up is what they are all saying. Cover up of what? It’s the NDP and the satellite offices that is the cover up.

    I am sick of it all and the election campaign has just started. I mean, do I need this? I have two great grandsons. That means my oldest granddaughter has two small children, aged 4 and 6. I have more than paid my dues and yet the anarchists as you call them Ken, show no respect for anyone else’s political opinion.

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  28. NDP Charlie Angus took time off from campaigning in Timmins to be outside the court house for a scrum with the media. OMG but he looked like a deer caught in the headlights….it all blew up in his biased face. He more or less insinuated that Wright was lying under oath and the media were pointing out the fact that Wright said the Prime minister was not involved. Angus then went off on some HDS rant and ended up walking away with his shoulders humped looking all dejected. He looked like a total fool.

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  29. Progs here, there and everywhere in a state of frenzy.
    Have to laugh out loud when I hear Lisa LaFlamme advertising her CTV news, saying it’s hard to get the unvarnished truth these days! I doubt she was looking in the mirror when she said it!

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  30. Heads exploding frmgrl is right. I have never seen anything like it. No matter what Nigel or the PM would say, they would accuse them of lying. They look and sound so foolish and desperate. Funny, I don’t recall such a frenzy by conservatives when Chretien was a witness in the Gomery inquiry.

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  31. They never have. Heaven knows mine and my wife’s family had enough of them in South Russia 1917-1920.
    Hang in for at least this election. Ignore them and keep the truth coming.

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  32. Here’s another statement from Nigel Wright that verifies PM Harper knew nothing. Wright was handling the affair HIMSELF just as the PM has been saying for a year…….

    Oh, and no, he tells Neubauer that he didn’t tell the prime minister about the subsequent discussions with Duffy and his lawyer over the $90 K.

    He also never expected repayment — from Duffy, that is.

    Amazing how the media aren’t using the exact statements from Wright. CBC just said there is more coming etc…they are having a hard time accepting the testimony.

    Mansbridge is going to have ANOTHER “at issue” tonight on the Duffy trial…they had one last night too. DESPERADO’S. They all look like fools. Lots of sad, sad, media faces outside the courthouse, especially Toronto Star reporter Tim Harper. I LOVE it.

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  33. We all remember the disrespect Chretien showed Judge Gomery as well when he showed up at the inquiry and did his golf ball routine. Can anyone imagine an Conservative getting away with that?

    Nigel Wright is an honourable man, the PM is an honourable man, they have nothing to run from in this Duffy and Senate of Canada Aafair. It’s pretty tiresome to hear quips from Mulcair on this, saying Harper can run but he can’t hide…let’s get real here, the PM is not hiding from anyone.

    Anyhow, it’s fun to watch the media balloons burst.

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  34. Let them waste their energy on this. There was nothing there except in the addled minds of Harper hates like Michael Harris and other obsessed “journalists.”

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  35. Now that the Nigel Wright questions has been answered clearly, perhaps the media can move on to the NDP $2.7million satellite office scandal. No? Of course not, how would that further the interests of the mediocracy, or screw Harper or put a stop to “unfair” capitalism?

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  36. Angus is looking to get sued? Wright does not have to put up with this crap from the opposition outside the HOC.
    We will be seeing the NDP implode any day now as they overplay this trial and end up with egg on their faces. It’s all they’ve got, most people in this country know by now they can’t take any chances on an NDP government given the Alberta mistake and Ontario’s colossal economic disaster.

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  37. Well, Wright has testified, answered the BIG question,PM Harper did NOT know about the payment so what pablum are the hacks and hounds going to feed on next?
    Maybe they could discuss the latest bit of fluff from Trudeau on the campaign trail, he’s going to grow the economy from the heart out. What does that mean exactly? Should we ask Wynne if she can explain it, she who presides over a heartless government, regulating and taxing us to poverty?

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  38. Does anyone else think it’s time the PM and the Conservative party start swinging back at the nattering ninnies we have posing as news media? There are far more urgent matters affecting us all in our daily lives than $90 grand given to Duffy from the private funds of Nigel Wright. It’s all about getting rid of Harper, they hate him more than they care about the welfare of this country and it’s people IMO CBC should be cleaned out, we’re funding them, the government needs to be demanding they stop playing politics and report the facts. With few exceptions they’re a total disgrace.

    So c’mon all Conservatives let’s start speaking up, stop putting up with these sneering news manipulators, we deserve better but taking no action means we get what we deserve.

