Friday, March 16, 2018 

I NEVER Thought I Would Have To Look For Reasons To Remain In the Federal NDP ....

I've voted New Democrat in all Federal elections since 1972 with membership since 1981. With the woeful inexperience and bad judgement of the current Leader, I don't feel comfortable in the Federal Party anymore. Under his short leadership, major Party issues have been sidelined by 'Khalistan' while on the Convention floor the hot divisive issue was the Party's stand on 'Palestine'. I've knocked on thousands of doors for the Party over the years and I can assure you these are NOT vote getting issues for us! Ongoing affiliation for me is very shaky. I am actively looking for reasons to stay.

As well, Jagmeet Singh's ongoing mistreatment of my MP Erin Weir has gone on for 44 days without resolution. Jagmeet's inexperience and international outward focus is hurting the Party.

What a mess  :(

Thursday, February 22, 2018 

I Did NOT Support Jagmeet Singh For Leader Of Canada's NDP (and his actions have confirmed that i voted correctly!!)

Dear Jagmeet Singh!
It is unfortunate that your lengthy, ongoing mistreatment of current sitting New Democrat Member of Parliament, Erin Weir, continues! This is highly unacceptable!! You placed him in political limbo for over 3 weeks based on NO actual allegations .. then you opened a 3 week 'fishing expedition' so that any 'actual' complaints could be made. 'Guilty until proven innocent' was the WRONG move on this matter Jagmeet. I did not support you for Leader and your high handed treatment of my Member of Parliament proves that i was correct to not vote for you. This is NOT how Jack Layton would have treated a Member of the NDP Caucus ... Resolve this!!!!

Monday, February 12, 2018 

'Guilty until proven innocent' Has NOT Been A Policy of The New Democratic Party Until Jagmeet Singh's Leadership

Ten days after NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh suspended MP Erin Weir, details on the 'investigation' and timeline were finally revealed on CTV's 'Question Period'. While no allegations against Mr. Weir had been received by Mr. Singh, a personal attack by a fellow caucus member saw the suspension of Mr. Weir from Caucus duties.

Mr. Weir is my MP, I voted for him and tried to help with his election. I write this opinion on my own without consultation with anyone. I am speaking publicly against Mr. Singh's actions because i have no other mechanism to raise my voice on this injustice.

Here is what Mr. Singh has finally outlined concerning the 'investigation' of 'allegations' against Mr. Weir:

Window to report allegations in Weir investigation closing
As for the process underway to handle the third-party claims of "harassing behaviour towards women" levelled against Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir, Singh said there are about 10 days left in a two-week window for any potential victims to come forward with specific allegations. (!!!!!!!)
On Feb. 1 Singh announced the NDP would launch a probe into the claims levelled against him by fellow NDP MP Christine Moore in an email to caucus.
According to a copy of the email, Weir is named directly by Moore, who alleges that "too many women (mostly employee [sic])" have complained to her about Weir harassing them.
Based on what’s been made public, there is no indication these allegations involved incidents that were sexual in nature.
The independent investigation got underway formally on Feb. 6, Singh’s chief of staff Willy Blomme announced earlier this week.
Blomme said the investigation is being conducted by Michelle Flaherty who is a University of Ottawa law professor and member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
"Once Dr. Flaherty’s work is complete, the MP's role in caucus will be re-evaluated," she said in a statement.
Singh said the part of the investigation where the investigator will be open to hearing from victims will total two weeks, closing on Feb. 20.
"Then, the investigator has requested some time to evaluate how long it will actually take to prepare the report," Singh said.
Citing the investigation, Singh would not comment on whether any men or women had come forward with specific allegations against Weir.
As of last week when Weir appeared on Question Period, no one had spoken up to his knowledge.
"We understand that this is a matter that needs to be done very urgently and we’ll try our best to have it done in an expedient manner," said Singh. - CTV's Fifth Estate - Feb 11/18

To have my MP suspended from his caucus duties based upon no allegations and then subjected to a 2 week penalty period in order to allow 'possible allegations' to be made against him is a mockery of justice of any kind! This is not the NDP way of treating persons .... this is something else and it is an injustice to Mr. Weir.

In my years of defending the New Democratic Party on this blogsite, I can say that I have NEVER seen worse administrative decisions made by a Leader of the NDP. What Mr. Singh has done to my Member of Parliament is highly unacceptable and may well be clear evidence that  he is out of his league in federal politics.

Friday, February 09, 2018 

Jagmeet Singh's 'Amateur Hour' In The Federal NDP Caucus Office ....

Those of us who are closely following the story concerning allegations against Erin Weir are asking the following questions of Leader Jagmeet Singh:  
-what is being investigated? 
-who is conducting the investigation? 
-what is the delay in concluding the investigation? 
-Do you have any idea of what you are doing sir??

I have been a member of the New Democratic Party for 37 years. I have never been more unhappy with Caucus administration than I am concerning this matter. 

Friday, January 20, 2017 

Good Morning America ....

Courtesy David Rowe, Australia
(click to enlarge)

To quote the writers of Monty Python's Flying Circus ... "And now for something completely different."

Saturday, July 23, 2016 

"This Is How Fascism Comes To America" ....

This is How Fascism Comes To America
by Robert Kagan - The Washington Post

"The Republican Party’s attempt to treat Donald Trump as a normal political candidate would be laughable were it not so perilous to the republic. If only he would mouth the party’s “conservative” principles, all would be well.
But of course the entire Trump phenomenon has nothing to do with policy or ideology. It has nothing to do with the Republican Party, either, except in its historic role as incubator of this singular threat to our democracy. Trump has transcended the party that produced him. His growing army of supporters no longer cares about the party. Because it did not immediately and fully embrace Trump, because a dwindling number of its political and intellectual leaders still resist him, the party is regarded with suspicion and even hostility by his followers. Their allegiance is to him and him alone.
And the source of allegiance? We’re supposed to believe that Trump’s support stems from economic stagnation or dislocation. Maybe some of it does. But what Trump offers his followers are not economic remedies — his proposals change daily. What he offers is an attitude, an aura of crude strength and machismo, a boasting disrespect for the niceties of the democratic culture that he claims, and his followers believe, has produced national weakness and incompetence. His incoherent and contradictory utterances have one thing in common: They provoke and play on feelings of resentment and disdain, intermingled with bits of fear, hatred and anger. His public discourse consists of attacking or ridiculing a wide range of “others” — Muslims, Hispanics, women, Chinese, Mexicans, Europeans, Arabs, immigrants, refugees — whom he depicts either as threats or as objects of derision. His program, such as it is, consists chiefly of promises to get tough with foreigners and people of nonwhite complexion. He will deport them, bar them, get them to knuckle under, make them pay up or make them shut up.

The Washington Post

Thursday, May 19, 2016 

Bullying Is NOT Leadership Mr. Trudeau.

Bullying is not leadership, whether it is invoking Closure on an important Bill or testosteronic rampaging on the floor of the House of Commons which injured a fellow Member of Parliament. Just sayin' :(

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