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  39. How about the emerging scandal the PM discussed political issues with Tory Senators? How could he do such a thing, that domineering ….yada yada…hate him, whatever. So, even though they’re in his caucus, unlike the Grit Senators, that’s not “independence enough?” A certain journalist with bad hair must be fuming & fulminating as we speak. Here’s hoping the people see it for what it is – I’m hopeful & confident. I haven’t seen anything new from the progressive crew in quite a while. If this is it – care bear economics – permission from the UN to build pipelines or extract oil – and tax increases from both – then the voter will reject their programs imho.

    Yes Liz J, great advice btw, you’re right, speak out, don’t let the silliness stand, challenge their “thinking,” I have, it’s a lot of fun and, except the rabid Harper haters, people are willing to listen, at least out here on the left coast. There should be plenty of opportunities especially as we get closer to the election when people actually are thinking about politics (these are but blips in time for most Canadians), probably heating up after the Labour Day Weekend.

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  40. Yes Liz, I agree the CPC needs to start swinging back. Commenters here are doing that as are a few Blogging Tories. But, in reality it is up to the party. They have dozens of people on their payroll. It is those who should be managing the issues. I mean, what do they do all day? If I sound fed up, I am. Already.

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  41. What do they do all day is a good question. I hope they’re not writing stupid ads but rather keeping tabs on what’s being passed off as news after it’s been tinkered with to suit an obvious agenda. We need to see proof they’re actually on top of all the screed, I for one don’t see much evidence of it. Let’s go after them, wake them up.

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  42. Hahahaha. Liz — you say let’s go after them — as in the party. I wish we could. In April 2011 I sent my Harper Gov’t Accomplishment List via email and said I gave them permission to use it. In reply, I got a patronizing form letter response. I have never tried again. The thing is we can’t hold the PM responsible for some staffer or volunteer at the party level.

    If the CPC brass are reading this, listen up. When I worked for the Harris PCs, the Premier’s office and PC headquarters were on top of everything and I mean everything. You are ignoring too much BS.

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  43. Sandy: I get your point…Do you need this? Watching CBC all day and CPAC makes a person want to give up and just go vote on Oct. 19th. The only message getting out there seems to be the media and the television stations …can’t name names as I am watching power and politics right now. It’s a mass effort to not vote PM Harper. Mike Duffy…all day as if it’s the biggest conspiracy since the sponsorship scandal. Duffy should of been given the option of the Liberals (can’t mention names) and quietly paid the money back and no media coverage. The court cases coming up in 2016 should be hair raising…no 40 camera’s or CBC fine tooth combing every sentence and no “special at issue ” panels all week I am sure. Not to forget the CBC stage installed outside the courthouse. People talk about “democracy”…well that’s lacking with Canadian media. Lord help us if this propaganda ends up with voters being uninformed on voting day, and I am afraid it will happen. It’s like fighting the big bad wolf(CBC , CTV, Global, Canadian press, Toronto Star, CPAC) when your just little red riding hood.

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  44. Hi Shamrock. Just letting everyone know I read all the comments but don’t always reply. It’s good for you commenters to have discussions as well.

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  45. One day soon the scribes and talking heads will have to join the majority who have come to the conclusion the Duffy trial has nothing to do with the things that are important in our daily lives. We want good governance, we want a steady hand at the wheel, we want to feel we are in safe hands, all of which we have with the present PM and his party. This is why the media and opposition are going off the reality track, they’re in National Enquirer mode, they have nothing else, they’re all aflutter about who knew the what, when, why Duffy was offered/given $90 grand to pay off a debt he allegedly owed to our coffers. Most would consider this a good thing, we all should have a friend like Nigel Wright.

    Let’s get serious, give us the unvarnished silly stuff Trudeau keeps uttering and double talk from Mulcair on the Oil Sands and ask if we can trust either of these men to keep this country safe and economically sound. Leave the Duffy case with the courts where it belongs.

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  46. Over at SDA we have this….apparently the journalists covering the election are in a union registered to campaign in it. Now they really are de facto a media party just as we’ve been calling them all along, now they can tinker away with our democratic process by manipulating the facts to fit their agenda and that’s going to confuse and bewilder many people not tuned in like we are.
    God knows where this will end if it’s not stopped. Unions should not be allowed to do this, it must be stopped. Elections Canada seems to be an enemy of our democratic rights with this unheard of action.

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  47. I hear you Liz but belonging to a union and collective bargaining is legal in this country. It is what it is. Thankfully, there are lots of people who belong to unions but still vote Conservative.

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